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From Roger Ruttimann <roger.ruttim...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: CGI mapping portal
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 18:04:45 GMT
Philip,
have a look at the perl bridge which allows you to run and perl script 
inside a portlet.
We use the perl bridge for displaying a lot of legacy applications 
written in perl
inside a portal.

Roger

Philip Mark Donaghy wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>
>I would really like to get a well known internet mapping software called
>MapServer working as a portlet. MapServer is an open source cgi program
>written in C. It plugs right into the Apache servers cgi-bin directory.
>There is a map file that is configured to read local or database driven
>spatial data and an html template similar to Velocity that defines the
>layout of the map, scalebar, legend, and reference map.
>
>Since it is commonly installed in Apache I would be tempted to create a
>portlet that serves as a proxy to Apache. Any clues on how to do this? I
>would be interested in contributing the result.
>
>Thanks,
>Philip
>
>  
>


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