I apologies if this is a very open ended question but I need a point in the right direction. I've got GeoServer downloaded and running nicely on my Tomcat server. I want to do something quite simple and make a track from a number of GPS coordinates to show the path of satellite across the earth and save this into a png/gif/jpeg so it can be used by another application.
I thought you'd sort of upload your background image and then plot the tracks onto it. But I don't think thats correct. I need to have the map as a shape file to right?
So what I'd like to do is:
- Have a map of the world - Read GPS data from mySQL database. - Plot cooridnates onto map to generate track - Output track and map as image file.
Is there away to schedule this so it updates the track every few hours?
Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer.