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I have on my geoserver 2 shp files : pipes and buildings. I would like to put a form on my openlayers page that when user click it , he can choose distance (10m , 20m, etc...) and get a result of => all pipes in distance X from buildings.

How can I do that using geoserver (I don't wish to upload my shp files to any database because they are being updated regularly)?

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I would recommend you to read something about CQL. Good starting point might be here and there. You should be probably the most interested in DWITHIN geometric predicate.

PS: And there.

  • Thank you , I will read it. Is there any online example for GUI that will go with it - for doing dynamic queries.. – Alophind Jan 12 '14 at 20:24
  • Not that I know of. But you should be OK with simple HTML form having change events binding. – Michal Zimmermann Jan 13 '14 at 7:47

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