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 […]

64 bit cURL with OpenSSL on Windows

MapServer makes use of libcurl.dll to connect to web resources. The reason I’ve had to learn this is because libcurl.dll is vital when using MapServer as a WMS client, or “a cascading WMS server” – using MapServer to connect to another WMS server and then “forward” them as if they were any other map layer. […]