So, the problem is how to show a map in browser using JavaScript.

I have a map file with 2 layers in it: "peta" is a shp data from PostGIS and "korban" is a numeric data from PostgreSQL, and then I have a HTML file, in that file I use JavaScript to show a toolbar but I don't know how to show the map from map files.

I have tried to call map file with "http://my.site/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?MAP=C:/ms4w/Apache/htdocs/webgis.map&LAYERS=all&MODE=MAP" and the map shows but it cannot be zoomed, so I need to know how to show map with a query?

The query I mean is something like this

var query = 'select ' + 'admin_90_des(edit_pande,jawa)_2010."gid", ' + 'data_korban."2009", ' + 'admin_90_des(edit_pande,jawa)_2010."kel_desa", ' +
'admin_90_des(edit_pande,jawa)_2010."kecamatan", ' + 'admin_90_des(edit_pande,jawa)_2010."geom"' +
'FROM "admin_90_des(edit_pande,jawa)_2010" ' + '"data_korban"' +
'where "admin_90_des(edit_pande,jawa)_2010".gid="data_korban".gid ';

new_dbd = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS("Peta", "http://my.site/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?MAP=C:/ms4w/Apache/htdocs/webgis/webgis02.map&LAYERS=ALL&MODE=MAP&korbanDBD=geom FROM (" +
query +
") AS foo USING UNIQUE gid and USING SRID=-1", {
    layers: ['korban', 'peta'],
    format: 'image/png',
    transparent: true
}, {
    isBaseLayer: false


But I don't understand how it works so please anyone can explain to me or at least give me some clue how can I show my map in browser?

  • One problem you have is the mode=map parameter. When you use this you don't get a WMS response and you have the problem you describe, ie a non zoomable map. Just remove the parameter. – nmtoken Feb 24 '17 at 4:38

The short answer is that you can't do what you're trying to do. OpenLayers requires that you pass in a URL to a WMS endpoint e.g.


In your example above you are pointing to a MapServer map, not a WMS endpoint. The next problem is that I don't think MapServer allows you to filter or query WMS requests.

GeoServer has CQL support that does exactly this:


If there isn't a requirement to self host the map I would just use CartoDB, it can do exactly what you want out of the box. Who says that I only ever plug Mango on here? ;-)

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