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AW: Plotting millions of points

From: Alexander Mayrhofer <alexander.mayrhofer@nic.at>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:49:41 +0200
Message-ID: <8BC845943058D844ABFC73D2220D46650AC37C9B@nics-mail.sbg.nic.at>
To: Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@gmail.com>, <public-geolocation@w3.org>
> I'm working on a project using the Google Maps API and am curious if
anyone
> knows of any free solutions to plot millions of points (easily :)

I wouldn't say it's really easy, but a very stable and established
solution is to use a tile layer of custom-rendered images of the point
cloud. Mapserver works very well for that.

http://mapserver.org/output/tile_mode.html
http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/javascript/v2/overlays.ht
ml#Tile_Overlays

hope that helps!

Alex
Received on Monday, 22 August 2011 22:50:22 UTC

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