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

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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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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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PHP Mapscript get feature / shape by index in layer

I upgraded my Mapserver version from 5.6.x to 6.2.0 (yes, big version jump here!) and I am stuck with getting a shapeObj from a layer by simply using its Index (or FID for shapefiles or GID in case of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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OpenLayers and TinyOWS WFS won't load - 'InvalidParameterValue'

I've got a TinyOWS on localhost that works fine (both through browser GetFeature and QGIS). But my OpenLayers code fails. I've checked here: Display a WFS layer with OpenLayers and here : How to add a ...
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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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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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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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OpenLayers does not render wms layer generated by MapServer

I need to add a wms layer to my OpenLayers map and it should be generated by MapServer installed locally. OpenLayers HTML file <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" ...
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Problem with setCenter in openlayers

I'm working with MapServer/Postgis using OpenLayers to display map! I'm trying setCenter map but it not working! My code: var bounds = new OpenLayers.Bounds(107.567139, 12.326586, 108.258591, ...
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Looking for “big names” that use open source WMS (like geoserver / ms4w / qgis server) for presentation

I'm looking for famous companies / "big names" (like army , goverments , city halls) that chose to use open source map servers and not paid solution like ESRI and such for presentation I'm doing (go ...
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How to run MapServer on an existing XAMPP installation?

How can I use MapServer on existing Apache installation? I don't want to install Apache server bundled with MapServer.
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How to use bbox in long/lat with google/bing/etc… using mapserver‏

The bbox of OpenLayers.Control.GetFeature works in utm when the baselayer is 900913 ie. google/bing/etc) and in long/lat when the baselayer is 4326 (ie. my postgis layers served by mapserver), no ...
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Error running mapserver export in quantum gis

I have a project in Quantum GIS that I need to export to a .map file using de plugin mapserver export. I fill all the forms but I get this error when running the app. Any ideas of what is ...
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Add TileCache Schema Layer to Leaflet Map

I am trying to get Leaflet to display a TileCache Schema tileset. One example: http://example.com/tiles/Admin/06/000/000/357/000/000/158.png As far as I can tell, Leaflet only supports TMS style ...
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PostgreSQL query selection in MapServer is not working?

When I make a selection in the query in Mapserver I got a blank page. The query I use is: DATA "geom from (select * from bagmutlijst_201210.vo_gepland_gemeente where gemcode = '0141') as selection ...
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Is it possble to set a PostgreSQL schema and table name as a variable in Mapserver?

In Mapserver it is possible to set a variable when connecting to postGIS. This way I have created an fill-in form where you can enter a postcode and then you get a result. How can do this with ...
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How to serve a geotiff file using WMS?

I want to display a GeoTIFF file which is a air pollution map by use of WMS. This GeoTIFF file is an output of WPS. The following is my .map file and the URL request and the output. I use MapServer ...
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MapServer / OpenLayers: Is there a limit of 16 zoom levels?

I set up a MapServer (WMS) with a raster basemap like this (Mapfile): MAP PROJECTION "init=epsg:900913" END WEB METADATA "wms_title" "mymap" "wms_srs" "epsg:900913" END ...
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Mapserver+openlayers: displaying a shapefile with Cylindrical Equal Area (Lambert) projection

I have some shapefiles in "World Cylindrical Equal Area (Lambert) projection". The .prj reads: PROJCS["World_Cylindrical_Equal_Area",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_ ...
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GetFeatureInfo doesn't work!

I'm new at openlayers and I am having some trouble when trying to display the feature info. I have the map working, with the layers I want to add in, but it seems that when I try to ask for the info ...
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How to label counties in Mapserver?

I'm fairly new to Mapserver and I was able to get US County boundaries to plot. Is there a way to get the County Name to plot in the center of the county? I've searched around and couldn't find any ...
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caching part of a postgis layer in mapserver

I'm creating a layer in mapserver using postgis. The layer consists of many polygons. Sometimes some of those polygons will change. Is it possible to cache the layer tiles using something like ...
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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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Broken image from mapserver, png not rendering

I'm trying to render WMS MapServer data on top of Google Maps using the OpenLayers JS library. My problem arises when I try to render the data as a series of points throughout the New York City area. ...
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What packages are needed on CentOS to compile MapServer from source

I'm trying to configure MapServer 6.2.0 for compilation on CentOS 6.3, but always run into the same problem, no matter what configure options I supply (also the same with no options at all, just plain ...
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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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Mapserver MapFile label at polygons, how to say “not repeat”?

I am using Mapserver v5.6 and used MapFile with 2 layers. One layer to show polygon and other to show label at ST_PointOnSurface of the same polygon... There are another way to show unique-label at ...
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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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Mapserver vs QGIS Server for WebGIS with access control

I'm looking to set up a FOSS web GIS to allow sharing of large data files. From online discussions I gather this can be done using a variety of software combinations, eg: PostGIS + MapServer + Open ...
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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 ...