[ka-Map-users] tiling print service (WMS)
Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS)
bartvde at xs4all.nl
Wed May 10 08:12:07 EDT 2006
but won't that consume too much memory?
For generating a 15.000 x 15.000 pixels PNG24 image Mapserver would take
about 900 Mb into memory or not?
> Bart -
> I'm not aware that a 2048x2048 pixel limit is "normal" for WMS servers.
> That's the default limit for MapServer but it is very easily changed.
> I've done that for several years and produce very large images from
> single MapServer WMS requests.
> - Ed
> Ed McNierney
> President and Chief Mapmaker
> TopoZone.com / Maps a la carte, Inc.
> 73 Princeton Street, Suite 305
> North Chelmsford, MA 01863
> Phone: +1 (978) 251-4242
> Fax: +1 (978) 251-1396
> ed at topozone.com
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> den Eijnden (OSGIS)
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> Subject: [ka-Map-users] tiling print service (WMS)
> Hi list,
> can the ka-map tiling logic be used to create a WMS print service?
> Imagine our use case, people wanting to print on A0 paper from ArcGIS,
> and ArcGIS has a WMS layer for aerial photographs in it. Ofcourse normal
> WMS services limit themselves to 2048x2048 pixels like Mapserver does.
> But ArcGIS requests an image of about 15000 pixels wide.
> If a tiling php script could act as WMS service, and would ask for
> 2048x2048 tiles to the aerial photograph WMS, and stream that back to
> the client (ArcGIS), it could be a solution. Could ka-map be used for
> Would it be a lot of work?
> Also, is it possible to stream back the whole 15000x15000 pixels image
> without taking the whole thing in memory? I.e. could the script read up
> the tiles from disk and stream them sequentially into 1 image?
> Thanks in advance for some thoughts on this.
> Best regards,
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