MapServer for Windows from MapTools.org. If you are a beginner looking for
a complete MapServer solution on the Windows platform, or an advanced user
looking to avoid compiling your own, this is what you’re looking for. MS4W
is a complete Web Server/MapServer/MapScript package. MS4W includes
several flavors of MapScript (PHP, C#, Python, Java), and additional dlls
for SDE and Oracle support. Several popular Web applications are also
available for download, which are pre-configured for MS4W.
OSGeo4W is a binary distribution of a broad set of Open Source geospatial
software for Win32 environments (Windows XP, Vista, etc). OSGeo4W includes
GDAL/OGR, GRASS, MapServer, OpenEV, uDig, as well as many other packages
(about 70 as of summer 2008).
A collection of Open Source GIS tools provided by Frank Warmerdam. This
goes beyond your basic web mapping tools and include many useful utilities
for creating, manipulating, and serving geo-spatial data. New versions
will probably not appear.
DebianGIS provides a number of packages including MapServer, PostGIS,
GDAL, QGIS, and GEOS. It sometimes lags a little bit behind the absolute
latest release, but DebianGIS provides a solid integration environment
for a giant slug of Open Source GIS software.
The Enterprise Linux GIS (ELGIS) repository provides up to date packages
of MapServer and related OSGeo tools for Enterprise Linux and derivatives,
that is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux.
The FGS Linux Installer is a self-extracting file that will install
MapServer with PHP/MapScript and all of their dependencies on your Linux
system. It provides a stand-alone environment with all the required
software (incl. Apache and PHP) to run PHP/MapScript webmapping
applications. The bundled version of Apache can be configured to run on
any port so it will not interfere with previous installations of Apache or
other web servers on your system.
The OpenSUSE Application:Geo repository provides stable Packages for
MapServer and other OSGeo tools. Development versions are also made
available for testing in other OBS before being migrated to the stable
Download and unzip this file into your computer. Follow the directions in
ReadMe.txt. You will most likely need to move the demo directory tree to an
appropriate location in your httpd server. You will also need to edit some
of the mapfile and template file parameters to reflect the changes in your
paths (directory locations).