I've downloaded data for my country from OSM and let a GIS expert to style it for me in MapInfo pro. (I have TAB files and .wor - workspace).
When I tried converting them to SHP (for QGIS) I've noticed that the styles don't transfer with the conversion (they are saved in the workspace in MapInfo Pro). So I manually re edited the SHP file to match the style.
Next , When I imported the SHP files to GeoServer , Again the styles from the SHP files didn't transfer - and here I'm stuck. I'm using windows based machine with QGIS and MapInfo. I have GeoServer installed (and can also install other WMS like MapServer if needed).
I'm looking for the easiest way to set styled layers in any MapServer so I could install "offline" map based web app on client site (using open source WMS)