I have web map showing land parcel and buildings.I am using GeoServer WMS and OpenLayers. My buildings are showing as point on map. Then I want to add some images to those points to show when activating image layer just like this example

According to that example I think GeoRSS is the solution. But I have lot of problems just like,

  1. What types of things should do in GeoServer
  2. Where store images etc...

Please give some idea. Is there any tutorials or example?

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GeoRSS is used in that example because Flickr providing geotagged images through a GeoRSS API.

There are several solutions here, but I recon that most of them require you to write some OpenLayers code, and unless you use a photo storing site such as Flickr, you would have to write your own mechanisms for storing and retriewing your images as well.

A tip is to use PostGIS or another spatial databse, and return the image data as GeoJSON, with a feature attribute with a link to the image. I did something like this in my masters thesis 3 years ago, using Google Maps API. The code is horrible, but could give you some ideas perhaps. You'll find it at my homepage

  • Hallo atlefren, May 8, 2012 at 3:48
  • Are u do that using open layers,I can't find open layer code on your sourcecode_masters_atlefren folder,Pls correct me May 8, 2012 at 11:38
  • As I wrote: I did this implementation using Google Maps API, and linked to my code as a means of inspiration only.
    – atlefren
    May 8, 2012 at 12:42

I found the answer.

You Geotiff as your picture type to publish using geoserver.

It works fine for me.

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