[mapserver-dev] Improved support for (styled) dashed lines in
Mapserver - RFC?
thomas.bonfort at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 05:04:01 EDT 2011
I agree the geomtransform isn't best suited for this.
Provided the current behavior of centering a symbol on a line too
short to accomodate for GAP is preserved, and given that the
enhancement brings no backwards incompatibility, I would be in favor
of adding it.
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 09:35, Havard Tveite <havard.tveite at umb.no> wrote:
> 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>
>>>> 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/
> 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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