(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to specify one layer among many with getWMSInfo?

I am using getWMSFeatureInfo with multiple point layers. When I click on a point on map, how to specify which layer that point belongs to?
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php_mapscript.so not present after Mapserver 6.2.0 compilation

I use this to compile mapserver cd /opt/ wget http://download.osgeo.org/mapserver/mapserver-6.2.0.tar.gz tar xvf mapserver-6.2.0.tar.gz cd mapserver-6.2.0 ./configure ...
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WMS feed displays in ArcCatalog 9.3 but not in ArcMap 9.3

I am facing a very very weird behaviour. We used to work with a WMS feed in ArcGIS 9.3 and, since a few weeks, we are no longer able to display it. The providers of the feed informed us that they ...
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Missing multipolygon after ImpOSM import to PostGIS

I've been testing ImpOSM 2.5.0 with an extract of Washington State (in the U.S.) and am very impressed with the overall result. However, I noticed that fairly prominent lake was missing from the ...
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Unable to zoom map tile

I try to host osm map locally on my server. I follow this tutorial Rendering OSM on ubuntu And manage to installed mapserver and mapcache. The problem is, when I try to zoom the map it can only zoom ...
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PROJ4 Library error in combination with MapServer 6 and CentOS 6

I have recently compiled MapServer 6.2 on a CentOS 6.3 machine. Since I compiled it --with-proj=/usr, all the PROJ4 related stuff resides in /usr/share/proj. I've also installed proj4 with yum ...
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What is a good learning source for programmer who wants to understand the infrastrucre of map based web map?

I want to to write a simple web app with a map (tile cache because of hi res raster) that once a user click the map he can do some queries on it (as in search in polygon , radius , nearest ) on the ...
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Double output with getfeaureinfo request with Mapserver and Openlayers

I am trying to make an popup InfoTool in OpenLayers with a Mapserver file. Everything is working fine now. But when I click on the map I gives a double output. So I get for instance: cityname, ...
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How to call a PNG file with MapServer and a Google base layer? [closed]

How can I call a png file from map path including a Google map as base layer? I'm working with MapServer and I have some shapes made with Quantum GIS and ArcView. I can call those shapes in a url and ...
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mapserver how to get rid of unknown character from label

I am developing a gis system using mapserver and open scales library. GIS data is taken from a shape file. When i try to show the name attached to a place its showing unknown characters (not in ...
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MapServer: Output angled label with Cairo/PDF

We're trying to output a PDF with the Cairo driver. When printing a label with ANGLE set to follow, auto or an attribute, it fails regularly. Has anyone experienced this before? A solution or ...
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Not seeing the actual data value in getObservation response from MapServer 6

I'm experimenting with MapServer and SOS but I'm not getting back any useful data from the GetObservation call I'm doing. My .map file uses a Postgres query to get data and when I run that same query ...
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How to recreate the 'standard deviation' option for a raster layer in Mapserver?

In mapserver is there any way to recreate the 'standard deviation' option available in Arc's symbology for a stretched raster layer?
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How to create a maplayer from mapfile?

I am new in Mapserver, now I want to create maplayer , so its required shapefile for this, and if yes how can i used it. Map file is given below eg2.map MAP NAME ENG1 STATUS ON SIZE 800 500 ...
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How to configure mapserver correctly on cherokee?

I am attempting to configure mapserver using fastcgi on cherokee and here's what I have got at the moment:- Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be enough as I somehow need to have mapserv ...
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mixing lon/lat and mercator layers in a MapServer .map file

I have a basic question about my MapServer .map file, which has two layers, each with a different coordinate system, longlat vs. mercator. See my .map file below. If I leave it as shown below, with ...
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Cannot Display Data From POSTGIS

I try to display the data that I have converted shp into PostGIS database with MapServer and OpenLayers. When I try to show directly shp file is successfully displayed in OpenLayers, but when I try to ...
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MapServer inside WordPress Pages/Posts?

I'd like to put maps inside of a wordpress CMS, but I'm running into troubles with the permalink structure ignoring the maps all together... I have a .htaccess file that will force WordPress to ...
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MapGuide or Mapserver for Enterprise?

Could you describe your experiences from one or the other. I've done a lot of searching and it seems more people use Mapserver but there are many people really like MapGuide a lot... Mapguide also ...
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mapserver 5.6.6: polygon layer only rendered if crossing extent boundaries

I have two mapserver layers that get rendered only if the polygon boundaries are overlapping with the extent boundaries. If the red lines were below the upper rim of the extent, the layer would not ...
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Mapserver WMS, features clipped and positioned

How can I prevent features being clipped at tile boundaries in an WMS layer as per the picture The arrow and line segments are being clipped when viewed in openlayers as a WMS layer. The map file ...
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Many mapfiles with few layers, or all layers in one mapfile?

I am using MapServer 6 and defining maps with mapfiles. I have a page where 20 map compositions (~20*5=~100 layers) are possible by varing LAYER/DATA field and some classes of layers... So I can ...
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Publishing map services in GeoServer like ArcGIS for Server does?

I was working with arcgis platform, but now I am working with geoserver for a project. Argis server publishes the MapServers and FeatureLayers under mapservers. For exapmle: Sample Demographic ...
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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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Get lon/lat of feature in postgis

I'm hava a problem I have a point layer (shapefile) insert to postgis! I'm using MapServer and OpenLayer to display layer on map! Now, i want get lon/lat all feature of layer! Hope somebody can help ...
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How Mapserver deals with Huge Aerial Images

I've been trying to evaluate Mapserver , i'm wondering if there's a way to handle the large size of Aerial image with any kind of Tiling or Caching . Thanx
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MapServer WMS not configured properly?

This is related to another question I asked just recently: Use OpenLayers WMSGetFeatureInfo on Mapserver Layer? unicoletti indicated that he/she was able to use OpenLayer's WMS Layer declaration to ...
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Mapserver + NDVI styling

I'm serving a NDVI coverage via Mapserver. So, one band, float32 values, [-1.0, 1.0]. I want to display the NDVI in greyscale, and generate a legend. I've tried 2 things: Create two dummy classes, ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I check if Mapserver is installed or not?

I have installed MS4W (full) and choose port 8080 because on port 80 i have already installed IIS7. Now installation of MS4W is successful , but how i check ? I put http://localhost:8080/ in my ...
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how to use pre generated Tiles?

I'm using mapserver and openlayers for my gis server. I have a sqlite database that contain cached tiles and i want to use this cached tiles as base layer. databse structure : Tiles id ...
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Disable black background color of a satellite image in mapserver mapfile?

I'm publishing rasters using Mapserver. How to disable background color of a satellite image in map files or How to set “Display Background value ”0“?
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MapServer - Show Polygon Layer with non-transparent border and transparent background

In MapServer, I want to show a polygon WMS layer (watersheds). I want to show the boundaries (outlines) of the polygons as a non-transparent thick line. And I want to show the inside (fill) of the ...
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Help with postgis on mapserver

just set up my mapserver on Ubuntu - all good. Downloaded this tutorial and it works fine: http://download.osgeo.org/mapserver/docs/mapserver-tutorial.zip I've tried adding a PostGIS layer to the ...
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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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Why WMS Image Repeat leaflet?

I setup wms service using mapserver, the map file is attached . I have created index page, the code is <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="es"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8" /> ...
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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 ...