I've developed many GIS Applications using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 and 10.0 for ASP.NET.
I'm wondering if I can do a GIS application using my shapefiles and pure PHP scripting. I've Googled for that purpose, found many MapServer solutions, but they were a little bit complicated.
My question is: can I have a little Web application to mange the shapefiles, create tiles for them, deal with aerial images, and then display map layers using OpenLayers for example?
I need a lite solution (No PHP extensions installing required - NO special set up...etc.).