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

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How to install python-mapscript in a virtualenv?

I am on a django project where I want to use the python implementation of the mapserver mapscript library. I was able to install mapserver and python-mapscript from source. However, due to the ...
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How to build mapfile symbology with dynamic value inside the symbol?

Is it possible to build mapfile point symbology style such that dynamic text (in my case a number) can be shown inside the symbol as in the attached images. , Regards, Shiva
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Single tiled Mapserver WMS to avoid Labels and features cut along tile borders and repeated labels

I am using Mapserver-wms-openlayers for publishing maps. But there are some issues came across related to duplicate labeling for same feature in adjacent tiles, unwanted breaks in line features along ...
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Labels and features cut along tile borders and labels repeated on many adjacent tiles for same feature in “mapserver” wms using openlayers

Labels and features cut along tile borders and labels repeated on many adjacent tiles for same feature in "mapserver" wms using openlayers. My label portion in mapfile: LABEL FONT arial ...
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Debugging a MapCache / MapServer error

I'm trying to resolve an error when accessing a MapServer layer via MapCache and would really appreciate any help on what's going wrong. I'll add excerpt of the relevant files below, but the basic ...
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How to use the Oracle Spatial functions inside ms4w MAPFILE DATA string?

How to use Oracle Spatial functions in the DATA queries of MapServer(ms4w 3.0.3)? I am getting the following error while trying to highlight selected features which lie inside a particular boundary : ...
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How to mention multiple projections in MapServer MAPFILE?

Is there a way to mention multiple projection systems / spatial reference systems in MapServer's (ms4w 3.0.3) MAPFILE? For example for Malaysia - GIS data could lie across three spatial references WGS ...
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MapServer MapCache WMS

I just installed mapserver and mapcache on a Debian server. I struggled to put those two to work :D. Now when I call this url (by the way I don't know if it's the good one) ...
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MapServer: Default spatial filter

I have MapServer setup to display data (both WMS and WFS), however I'm having a problem adding a default filter. There's is an area on the map that users should not be able to retrieve features from. ...
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OpenLayers.Layer.MapServer not rendering but new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS does

I got the following code: var layern2 = new OpenLayers.Layer.MapServer("Tech", "ServerPathTo_mapserv.exe", { map: "ServerPathTo_My.map" ...
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Using ECW with mapserver

I know that mapserver drop the support for ecw due to licensing issues. But if i understand well, as mapserver rely on GDAL, if GDAL support ECW, mapserver can serve ECW data. So I've compiled ...
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[mapserver]: layer filtering with layerObj.setFilter()

I'm trying to filter a layer (using mapserver) backed by a Shapefile using layerObj.setFilter() but this doesn't seem to have any effect on the returned tile(s). Sample code: layerObj = ...
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How to display map in MapServer?

I haven't found any good explanation yet about how to display a map in Mapserver (localhost). I have msw4 with p.mapper in my pc. I have created a base .map file, shape files and html file. Please ...
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My wms vector data overlay on openlayer vmap work fine but on osm img is not rendering

i am try to overlay my India roads vector over an openlayer (http://vmap0.tiles.osgeo.org/wms/vmap0) vmap work fine.but i want to do the sam task over osm(open street map), i am trying many different ...
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Map tiles rendering from local map server to disk

I am looking for a solution for following use-case: I need to run a local map server using OpenStreetMap (OSM) data Map server needs to be able to render a set of map tiles to local directory on ...
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problem display tile when config tilecache for WMS

i have a problem with config tilecache for WMS when i have shown it. but there are proplem when display tiles. any idea? this is my config for tilecache.cfg [world] ...
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Mapserver: Symbolize ends of a line

I have some lines I'm attempting to symbolize in Mapserver with discrete symbol at each end. Currently my .map file is set up this way: STYLE SYMBOL 0 WIDTH 1 COLOR 0 0 0 END When ...
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MapServer and OpenLayers: Properly using MAXSCALEDENOM in mapfile (google baselayer)

My base layer: google map My points on the map: from an airports.db file, set up as a WFS layer in the OpenLayers code. As of now: map loads, points in the correct places on the map. My goal: ...
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How to use SLD to filter a WMS layer but without setting any styles?

I'm trying to filter (using OpenLayers) a WMS layer, served by MapServer. I've got this working by building the appropriate OpenLayers.Filter rule(s) with an empty Polygon symbolizer (so no specific ...
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MS4W (MapServer 4 Windows) - version 3.0.3 Crashes JVM and Tomcat frequently. How to fix this?

I am using MS4W (MapServer 4 Windows with Java Mapscript) - v 3.0.3 for a GIS web application hosted over Tomcat 6.0.33 with Java jdk1.6.0_13 and PostgreSQL 9.1 with PostGIS 1.5.2 @ the database end. ...
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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 ...
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WHERE query when creating layer in MapServer

Is there a way to have WHERE clause when you're querying for postgis data on mapscript ? like, geom FROM country WHERE country = 'usa' USING unique gid. My current workaround is by creating VIEW. ...
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How to add map layers from Oracle database VIEWS in MapServer mapfile?

I am using MS4w v 3.0.3 (with Java mapscript) with Oracle Spatial 11g. Can we add layers to MapServer mapfile from oracle database views? If yes, is there any specific way to create views with spatial ...
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how to rotate PIXMAP based symbols correctly in Mapserver 5.0.4?

I'm on mapserver 5.0.4 I want to draw a polyline with a symbol on every 100th pixel. The symbol is a PNG image with size 10 x 7 pixels. I want the symbol to be drawn perpendicular against the ...
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Difficulty with using truetype font symbols in Mapserver

I am basically following this workflow and having no luck. I have add a truetype font file to my fonts.list (under the alias 'ddv') however, I cannot get the fonts to render in the service. Any ideas, ...
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display GeoReferencing image through MapServer

I have a tiff image and got the world file which contains the needed information for GeoReferenceing, how to start add this image on Mapserver ? if I use C# and use GMAP API to call the google server ...
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OpenLayers and WFS: Using a mapfile correctly with featureType and featureNS

For starters, I went off the example at http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/wfs-reprojection.js and got that working just fine with the states vector layer showing up. Now I'm trying to use my own ...
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UMN MapServer alternatives [duplicate]

I am new to GIS application world. I would like to ask what are the other alternatives to UMN MapServer in the market preferably open source?
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Mapserver file to localhost

I have installed OSGeo live 7 - Xubuntu I made a nice map using qgis and I have exported the project using RT mapserver exporter. So I created a *.map file in home/user/documents/ How can I load ...
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MapServer: How to display and style a Text layer?

I'm trying to display a text layer using MapServer, but I'm kind of confused how to get it to display properly. When opening the .TAB file in a GIS application (in this case, MapInfo Profressional) ...
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Error using SLD with MapServer based WMS (GeoBC)

I'm trying to customize rendering of map tiles from a government WMS server. When I use the GetStyles WMS query to retrieve the SLD for a layer, then feed that SLD directly back in a GetMap query, ...
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QGIS mapserver - fails to display some raster images

QGIS 2.0.1 running on Linux, with mapserve support. Randomly, it seems, some raster images simply fail to display. No errors, just no image (well actually the mapserve returns a blank white image). ...
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Mapserver - Error setting up simple WMS/Mapcache service

I've got a Ubuntu 12.04 computer with Mapserver and all other software on it. I have tried to set up a simple WMS / Mapcache service but have not succeeded. I can browse to the automatically generated ...
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WMS GetCapabilities and variable substitution with MapServer

I have created a layer with a variable substitution to request wether or not a bird species has been observed in a town. It works ok. But if I make a WMS GetCapabilities I only see one layer as ...
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Difficult style for the map

There is a task before me of generating images as shown below. The main problem is the signs which must be placed outside the polygon (if they do not fit in it), and the lines should connect the sign ...
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Mapserver - label at beginning of line string (WMS)

I am creating a WMS service made up of linestrings pulled from a POSTGIS database I want to label the start of each line with a sequence number. At present I can label the centre of each with:- ...
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Is it possible to get all features from mapserver within BBox by clicking external button not on map using WMS GetFetureInfo. [duplicate]

Is it possible to get all features from mapserver within BBox by clicking external button not on map using WMS GetFetureInfo.
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Use GetFeatureInfo with OpenLayers and a Bounding Polygon

I want to be able to draw a bounding polygon and have my MapServer WMS layer return every feature within that bounding box. I have it working for a single point, but I would like for the query to ...
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How to load color attribute from shapefile in MapServer 5.0.x?

according to the docs of mapserver 6.0.x it is possible to load the color of a polygon shape from the shapefile. This is a great feature cos otherwise we would have to define a class for each ...
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Error in displaying wfs layer from mapserver/postgis

I have read and tested all the relative posts but I still don't have a solution for my problem. I have a layer suscribers (points) stored in postgis database with srid=32232. I would like to display ...
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How to set DATA string on LayerObj in MapFile by Using Mapserver's PHP Mapscript?

I'm manipulating mapfiles through mapscript. Setting layer attribute values like the opacity works like this: $layer = $map->getLayer('layername'); //set an attribute value ...
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How to render a raster multiple times across the date line?

Using EPSG:4326 and WGS84, I have a GeoTIFF with longitude extents (167, 208) - so it crosses the date line. I'd like mapserver to display the image regardless of whether the user's requesting bbox ...
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How to call a mapserver mapscript?

The docuentation leaves me in the dark about this. We used to call static mapfiles directy by: http://www.domain.com/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/var/www/mapfiles/mf.map?[parameters] But now I want to ...
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Mapserver PHP mapscript: how to set attribute value of layer?

EDIT: solved, see working code below How can I set attribute values of a layer object with MapScript? I'm using MapServer version 5.0.3, the php_mapscript.so lib is loaded in my app context I have ...
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Input a KML file dynamically into MapServer without losing attributes?

Is there any possibility for MapServer (I'm running v6.2.1) to process the features / styles from a KML file dynamically? I tried STYLEITEM "AUTO" but it turned out to work only for *.dgn and *.tab ...
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OpenLayers Mapserver spatial filter INTERSECTS format problems

Trying to get hand-drawn polygon delimiter for spatial query via OpenLayers to mapserver (then postgis). I can get the WKT of the drawn polygon and can substitute the dynamic values, but am having ...
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mapserver layer classes display order

My layer Point (OGR geojson) has several classes: CLASS NAME "Station1" EXPRESSION ([extrude]=0) STYLE COLOR 0 0 250 OUTLINECOLOR 255 255 255 SYMBOL ...
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No PopUp with WMSGetFeatureInfo and Mapserver

I've searched for answer for the last couple of days with no success. When I click on an object on the screen I get this reply from the server ...
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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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Transforming WFS Projection

I am trying to overlay features from a WFS using OpenLayers, my geometries in database are in EPSG:27700 and my map's projection is EPSG:3857. My mapfile returns data in EPSG:27700. Is there any way ...