Can the creation date of a SHP file be retrieved via a
bob.basques at CI.STPAUL.MN.US
Thu Aug 31 12:58:38 EDT 2006
Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Bob Basques wrote:
>> Can the creation date of a SHP file be retrieved via a MAPSERVER call?
> No mechanism exists to get at this from a CGI or mapscript point of view.
I thought about that, I also thought about using Metadata in the
MapFile, IT just seems like a thing that should be available for some
I also thought about using a Web call to a Web Service that could read
the info ala a folder list display and pass that into the CGI call to
mapserver, but then I would need to rig up some access to the SHP file
itself on the server which didn't seem quite right either.
Hmmm, I wonder what it would take to add this into MapServer, I mean,
it's opening the file anyway, right . . . .
The end product is to display a "Last Updated" message beneath some
attribute data.being displayed.
A last thought is to use the SHP file itself to store the data with an
additional column. That seems like overkill too though.
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