Cameron Blandy cblandy at KGSGROUP.COM
Wed Mar 15 11:23:07 EST 2006

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 22:37:52 -0500, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at POBOX.COM>

>On 12/21/05, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I have seen on the home page that MapServer supports MySQL tables via
>> which however does not have support for spatial data. Could someone
point out
>> a resource to understand this better, or give us a brief overview of
>> support in UMN MS?
>I would add that over the next few weeks Howard Butler and I
>will be extending OGR with quite complete support for the MySQL
>spatial capabilities.  This work is being supported by the Canadian
>Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
>So, for those wanting to use the spatial capabilities of MySQL
>in MapServer or other OGR enabled applications, hopefully something
>will be available pretty soon.  Contact Howard or I if you want to do
>early testing.
>I would stress that MySQL's spatial support still falls short of
>what PostGIS does for you in a number of ways, but for those
>just wanting to hold and query spatial data efficiently it well might
>be a good solution.
>Best regards,
>I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam,
warmerdam at
>light and sound - activate the windows |
>and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Programmer for Rent

Hello Frank,

Just wondering what the status of MySQL spatial support within OGR is.

I just downloaded the latest version of ms4w thinking that support for
MySQL was included but it is not yet. I am new to MapServer and I am doing
some experimenting with it. Do you have any an idea of when I will be able
to view MySQL spatial tables in MapServer.

Cameron Blandy
Senior GIS Specialist
KGS Group

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