Map Rendering Beyond Mapnik
A Presentation of the Two Major FOSS Alternatives: Mapserver and Geoserver
Discussing map rendering and tile servers in a group of OpenStreetMap activists makes it sound as if there is only one software in the world that can be used to do this job - namely, Mapnik.
This talk will focus on the two Major FOSS alternatives, which are less well known outside the FOSSGIS/OSGeo community even though they predate Mapnik: Geoserver and Mapserver.
I will show some simple rendering examples for both of them (and Mapnik as a reference), and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each particular software.