[mapserver-dev] Improved support for (styled) dashed lines in
Mapserver - RFC?
havard.tveite at umb.no
Tue Oct 25 03:35:36 EDT 2011
Dear Mapserver developers,
An overwhelming silence... Since I have a positive attitude to
life, I assume that the silence means that this is not
controversial at all, and that everyone agrees that this would
be a valuable addition to the Mapserver rendering capabilities.
For those that have not read the document (and need to be
The suggested new parameter "INITIALGAP" is present in the SLD
Current status is that it is not possible to render all SLD line
patterns using map file parameters.
Mapserver needs this capability. An alternative to introducing
"INITIALGAP" might be to make GEOMTRANSFORM more capable (trimming
could be an option for lines), but I think that "INITIALGAP" is so
useful that it is worth to introduce a new parameter for it.
"INITIALGAP" would also be applicable to area fill patterns (while
I think this is problematic with GEOMTRANSFORM).
On 9/29/2011 11:36 AM, Håvard Tveite wrote:
> The document is now on the wiki:
> (page http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/Suggestions-Enhancements)
> Comments, please!
> On 9/29/2011 5:20 AM, Steve Lime wrote:
>> Sorry for the delay in responding (been away from email)... I'd start
>> by posting the document you developed to the MapServer wiki and
>> sharing that. From there an RFC could be built...
>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:49 AM, Havard Tveite<havard.tveite at umb.no> wrote:
>>> Dear Mapserver developers,
>>> A recent thread ("Abandoned railroad symbol") on the
>>> mapserver-users mailing list has given me a reason for
>>> bringing up the (lack of) support for styled dashed lines in
>>> I have prepared a one page document that could be made into
>>> an RFC, if needed.
>>> In the document, it is argued that a new STYLE parameter
>>> INITIALGAP is needed (ticket #3879), and that STYLE-> GAP
>>> must specify the centre to centre distance between the
>>> symbols (ticket #3867).
>>> How to proceed?
>>> Håvard Tveite
>>> Håvard Tveite
>>> Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, UMB
>>> Drøbakveien 31, POBox 5003, N-1432 Ås, NORWAY
>>> Phone: +47 64965483 Fax: +47 64965401 http://www.umb.no/imt/
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