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B. MapServer Reference Guide for Vector ... > VirtualSpatialData (ODBC/OVF)

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VirtualSpatialData (ODBC/OVF)

Synopsis

This is an OGR extension to MapServer. It allows you to connect to databases that don’t explicitly hold spatial data, as well as flat text files. Your data must have an x and a y column, and the data may be accessed through an ODBC connection or a direct pointer to a text file.

Types of databases

The VirtualSpatialData OGR extension has been tested with the following databases and should, in theory, support all ODBC data sources.

  • Oracle

  • MySQL

  • SQL Server

  • Access

  • PostgreSQL

Types of flat files

Comma, tab, or custom delimited text/flat files work with VirtualSpatialData.

Create the data source name (DSN)

Specific notes about creating a DSN on Windows and Linux can be found by searching the MapServer reference documents site at http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/doc.


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