[mapserver-users] label lines along path
davehowlett at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 29 12:30:28 EST 2001
I was looking at a good example of MapServer doing this on their test suite site just a few days ago. I see that at this moments, some of the links from this site are not behaving. The .map file for performing
this task is currently available there. When the actual map is available I must say that it looks very good!
Alexander Pucher wrote:
> after solving some problems with labeling lines using a hierachy based on importance (e.g. city streets), I have yet another question left.
> Is there a way to label lines not only horizontal or by a given angle, but along a path. In a PostScript book I have, they call this method "placing text along an arbitrary path".
> Consider labeling roads or even rivers that curve a lot. This might be not so important when I think of city street systems in the US, but it is when mapping cities in Europe, like Vienna,Austria, in my case.
> Stephen Woodbridge sent a link to http://maporama.com/share yesterday, where you can clearly see that the street labels sometimes follow a path.
> Is this a MapServer app, and if so, how is the labeling done?
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