(UMN) MapServer is an Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web.

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Mapnik, Mapserver or Geoserver

I'm currently developping an ArcGIS based flex webviewer. ArcGIS is great for most of the things but there are some issues like performance and license costs. That's why I'm looking into possible ...
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Visualization of 3D shapefiles with Mapserver and Postgis

I'm wondering is there a way to visualize 3d data with mapserver? 3D .shp files are in postgis database, and I already connected mapserver to database, but with simple layer in mapfile.
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How can I secure an WMS against unauthorized access?

In a project the customer wants the images of the WMS to be secured against unauthorized access. What are the common solutions to realize that? Are they compatible with the OGC-standards?
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Completely Brand New to GIS - Help picking technology from the pros [duplicate]

I'm new to GIS and need to learn for an internship. I've been reading a lot and now need help picking technologies to use... particularly the map serving tech. Project Requirements - Free Web ...
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How to colour polygons with a completely transparent fill using MapServer?

Is it possible to fill polygons so that they are completely transparent in MapServer? I want to have a black background that is slightly opaque, and wherever there is a polygon I want that to be ...
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Simple way to have an offline web based map?

My goal is to have a world map embedded in a web page, but without access to the internet. Preferrably only a set of tiles in combination with some slippy map js-lib. Storage space is not really an ...
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How can I show only some classes of a layer in UMN-mapserver?

I visualize a shape-layer in the mapserver. Now I want to make some requests for only some classes of this layer. I want for example one request for only the water-classes and later for only the ...
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Map hosting options

I'm trying to figure out how to best get started on a web-mapping project, and am wondering about where I should host my maps from. In terms of my skills, I'm quite good at desktop mapping and ...
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Why do we need Mapserver/Geoserver to present data from spatial database to web browser?

I was trying "How I set up GeoServer on an old machine" and By @iant I was setting up Tomcat and all. I suddenly had a question why we need Mapsever and Geoserver? Can these server pull data from ...
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displaying feature info in a popup

Thanks to Nicklas' anwer to my previous question... I was able to "combine my shapefile and CSV data have made a lot of progress on my project. Now I want to display the attribute data in a popup ...
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Maps, black and white/ gray scale printing

I'm working on Mapserver to do beautiful maps with AGG rendering Until now, I've only thought about the best way to get color maps. Now, I have to think how to make color ones compatible with a grey ...
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Is dynamically generating Choropleth maps a solved problem?

I am trying to work out what mapping tools I would need to use to dynamically create Choropleth maps from our data. I am working on a project where the backend is a big database of statistics, and ...
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How to debug “msProcessProjection(): Projection library error. no system list, errno: 2” error in mapserver?

I think I have a misconfiguration in my mapserver that is preventing it from serving up imagery. In my map file, I have this section: PROJECTION "init=epsg:4326" END If I leave that ...
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SRID error in mapserver

I've created a network topology using QGIS, saved it as a shp, imported it into PostGIS using shp2pgsql and I'm now trying to output some of the geometry using mapserver. Unfortunately mapserver is ...
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Options for PostGIS and Mapserver outputing SVG, and client with OpenLayers

This question is related to "Options for displaying PostGIS vectors in OpenLayers?", but I need SVG output on server. OpenLayers must render SVG directly. We are using Mapserver6, and thinking on WFS ...
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What map source/API/tools are recommended to create Web GIS/Mapping application utilising Microsoft technologies?

I'm researching about technologies (around Microsoft tech) to create mapping application and would like to have advice/suggestions. Brief requirement to build mapping application with Microsoft ...
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What are my options for creating a tile cache via a WMS server which requires http authentication?

I'd like to create a tile cache and offer the tiles via TMS/WMS. The source is a WMS server that is protected by basic http authentication, but no SSL. I'll also need to reproject the tiles. This is ...
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How display outlines in a Map, only from a scale, but the colored polygon in all scales?

I want to display a shape with UMN-Mapserver. It has different coloured polygons and also outlines. But I want to display the outlines only, from a specific scale. I could add MINSCALE 150000, but in ...
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Notepad++ syntax highlighting support for .mapfiles?

I was looking for a language definition for mapserver ".map" files in Notepad++ but could not find anything. Is there anyone who can recommend / has such a file? an already defined one? If not, is ...
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Mapserver tiles - trouble with projection

I'm trying to render tiles with shp2img tool from Mapserver suite and my tiles aren't matching. Tiles are numbered like in openstreetmaps.org. This is an attempt to draw tile (level 1, x=1, y=0) which ...
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Heat map / Density map from dynamic points table in MapServer (GeoServer)?

How can I create a heat map (some would call a density map) from a points layer in MapServer (or GeoServer)? (preferably able to choose Interpolation method, NN, IDW, etc and color map with a ...
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GeoTiff size - what to do?

I have a whole series of GeoTiff tiles, each one about 250mb in size, in total just over 90gb. I want to be able to display these as a wms into QGIS to 20+ GIS users and in the end make them into a ...
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Monster Spatial database server suggestions

I'm going to setup a open Mapserver w/ Openlayers, Geojango, Postgis using Postgresql. And I need some suggestions from people that have been shopping for what I need longer than I have. What would ...
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Setting up MapServer WMS and use it with OpenLayers

I have set up MapServer WMS on the localhost by the following map file: MAP NAME "Prvi_WMS" SIZE 600 300 # 600 by 300 pixel image output PROJECTION "init=epsg:4326" END ...
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Maturity of Mapserver mapscript C# bindings?

I've been thinking about possibly porting an internal custom GIS application built on top of Python / PyQt / Mapscript / GDAL-OGR / PostGis to C#. I was wondering about the maturity of the C# ...
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How to create varying opacity within a layer in Mapserver?

Suppose you have a mapfile containing a background layer and a layer with a lot of overlapping linestrings. Now, for the overlapping linestrings, it might be good to visualize their density, thus at ...
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How do I know when to use a map server or a tile server?

I'm new in GIS tech and I still have some questions about GIS. I wanted to know why to choose a map server (mapserver, geomap) instead of a tile server (tilestream, tilecache or tilestache) + tile ...
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Does anyone display OpenStreetMap through MapServer, ArcGIS for Server or Geoserver?

I use Windows OS. The data (OpenStreetMap) are stored in a postgres/postgis database. How do I display this data correctly? Update: Now I use: geoserver-2.3.5.exe, ...
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Update PostGIS after updating GDAL?

I am using PostGIS 2.0 and I want to use the raster functionality through mapserver. It seems as if the latest official GDAL release 1.9.1 has an unstable PostGIS raster driver, as pointed out in a ...
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GetMap - WMS 1.1.0 vs 1.3.0

This works: ...
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Why does this Mapserver layer not overlay correctly onto Google Maps?

I'm using mapserver to serve an overlay of weather data onto a google map (V2) and the weather data is not displaying where it should. The image below shows the problem i am having. The black lines ...
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Webmapping with pgRouting and Mapserver for Beginners

I want to use pgRouting for showing shortest path on hiking trails. I created web map so I need to enable users when they click on start and end point somewhere on hiking trails, that it shows ...
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How to zoom to full map extent with mapserver?

I need to put checkbox with name "Zoom to extents" which will zoom to full map extent (first extent which appears by opening web page). Can someone help me? In mapfile I have this "EXTENT 563090 ...
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Does GeoServer and/or MapServer have a services directory similar to ArcGIS's services directory?

Does GeoServer or MapServer have anything analogous to the ArcGIS Server services directory? Is there a convenient endpoint where you can see all the services hosted on a particular machine? Edit: ...
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QGIS Server limitations?

QGIS Server seems to be fairly simple to setup and create services, however I'm wondering if there are any limitations with using it opposed to MapServer or GeoServer. My current server ...
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Overlaying WMS from Mapserver in OpenLayers with epsg:900913 from Google/Bing/OpenStreetMap

ADDED: Another curious effect is that no matter to what scale I zoom on the baselayer google/bing map, the WMS overlay is always the same-sized shot of MN. That is, as the baselayer map is scaled up ...
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How to restore default values in Mapserver?

I'm using Mapscript reading a configuration of my map file, so i set some values in my mapObj. But in certain point of my code i need to restore the default values locate in map file. I tried to use ...
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Trying to fill polygon fills the entire map

I have been given some shp files to be displayed using Mapserver. Until now I was able to find the correct projections, display the map, and show labels. However, I have problems with polygon colors. ...
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Using Mapscript to create a mapfile from scratch

Following a few online tutorials I have seen, I am trying to create a mapfile from scratch using mapscript. However, when I try to create the layer object, I get an error in the init of mapscript.py; ...
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Why is MapServer adding horizontal artifacts when projecting EPSG:4326 data to EPSG:3857?

We're running MapServer with a map that has just one layer, political boundaries from a SHP file. This layer is using a basic EPSG:4326 projection, and the map itself is using EPSG:3857. The ...
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openlayers + mapserver: controlling tiles

I have a mapserver serving the following mapfile: MAP NAME "GLOBCOVER MAP" # Map image size SIZE 1000 1000 UNITS meters EXTENT -30.001389 -30.106069 80.998611 80.108847 ...
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How to implement pgRouting in a web GIS based on MapServer?

I have 3d lines in PostGIS database (representing hiking trails). I'm using phpPgAdmin administration tool. I want to use Dijkstra method for finding shortest way. I inserted all needed columns to ...
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Mapserver - What are some options for a GUI for mapfile creation?

What are some possible options for a GUI to manage style and mapfile for Mapserver. I am interested in all solution, QGIS plugin, ArcGIS mxd or MapInfo workspace converter or else. Thank you for ...
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What are the requirements for building a Web Mapping and analysis Site?

I want to make a site like bhuvan in which it can provide different layers of information and also tools for performing GIS analysis I know three main requirements : client side scripting ...
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Best practice for serving data to OpenLayers client

We have some polyline and point data in SHP format and would like to serve that data to an OpenLayers client. First we thought about converting the data to GeoJSON and send it to the client as a ...
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WMS,WFS Services in Mapserver

I am new at Mapserver. I was trying to get WMS and WFS services started but could not get any simple article to start the services from scratch and display service data into openlayers. Please ...
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Why can't I get MapServer to show a raster?

I am trying to use MapServer to display a raster image (png). That's it for now at least. However, I am having no luck. When I visit my map by using a link like: ...
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How can I change the line width of the outline for polygons in the Mapfile?

I display Polygons in the UMN Mapserver. With the OUTLINE-keyword I set a color for the outline of the polygons. How can I change the line width of this outline?
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Using shp2img and Remote Objects instead of WMS

I am a Flex developer that works with ESRI's REST Flex API most of the time, but have been exploring other options in the Flex world of web mapping. I have been using WebOrb's implementation of ...
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postgis: difference with && operator and st_intersects

I found that there is a difference in result between using A && B operator or one of the geo functions like st_intersects(A,B) or st_overlaps(A,B) While the st_intersects or st_overlaps ...