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i want to create a webmap page using my own shapefiles but all the mapserver softwares that i've seen need to be installed directly in the server.

so, is there any software that allows me to create the mapserver just by putting the files in some folder and "execute" them (like php or js, for example)?

thanks in advance =^)

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MapServer is a single binary that can be put in place with no further 'installation' needed. However, the fact that you're asking about "PHP or JS" means to me that you're probably in a more limited hosting situation that doesn't allow you to use most software -- instead, you probably need PHP. You should probably either mention a host (so people can provide specific information) or, if PHP is all you're comfortable with, just limit the question to PHP rather than attempting to be more broad. – Christopher Schmidt Oct 17 '10 at 23:36
That single binary is placed in the space that i've allocated in the web server or must be placed in the server itself by the isp techs? my problem is that i can only use a software that doesn't need isp techs intervention. – Marinheiro Oct 18 '10 at 9:30
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You could try Openlayers after converting your shapefiles to GML, JSON, or KML. Ogr2ogr is useful for the conversion step; see OGR vector formats for format details. (source)

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I agree; this page is a good demo for such. – Jason Scheirer Oct 20 '10 at 20:40
i'm gonna try it =^) – Marinheiro Oct 21 '10 at 8:47

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