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Facts:

Data are stored in a MySql db with no spatial data. instead there is a uri of gazetteer service which will return spatial data in json format.

Project:

build a timeline webgis application (openlayers ??) with these data.

My problem is how to proceed ..

Is there a framework which can produce on the fly GeoJSON data out of the box ?

  • PostGIS can ... – Nicklas Avén Dec 2 '14 at 20:16
  • PostGIS can convert GeoJSon to spatial but it can not fetch the JSON data fromn the gazeteer .... :-( – gpio Dec 3 '14 at 7:59
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I probably find the answer or at least a point to start from.

There is already work done on serving on the fly a spatial layer through geoJson. https://github.com/bmcbride/PHP-Database-GeoJSON

In my case I will change the code so as get the layer attributes from the db & the location from the external gazetteer & build on the fly a GeoJSON response.

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