Fwd: RE: [UMN_MAPSERVER-USERS] Map files creation prerequisits
lfilak at MEDINACO.ORG
Mon Oct 4 14:04:28 EDT 2004
> Yes, I stared with the "workshop" demo before couple of days, but its
> not working!! I tries running the demo for first 4 options from the
> list, and when I click initialize button, File Open/Save dialogue box
> comes up. And for the last option, I get the page, but without map and
> legend, I see the red boxes instead of the map and legend.
> I have given the permission for the mapserv.exe to execute, and I
> checked it for index.html and other files and folders(including script
> folder in c:/Inetpub/script for execution permission. And I don't know
> why the application is not running after making changes to hidden
> variables!! If you have any idea about it, please guide me!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UMN MapServer Users List [mailto:MAPSERVER-USERS at LISTS.UMN.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Lowell Filak
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 1:52 PM
> To: MAPSERVER-USERS at LISTS.UMN.EDU
> Subject: Re: [UMN_MAPSERVER-USERS] Map files creation prerequisits
> The following message was sent by Manjiri Andhare <mandhare at STATE.PA.US>
> on Mon, 4 Oct 2004 12:24:07 -0500.
> > Hi!
> > I wan to create a Map file. I have installed mapserv.exe and I'm using
> > on Windows2000. I want to know about what else do i need to create a
> > file and where should i edit it. Can i edit the map file using notepad
> > there is some tool which i could use to build a map file? And is it
> > neccessary to have php to work with map files and mapserver software?
> > Thank you,
> > Manjiri
> "what else do i need to create a map"?
> You could start with the demo mapfile
> "where should i edit it"?
> I think the best location is the same directory as the mapserv.exe.
> "Can i edit the map file using notepad"?
> "is some tool which i could use to build a map file"?
> Yes, AveiN & gix-export_tool are a couple tools I can think of, I think
> there are also some syntax plugins for various text editors.
> "is it neccessary to have php to work with map files and mapserver
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