Setting up a Secure Cascading WMS on MapServer

There a number of benefits to using a cascading WMS service – a WMS service that is read and then forwarded on through an intermediary WMS server: you can cache the service (for example with TileCache) to greatly improve performance your application need only worry about a single point of connection, using WMS layers aggregated […]

Web Mapping Services & Security

For the majority of public GIS systems I’ve worked on all the data in a database is available to users via the mapping interface. If someone wanted to hack in and “steal” data the only concern would be the bandwidth they took up. Security for these systems is fairly low down on the list of […]