I'm an absolute GIS beginner and here is what i am trying to achieve. I am developing a web application that allows users to :
- type an address, and be displayed the corresponding slipping map
- select a point on this map, and create a marker with custom info
- this marker and associated info will be stored in a database
- every user requesting an address will be presented a slipping map, showing all the markers other users have defined.
So far, i have learnt how to get lat/lon from an address, using nominatim, and display a map via openlayers. I think i know how to store markers in a database, but i don't have a clue how to display an openlayers slipping map, with my markers (several thousands) applied on it ? Is it possible without installing my own mapserver/geoserver ? Thanks for your hints.