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

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Effective way for creating Open Source Web mapping applications

Sorry for asking such a basic question, but these days there is lot of advancement on open source technologies. My requirements for my application are below Basic Map application with zoom, pan, ...
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Is a GIS server essential for developing a GIS based web application or can I manage completely using a scripting framework (like OpenLayers)? [duplicate]

I'm completely a newbie in open source geospatial technologies and I’m trying to learn the concepts/architecture of building a GIS based web application. I want to use only open source technologies, ...
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TileCache: tiles directory tree format

I was setting up TileCache but the format of the directory tree in which the tiles are stored caught me a little off guard. Before we get started, I'll share my set up... tilecache.cfg: [cache] ...
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MapServer: msWMSGetCapabilities(): WMS server error. WMS request not enabled

I took a look at this question/answer, and although helpful, it did not solve my issue. After spending the last couple days on this, I am confused as to why I'm getting: msWMSGetCapabilities(): WMS ...
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Problem with extent of mapserver wms/layer

I use mapserver with MS SERVER 2008. The problem with the correctly computing layer extend of Map server. If map file like this MAP NAME "test map" IMAGETYPE GIF EXTENT ...
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Color Ramp of Raster Rendering in MapServer

Does this proposed new syntax work yet? http://mapserver.org/development/rfc/ms-rfc-6.html#proposed-new-syntax Currently, I am still using this method for rendering the raster in Mapfile. STYLE ...
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How to install Mapserver in nginx?

I was istalled Mapserver: sudo apt-get install libgd2-xpm-dev sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cgi-mapserver mapserver-bin and ...
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How to add a legend for mapfile (Raster Data)

What I would like to do is shown in the figure below. How can I add this color ramp legend in a mapfile which will also be linked to a raster. I don't know how to get it working while drawing a figure ...
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How to install Mapserver on Ubuntu?

I try to install MapServer on Ubuntu by follow this tutorial. I was installed libraries and apach. But have a problem with last command: libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c /home/user/mapserver ...
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Mapserver and Tilecache configuration issue

Currently I am using mapnik2 with tilecache for map generation. As there is shift in some of the tiles generated,I am trying to configure mapserver with tilecache for caching tiles. I have installed ...
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Mapfile + OpenLayers: accessing the database by column names (hover, onclick functionality) without using MapServer templates?

What I'm trying to accomplish: take the functionality below (see picture) and do the same without using a MapServer template (if this is even possible). I currently have a mapfile, and an openlayers ...
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MapServer Mapfile: Scalebar not displaying correct distances?

Scalebar: SCALEBAR LABEL COLOR 0 0 0 SIZE SMALL END STYLE 0 SIZE 180 8 POSITION lc COLOR 0 0 0 UNITS MILES INTERVALS 2 TRANSPARENT TRUE STATUS EMBED END I didn't even ...
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MapServer Templates: Javascript function won't recognize [LONG] or [LAT]

Tested this in js console with a 'normal' variable and working fine: js function in map_header.html var toFixed = function(val, n) { var result = val.toFixed(n); if (result == val) ...
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Is that possible to use map object ( PHP_MapScript ) instead of map file when using the MapServer?

In my previoous code, I am using openlayer WMS to load a raster data through MapServer. As you can see, the mapserv.exe call a local map file to load the raster data. I just heard PHP_MapScript, since ...
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MapServer Mapfile: One layer, disable the label but not the point for first two zoom levels

This map is not using OpenLayers, just MapServer with a mapfile. There is a layer that displays both the point and the label. Looking through the documentation, I'm not entirely sure what the best ...
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Issue in Configuring Map Server Demo App

I am trying to use map server to display an indoor map of a building in a android application which i am about to develop. I setup the map server according to it's tutorial. I configured the files in ...
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Mapserver mapfile with multiple layers that pull from postgis only gives broken image

I'm trying to use this mapfile that I made: MAP IMAGETYPE PNG EXTENT -90.000124 41.000032 -88.000044 42.000035 SIZE 1600 800 IMAGECOLOR 255 0 1 OUTPUTFORMAT NAME png DRIVER AGG/PNG ...
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Intersects Filter on WFS 1.0.0

I use WFS=1.0.0 on the Mapserver v5.6.6 and v6.0.1 with MS4W package. I want to get the Intersects of Spatial Operator. When I make getcapabilities request I see just "Intersect" like: ...
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Why the layer can be loaded to Google Map not OpenStreet Map using MapServer?

Updates: Problem Solved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replace "wms_srs" "EPSG:3857" to "wms_srs" "EPSG:900913" in Mapfile !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am using ...
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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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MapServer: Symbol color is set in mapfile. Is there a way to change it using javascript (ie not in mapfile)?

I have a mapfile where the symbol color is set to blue. In my html I have a hover event that brings a popup when the user puts their cursor over the symbol. Working as intended. Now on that same ...
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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 + tilecache + openlayers attribute search

I'm using Mapserver + tilecache + openlayers for my web map application. I'm using Mapserver as a WMS Server. Now, I want to perform an attribute search, i.e. type something and the application ...
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mapserver with ubuntu12.04 with rails 2.3.5 and ruby 1.9.3

I need to setup a map server. Previously, I was using require 'mapscript', which is also not working. I don't understand how to setup the application, which needs mapserver. I did not find any good ...
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(MapServer Osm) Map Accessibility

I have a tile server (MapCache) with a personalized map. For client side's rendering I use OpenLayers. I'd like my personalized cache to be accessible only on my web site, i.e. I don't want another ...
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Hover on Airport Data using OpenLayers + Mapfile

I need to create a simple hover using openlayers for worldwide airport data. I'm thinking maybe the associated address, maybe a picture in regards to the airport, ...anything really. It's just an html ...
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OSM data on MapServer

I'm making an evaluation to replace the TomTom commercial Database (ex TeleAtlas) with Open Street Map data. What I need to do is use the street map as a base layer for my WebGIS applications. I use ...
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Dynamically generating data for map tiles from Python function

I'm brand-new to GIS and relatively new to web services. I've found a ton of great resources on the web, but I'm having trouble addressing one specific issue: One of the data layers on my planned map ...
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“could not get any sources: no image returned from source WMS” error in mapproxy demo

I am trying to connect my mapserver to MapProxy. First part of the map file is shown below MAP FONTSET "fonts.lst" IMAGETYPE png MAXSIZE 4000 SIZE 800 800 EXTENT -20000000 -20000000 20000000 20000000 ...
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What do we have to set in mapfile´s data parameter for SOS?

We are trying to run the MapServer SOS example at this link. However, we don´t know how to configure the data parameter in the mapfile. What do we have to set in mapfile´s data parameter? We need to ...
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hosting a map created using mapserver [duplicate]

I have a mapserver running. I can access the map by typing the below url -> ...
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Converting Mapserver default URL to a more user friendly version

I use the default MapServer URL to view the map in browser. http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/home/mwh/osm-demo/basemaps/osm-google.map&mode=browse&template=openlayers&layers=all ...
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Is there a way to tell the supported input formats of libmap.dll without the associated .exe?

I have only compiled Mapscript_csharp and supporting dlls used in a .NET application - not the executables. Is there a way to tell what input / output formats are supported by these dlls?
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How to configure MS4W Apache for multiple connections and multiple server urls while using tilecache.py

I have configured my Apache Server to broadcast 4 subdomains to my WMS services. I am using TileCache to serve locally generated (pre-seeded) tiles with ms4w. Here are example urls which request the ...
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Point Within, Query in a buffer polygon in WMS like in ArcGIS ESRI

I need to do a query to filter the result inside a polygon or geometry, like this: http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/javascript/arcgis/jssamples/query_buffer.html But, i need to do this in a opengeo ...
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setup Mapserver WMS from tile files

I'm totally new to Mapserver and I've been banging my head trying to figure out how to mount a WMS server that will seed images of a small geographical area to a OpenLayers HTML page. I already ...
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Blank MapServer WMS image at low zoom levels in OpenLayers

I have an OpenLayers map using OSM as the baselayer with several layers coming from MapServer via WMS. The OL map is in EPSG:3857 and my mapfile (and shapefiles) are in EPSG:4326. In my mapfile I ...
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What should I start with WebGis Mapserver?

I'm not native English Speaker and I'm a graduated student who want to have a master degree in software engineering. I have a thesis relative with "Build a WebGis for air pollution in Vietnam's ...
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How to show/hide labels with mapserver and openlayers

I'd like to have a check/uncheck option like this print checkbox to show/hide labels in my WMS layers served by mapserver 5.6.7 in openlayers 2.11. I have a toolbar where to put this using probably ...
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how to stretch GMT raster with gdal to work with google

How can I stretch a PNG raster coming from GMT (Generic Mapping Tools 4.5.6) in such a way that does align with google satellite or bing? such raster is in wgs84 and crosses two UTM zones (17 and 18 ...
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What is the main benefit and drawback of: GeoServer, MapServer, Mapnik? [duplicate]

For the purpose of creating a comparison table, please recommend a couple of feature fields that would apply to each FOSS GIS server. And, perhaps answer the question of which desktop GIS System, ...
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Limit legend only to the displayed area in mapserver + pmapper

I have a big map consist of many scattered layers. To make loading faster, I have merge several layers into one shapefile (*.shp). So in total there are only around 5 layers in the each MAP file. BTW ...
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openlayers multiple layers with different projection

My page contains two layers: 1. Open Street Map as a basic layer and WMS layer from mapserver as a overlay layer. My map show this two layers but in a wrong position. I spent a lot of time trying ...
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String comparison expression failing in Mapserver when including fieldname

Within classes I'm able to match strings using CLASSITEM, but not when including the field name in the expression, for example (inside a layer declaration): CLASSITEM "myfieldname" CLASS ...
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Why is mapserver layer not showing up in openlayers?

I'm currently setting up a Mapserver/OpenLayers application. My mapscript works fine when i run on mapserver, but my mapserver layer not showing up in openlayers. this is my mapscript "tangsel.map" ...
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GMT raster (*.tiff + *.pgw) in epsg4326 shifts few kms (4326-900913-3857 problem?) [duplicate]

This seems to be an old problem with an already known solution (ie. "...stop using 900913 and start using 3857..."), but not sure whether this problem is about software versions, the raster itself or ...
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GIS Server - evaluation architecture

Building from my previous questions: QGIS Server limitations? I want to evaluate performance of both MapServer and GeoServer. Can both servers exist on the same machine (each serving out WMS) or ...
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Is there a way to control label density in mapserver?

I'm reading a US County Tiger Shapefile and everything is plotting correctly, but I want to slim down the number of labels shown at scales larger than the state level because it begins to overwhelm ...
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Unsupported WFS request in MapServer at Insert and Update

I'm created a WFS with MapServer (ms4w) and SQL Server DB. The wfs:GetFeature works fine. But I cann't get the wfs:insert/wfs:update to work, they return: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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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 ...