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Plot points on a Shapefile like this: https://github.com/gka/pyshpgeocode and then convert it to HTML and display it on a browser?

Is this practical method to display the map on a browser?
Any cons of it?

Is there any other way of displaying a Shapefile on a browser?

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take a look at: http://s3.amazonaws.com/shapefile-js/simple.html and

http://badassjs.com/post/845509816/rendering-binary-shapefiles-with-javascript

both use javscript for rendering the shapefile

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You can convert your shapefile to GeoJSON and use tools like leaflet to Display it in an HTML page.

To convert a shapefile to GeoJSON you can use Quantum GIS (It's a great GIS tool). and also there is online convertion services: http://ogre.adc4gis.com/ or http://www.mapshaper.org/

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checkout shp2Mapstraction.py here which makes your point data to html with desired map provider.(in this trunk you can find more files for some purposes.)

Usage:

shp2Mapstraction.py worker.shp workers.html Yahoo

and here there is some information about it.

i hope it helps you...

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  • Can that work "offline"? Jul 16, 2012 at 9:39
  • Yes. It creates offline html file but provider have to be online....
    – Aragon
    Jul 16, 2012 at 9:50
  • I mean to ask that will I be able to see the map when the internet is not working? Jul 16, 2012 at 10:07

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