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I not an expert on the internal workings of MapServer, but basically as I understand it you use a single .map configuration file as the basis of multiple service types; so you can in theory have one input data source, one .map file and from this provide a WMS, WFS, SOS, WCS (in multiple different versions) and also use the CGI variables to provide some ...
If you want to cache tiles from the backend WMS without having to know the layer names beforehand use either "combined_mirror" or "split_mirror" mode. This doesn't seem to be properly documented, but it is mentioned in this issue "combined_mirror" makes a tileset for each combination of layers encountered. "split_mirror" will make a tileset for each layer ...
Try the ANCHORPOINT property of SYMBOL object (You will need mapserver >=6.2) I use this to align symbols that have their tip at middle bottom. SYMBOL NAME "symbol_name" TYPE PIXMAP IMAGE "icons/photo-marker.png" ANCHORPOINT 0.5 1 END see: http://mapserver.org/mapfile/symbol.html
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