[mapserver-users] Adding points to existing shapefile
steve.lime at dnr.state.mn.us
Thu Apr 11 13:25:57 EDT 2002
The CGI (mapserv) program has no facilities for adding data to a
shapefile. It's a display/query tool only. You'll have to use mapscript
or some other tool to append/edit a shapefile. You can pass information
to a script in a similar manner as you've done with mapserv, but since
you have full reign on what that script does you can invent variables as
necessary to pass the data.
>>> Robert Crossley <robert at wotzhere.com> 04/11/02 01:18AM >>>
I am now trying to add a point and data to an existing shapefile.
The archives suggest this can be achieved using perl or php using the
I am getting the point location and data from an ActiveX control, not
from the browser itself.
I can probably raise an event that will allow me to interact with
MapServer as I have done
to produce a querymap using CGI calls, but am unsure of how to deal
with it. (very new at this whole
browser Active X thing).
The CGI mapscript does not have the shapeobj as a class, so what are my
options to achive this?
Is there a way of interacting with Mapserver that I am missing?
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