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I found an answer right away at mapserver. Cartographical Symbol Construction with MapServerĀ¶ http://mapserver.org/mapfile/symbology/construction.html Other ideas are very much appreciated!


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The ArcGIS documentation actually has pages titled "What is a feature service" and "What is a map service", the text of which is quoted verbatim here -- Feature Service: Feature services allow you to serve features over the Internet and provide the symbology to use when displaying the features. Clients can execute queries to get features and perform ...


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A feature server serves individual layers (aka features) as structured text (xml or json) a mapserver serves maps as images (png - jpeg - gif)


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Rather than formatting text for WKT, you should directly use the numeric coordinate data since it is faster and lossless: update t1 set the_geom = ST_MakePoint(t1.xcoordinate, t1.ycoordinate); And if you also need to assign an SRID: update t1 set the_geom = ST_SetSRID(ST_MakePoint(t1.xcoordinate, t1.ycoordinate), 4326);


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I figured it out, It should be like this: update t1 set the_geom=st_geomfromtext('POINT('||t1.xcoordinate||' '||t1.ycoordinate||' )'); It worked fine!!


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I figured it out (thanks to user30184): <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin"> <Files mapserv> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from localhost </Files> </Directory>


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OK, I think I found it: As I'm running Apache 2.4.7, the Apache configuration needs to look like this (see here): <IfModule mapcache_module> <Directory /mapcache> Require all granted </Directory> MapCacheAlias /mapcache "/mapcache/mapcache.xml" </IfModule> The MapCache request URL is then ...



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