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Cause of ImportError: No module named mapscript in QGIS mapserver export?

I'm trying to expor project to mapfile in new QGIS Chugiak but a get this error below, someone have the same error? How can I fix this?thnks. An error has occured while executing Python code: ...
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How to use PHP MapScript to generate a MapServer Mapfile

I just read from this question that the OP was using Mapscript and C# to generate and display a Mapfile I was wondering if it is really possible to use MapScript to generate a Mapfile? And if so, ...
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Group multiple rasters in MapServer?

I had a map file for each state (raster file) of India. Now I want to group all map files to show a single raster or single map file? How I can do in using QGIS or any platform?.
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When to choose MapScript over a Map file or vice versa?

Are there things that can be done with MapScript and not Map file or vice versa? What are the scenarios to use each one?
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In mapserver, how would I style polygons differently based on a separated points layer?

I have 2 tables in postgis - one of type polygons and one of type points. I want the color of the polygons to be related to the number of points within each polygon, say white when no points are ...
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Why are map tiles being repeated? Using MapServer and Openlayers

Problem I have: map tiles from my layer are being repeated. Shapefile is projection 3059. I have specified 3059 is in the mapfile and also when creating map object. I know OpenLayers.Layer.WMS is ...
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Why is POINT type layer not displayed correctly in my mapserver map?

I have 14 shapefiles from same source with the same WKT: PROJCS["GRS_1980_Transverse_Mercator", GEOGCS["GCS_GRS_1980", DATUM["D_GRS_1980", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]], PRIMEM["...
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Which projection should I use to get my WMS service to work?

All of my shapefiles have exactly the same WKT. Using http://prj2epsg.org I have verified that EPSG:3059 has the same parameters as WKT definition of my shapefiles, so I'm using 3059 in my mapfile. I ...
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How to add a simple interface to mapserver CGI application?

I have a simple mapserver test page which shows information from shapefiles (cities, rivers, lakes, points of interest) etc. The result is a static PNG image. I want to add a simple interface so users ...
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How to fix the height in !text using MapFishPrint?

How fix height in text block using MapFishPrint config.yaml. For example in A4 size paper, my text change by content of ${content}. My config.yaml layouts: #=======================================...
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How to get mouseposition (openlayers) in decimal degrees?

I want to display the mouseposition in Degree Decimal rather than in meters. See my code: <script type="text/javascript"> var map, ia_wms; function init(){ map = new ...
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One of my WMS layer is not loading the image tiles

One of my WMS layer is not loading the image tiles. See the code: <script type="text/javascript"> var map, ia_wms; function init(){ map = new OpenLayers.Map('map', {...
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Serving WMS using MapServer (Mapfile)

I want to display a map from MapServer in Openlayers 2.13. I've prepared the Mapfile: MAP NAME "WMS Server" IMAGETYPE PNG EXTENT 106.637 -6.36199 106.78 -6.231 SIZE 600 300 ...
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How to use Mapserver+Openstreetmap for tracking service effectively?

I have got Asset tracking installations for many clients. The availability of GIS map data for every client location seems to be the tough part. I have got a MapServer WMS installation. Can I use OSM ...
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MS4W (MapServer 4 Windows) - version 3.0.3 Crashes JVM and Tomcat frequently. How to fix this?

I am using MS4W (MapServer 4 Windows with Java Mapscript) - v 3.0.3 for a GIS web application hosted over Tomcat 6.0.33 with Java jdk1.6.0_13 and PostgreSQL 9.1 with PostGIS 1.5.2 @ the database end. ...
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how to rotate PIXMAP based symbols correctly in Mapserver 5.0.4?

I'm on mapserver 5.0.4 I want to draw a polyline with a symbol on every 100th pixel. The symbol is a PNG image with size 10 x 7 pixels. I want the symbol to be drawn perpendicular against the ...
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WMS GetCapabilities and variable substitution with MapServer

I have created a layer with a variable substitution to request wether or not a bird species has been observed in a town. It works ok. But if I make a WMS GetCapabilities I only see one layer as ...
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How to load color attribute from shapefile in MapServer 5.0.x?

according to the docs of mapserver 6.0.x it is possible to load the color of a polygon shape from the shapefile. This is a great feature cos otherwise we would have to define a class for each ...
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Mapfile SYMBOLSCALEDENOM and SIZEUNITS (miles) 200: Keep SIZEUNITS while circles change size based on zoom

I've been trying to understand how to keep the SIZEUNITS at 200 while the circles appropriately adjust based on zoom level. Thought I had this working properly but turns out I did not. You can see ...
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Many mapfiles with few layers, or all layers in one mapfile?

I am using MapServer 6 and defining maps with mapfiles. I have a page where 20 map compositions (~20*5=~100 layers) are possible by varing LAYER/DATA field and some classes of layers... So I can ...
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MapServer Mapfile and OpenLayers: using SIZEUNITS. Labels shrinking on 1x zoom and points disappearing upon zooming in

I am trying to set the symbol radius to 100 miles. This seems ok (note, not including the whole mapfile, just what's at hand here): LAYER NAME POIs TOLERANCE 50 TOLERANCEUNITS miles ...
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MapServer: msWMSGetCapabilities(): WMS server error. WMS request not enabled

I took a look at Getting MapServer to show raster?, and although helpful, it did not solve my issue. After spending the last couple days on this, I am confused as to why I'm getting: ...
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How to add a legend for mapfile (Raster Data)

What I would like to do is shown in the figure below. How can I add this color ramp legend in a mapfile which will also be linked to a raster. I don't know how to get it working while drawing a figure ...
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Mapfile + OpenLayers: accessing the database by column names (hover, onclick functionality) without using MapServer templates?

What I'm trying to accomplish: take the functionality below (see picture) and do the same without using a MapServer template (if this is even possible). I currently have a mapfile, and an openlayers ...
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MapServer Mapfile: Scalebar not displaying correct distances?

Scalebar: SCALEBAR LABEL COLOR 0 0 0 SIZE SMALL END STYLE 0 SIZE 180 8 POSITION lc COLOR 0 0 0 UNITS MILES INTERVALS 2 TRANSPARENT TRUE STATUS EMBED END I didn't even ...
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MapServer Mapfile: One layer, disable the label but not the point for first two zoom levels

This map is not using OpenLayers, just MapServer with a mapfile. There is a layer that displays both the point and the label. Looking through the documentation, I'm not entirely sure what the best ...
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Mapserver mapfile with multiple layers that pull from postgis only gives broken image

I'm trying to use this mapfile that I made: MAP IMAGETYPE PNG EXTENT -90.000124 41.000032 -88.000044 42.000035 SIZE 1600 800 IMAGECOLOR 255 0 1 OUTPUTFORMAT NAME png DRIVER AGG/PNG ...
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MapServer - what are some options for a GUI for map file creation?

What are some possible options for a GUI to manage style and map file for MapServer. I am interested in all solutions, QGIS plugin, ArcGIS mxd or MapInfo workspace converter or else.
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MapServer: Symbol color is set in mapfile. Is there a way to change it using javascript (ie not in mapfile)?

I have a mapfile where the symbol color is set to blue. In my html I have a hover event that brings a popup when the user puts their cursor over the symbol. Working as intended. Now on that same ...
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Unable to zoom map tile

I try to host an OSM map locally on my server. I follow this tutorial Rendering OSM on ubuntu and managed to installed MapServer and MapCache. The problem is, when I try to zoom the map it can only ...
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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 can I dynamically supply the value of mapextents to the Mapfile?

Is it possible to query a PostGIS database from a browser where I set the extents of the map? I have previously queried a PostGIS database from the browser and, separately, used MapServer to display ...
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How to create a map layer from a map file?

I am new to MapServer, I want to create map layer; is it required to use a shapefile for this, and if so how can I use it. Map file (eg2.map) is given below MAP NAME ENG1 STATUS ON ...
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How to write EXPRESSION for main contours in Mapfile?

I'm working with mapfile. I defined new layer "contours" and I want to render with maxscale = 100000 and minscale = 50000 contours with value distance of 50. That means that I want in that scale ...