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

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Should I query the tab/shp file or SQL (mapserver or geoserver)?

I have tab files (or shp) with information like residents , buildings etc... I need to be able to click a point in web map and query all data that fall in certain radius. I didn't decide yet which WMS ...
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CGI mapserver with PostGIS layer: pass SQL WHERE clause in URL paramaters

I use a third-party software to generate a mapfile and serve them on a OpenLayers based interface from a postgis database. The postgis table, representing the movements of monks in a specific area, ...
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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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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 save MapServer output to a file?

How can I save the results from a MapServer file as an image? I would like to be able to write a png file as a result of a query. My query which I can display in browser is the following: ...
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Can OpenStreetMap be used as a WMS service in MapServer?

I want to produce a png image that uses OpenStreetMap data and has a vector overlaid on the base data. I am able to produce the vector overlay from within Mapserver, but I have difficulty ...
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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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MapServer connection to SQL Server 2008

I'm trying to view some data held in a SQL Server 2008 database using MapServer. I can run the GetCapabilities requests without any errors, but when i try and run a GetFeature I get the following ...
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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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Tilecache seeding with mapserver doesn't generate tiles

I'm attempting to seed my tile cache on the server for use within OpenLayers for a few zoom levels, however the script doesn't seem to be working at all and everything I try I just get the same ...
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OpenLayers / Mapserver WFS Filter: <gml:null>missing</gml:null>

I'm trying to filter features in OpenLayers when moving a JQueryUI slider. It works like this: EDIT: full files available here on GitHub. JQueryUI slider When moving the slider cursor, minSelection ...
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How can I tell mapserver to ignore a filter that is set in a mapfile?

How can I tell mapserver to ignore a filter that is set in a mapfile? I am displaying a wms layer with point features using mapserver. In one of the layers in my mapfile I have defined a filter ...
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MapServer Symbol with Two Colours

I'd like to symbolise a point dataset with a square (or circle) using two colours. This is useful for displaying values collected on both sides of a road (for example). I created two symbols, a ...
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How to use getfeatureinfo with MapServer and OpenLayers?

I'm trying to use the getfeatureinfo function of Openlayers with MapServer. When I click on a point on my map, I get the following error in Firebug: <?xml version='1.0' encoding="ISO-8859-1" ...
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Can't get MapServer WFS to display in OpenLayers

I'm new to OpenLayers and MapServer and I'm trying to serve a shapefile through a WFS but can't seem to get the data to display. When I use Firebug and HttpFox in Firefox I seem to be getting some ...
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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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Access PostGIS Raster layer through mapserver

I am trying to use a cgi script calling mapserver to display a raster layer that is stored in a PostGIS database. However, only a blank white image is returned and I don't know where the problem is. ...
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Create WMS service from existing image tiles

I have image tiles (jpg image files with txt georeference info files; see picture) stored in catalog (about 12GB, size one image tile ~ 275*466 meters). It possible create WMS service of the tiles to ...
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How can i use MapServer service using arcgis api for silverlight?

Is it possible to use a service published from MapServer using ArcGis api for Silverlight ? for exemple : <esri:FeatureLayer ID="Schools Without Attendance Areas" ...
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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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How to access tiles in Tilecache using QGIS?

I've Mapserver set up with a mapfile that points to a tileindex. In QGIS I can call the mapfile and view the rasters dynamically. I've got access to tilecache and I've seeded the same mapfile/rasters ...
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cannot reproject postgis in mapserver

I am trying to set up a wms server using point data in a postgis (v 1.5.1, pgsql v 8.4) database and mapserver (v 1.5.1) (I know these are not the most current versions of anything, but my server is ...
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mapserver ESRI personal geodabase.mdb

I´m trying to read ESRI personal geodabase.mdb through OGR.I have my driver "PGeo" but when I write ogrinfo INFLOR090812.mdb I have this bug ERROR 1: Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN ...
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MapServer WMS feed and QGIS

I've managed to create a WMS feed from Mapserver showing a tileindex to some rasters and a shapefile and it appears in my browser OK. If I go to QGIS (1.8.0 Windows StandAlone) and I connect to my WMS ...
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PHP MapScript API Development for MapServer

PHP MapScript Tutorial I'd like to use the PHP MapScript API and am curious how others have successfully used it to produce a site that serves up remote sensing data. I've got land surface ...
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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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Beautiful MapServer maps and their map files [closed]

Looking for beautiful MapServer produced maps and their associated map files to get insights from it. beautiful is subjective, quick definition: pleasant to look at such as maps from ...
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MapServer Pixmap Symbol GAP for Park Polygon Layer

I have a Polygon layer (National Park) PNG Pixmap symbol (from Maki icon set) MapServer 5.6 If I use the PNG Pixmap symbol for my Polygon Layer, Mapserver fills the polygon layer with the png ...
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How to create complex legends in Mapserver?

I want to create a color legend on mapserver. It is working but now I have to group several classes together like a heading with a group of color in it and so on. I have 10 such groups of classes. I ...
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Setting Center Point of Pixmap Symbol for Mapserver

It seems like all the Mapserver documentation on changing the center-point of a symbol only deals with TYPE 'vector' symbols. I have pixmap symbol (the standard looking Google marker image thingy) ...
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postgis, mapserver & openlayers: if data is not in table give an error / pop-up

I have created a website with postgis, mapserver & openlayers. On the website you can enter a postal code and then a drivetime isochroon is created. The problem now is that you can enter ...
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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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Set Up WFS Service on MapServer and display in OpenLayers

I have used following mapfile to create the WFS service on Mapserver but struggling to display the service output using OpenLayers. Please suggest some links to use WFS service in openlayers. Thanks ...
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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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Border style in MapServer

I have WMS polygonal layer and want to draw polygon's border with the following style: My symbol's description: SYMBOL NAME "double_line" TYPE vector POINTS 0 0 1 0 -99 -99 0 1 1 1 ...
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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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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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How to prepare or normalize raw shape (.shp) files for Openlayers use

Hi all it seems like I am having difficulties in normalizing raw map files' resolutions to openlayer's use most probably in parameters mapext and imgext. I hope you can help me with this. Using raw ...
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passing a variable into mapfile

How can one pass a variable into a mapfile using mapserver with pmapper I would like to learn how generate maps dynamically having different extent, layers, default settings, etc.. by varing a ...
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Why does Mapserver throw “msQueryByPoint(): Search returned no results.”?

I have been trying to configure a QUERY using mapserver. Below is the mapfile: MAP NAME "Fourth" UNITS dd EXTENT 58.206740 5.756104 ...
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Identify functionality using mapserver

I am just creating a simple web application using mapserver. It has the basic pan, zoom in/out functionality. Now what I want to try is to get an identify functional added into it so that when I click ...
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Error while rendering a layer from postgresql in mapserver

I got a point layer into QGIS from postgresql database. After this I used a plugin to export it to a map file.After exporting the following is the starting of the map file. NAME "QGIS-MAP" # Map ...
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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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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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Tile mode in Map server

I am trying to overlay the layers that are rendered using map server over google maps.I am pretty much new to this whole thing. So I tried to go through this example here here ...
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WMS request fails

I am trying to setup a WMS server using map server. As per the documentation http://mapserver.org/ogc/wms_server.html, I have added the metadata required for WMS and trying to hit the following URL: ...
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Symbols in map server

I was just trying to render a point layer with classes using a symbol circle.Below is the part of the code. DATA 'E:\SBI\GIS\Growth\Growth11-12.shp' METADATA 'ows_title' 'Growth11-12' END STATUS on ...
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GetMap - WMS 1.1.0 vs 1.3.0

This works: ...
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WMS application in Apache

To host a map application in real world, developed using GeoServer, we need a server with Tomcat/JSP rather than Apache, right? Correct me if I am wrong since my background is as GIS not development. ...
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Preventing an Openlayers WMS layer from updating on zoom-change

I'm using openlayers to overlay a raster. When I zoom out, the overlaid layer expands to cover a larger area than was originally requested. I want the tile to be fixed to a particular boundary, and ...