I want to show dynamic data (say .2 sec update) from a postGIS database displayed on top of OpenStreetMap data.
I am very new to GIS so not sure how to go about this.
I am thinking something like:
Prerender OSM tiles + serve with GeoServer (or MapServer).
Serve the dynamic data separate from GEOServer. This could just be lat long coords.
Use OpenLayers in broswer to place the dynamic data on top of the tiles.
Is it possible to do what I am thinking here and if so, does this seem reasonable? Would it be better to render everything server side and send back result? Or should I not prerender tiles?