[mapserver-dev] REST config API
bfraser at geoanalytic.com
Wed Mar 31 13:05:07 EDT 2010
I'm not familiar with Geoserver's REST interface, but making somewhat
Mapserver configurable on-the-fly (or at least making the default behavior more
implementor-friendly) is something I'm interested in.
My problem is not with the mapserver-client interaction (which is what REST
defines, I think), but with the mapserver-datasource interaction, but they could
As an implementor why do I need to specify the CLASSes (if I'm getting
symbology/styling from database attributes)? Why do I need to specify the
TEMPLATE to get any attributes values from a query?
And here's a question for developers: What is the minimum set of required
entries in a MAP file to render a map graphic (e.g. from a shape file)? Now,
why are those entries required? Is it possible for mapserver to create
reasonable defaults from the datasource?
Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
> Hi list,
> are there any plans to support something similar to Geoserver's REST interface to create configuration on the fly?
> IMHO this would be a very interesting (and currently missing) feature for Mapserver. Also, client configuration tools could publish to both Mapserver and Geoserver using a common interface.
> Best regards,
> mapserver-dev mailing list
> mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
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