Client-side and Server-side webGIS services
The project refers to online cartography and GIS services; in particular on the server side (back-end) development, where the main processing load is not undertaken by the device of the user, and the front-end web cartography, where the user’s computer, i.e. the client, retrieves data from a remote server, processes them accordingly and replicates them on the device’s screen.
At this point, it is important to clarify that the ‘server’ used for the purposes of the present exercises was not remote, but run on the same machine used for the development (
The main steps followed for the completion of a server-side GIS delivery system can be outlined as follows:
This project is divided into two parts. The first part refers to the creation of a map which is compiled on the client computer, within the web browser. In the second part, a combination of a client-side and a server-side map is generated in the same session. The steps followed for both parts are outlined as follows:
viborg:forests). It’s worth mentioning that the latter is layer originating from vector data, which is rendered by Geoserver into a raster layer.