GDAL / PROJ.4 on Shared Webhost

For the past couple of days, I’ve been putting hours into understanding Aaron Racicot’s, ‘guide to GIS on a shared hosting service’. This has been a great learning experience in working w/ SSH and a full mapserver install from the source. My goal is to host a Mapserver WMS directly from this site. I’ve got everything in place… probably not configured correctly, probably full of errors, probably will never work (w/o a healthy dose of patience).

I do however, know that I am on the right track, as GDAL/OGR and PROJ.4 are up and running.

[gotti]$ ./ogrinfo -al -so /home/matthewkenny/usr/local/shp_samples/county_polygon.shp INFO: Open of /home/matthewkenny/usr/local/shp_samples/county_polygon.shp' using driverESRI Shapefile’ successful.

Layer name: county_polygon Geometry: Polygon Feature Count: 39 Extent: (576751.628593, 81877.320813) – (2551197.698864, 1355595.418907) Layer SRS WKT: PROJCS[“NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Washington_South_FIPS_4602_Feet”, GEOGCS[“GCS_North_American_1983_HARN”, DATUM[“NAD83_High_Accuracy_Regional_Network”, SPHEROID[“GRS_1980”,6378137.0,298.257222101]], PRIMEM[“Greenwich”,0.0], UNIT[“Degree”,0.0174532925199433]], PROJECTION[“Lambert_Conformal_Conic_2SP”], PARAMETER[“False_Easting”,1640416.666666667], PARAMETER[“False_Northing”,0.0], PARAMETER[“Central_Meridian”,-120.5], PARAMETER[“Standard_Parallel_1”,45.83333333333334], PARAMETER[“Standard_Parallel_2”,47.33333333333334], PARAMETER[“Latitude_Of_Origin”,45.33333333333334], UNIT[“Foot_US”,0.3048006096012192]] COUNTY_COD: Integer (2.0) COUNTY_FIP: String (3.0) COUNTY_NM: String (15.0) ECY_REGION: String (4.0) AIR_REGION: String (46.0) [gotti]$

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