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What is the GPL way - without or with little developing - to build a web site runnning on apache which has to feature: one million record database (MySQL; which may be editable), an advanced search on it with results (pins and/or images) to display on a google like map?

Example: http://livelovely.com/search

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GPL way? :S. Use GPL software == GPL way –  Nathan W Aug 3 '12 at 6:28
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The front end would be OpenLayers. The database would ideally be PostGIS but you could manage with MySQL I guess. You might want Geoserver in there too. For background data use OpenStreetMap.

http://www.osgeo.org for all things open source geo.

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A practical example of openlayers and a database

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