The Making of a Web Map

By Directions Staff

The Making of a Web Map
Technology Statistics: A recap of technology used by contest entrants

Below you will find several graphs compiled from the information supplied to us by the contest entrants of Directions Magazine First Annual Web Mapping Contest.The contest drew 105 entries during June and July, but not every entry listed all of the information that was requested.In addition, more than one technology may have been used for each platform.For example, the client side platform may have included HTML, DHTML, and Javascript. Therefore, the results of each statistic will not sum to total number of entries, but they will give you a very good picture of the technology employed by today's web mapping software developers.

Client Side Technology:

Server Side Technology:

Database Employed:

Commercial Software Used:

Editor's Note: MapServer is an open source software application.More information can be found at the Mapserver home page.

Published Sunday, August 24th, 2003

Written by Directions Staff

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