[mapserver-users] Re: Display a map in lower detail
Marte Raphael Y. Soliza
myrtactle at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 15:00:22 EDT 2008
Thanks a lot, it's what I exactly needed.
On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 1:05 AM, ROBERT HOLLINGSWORTH <reh2 at prodigy.net>wrote:
> You're basically describing "generalization" here. I don't think mapscript
> has facilities for this, but you may be able to perform your own
> generalization on your shape objects. Try a google on "Douglas-Peucker
> algorithm" and see what you find. In some cases I think people simplify
> their polygons at various scales in advance and store them, then use the
> mapserver CLASS and MINSCALE/MAXSCALE in the mapfile to select which
> polygons to output.
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