[mapserver-users] Brand New User
rjpawley at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 3 16:34:21 EDT 2008
"...a new httpd_*.conf file should [also] be added to
Does this mean that these files are installed when the Web application (in
this case Workshop-5) is extracted into ms4w/app or is this a file which I
need to generate?? At the moment I can't find any such file under
If I need to generate the file is there an example around??
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
To: <mapserver-users at lists.osgeo.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [mapserver-users] Brand New User
> Welcome into the foray :) I have some comments below inline:
> Bob Pawley wrote:
>> This is my first foray into servers et al. I have a couple of questions
>> for anyone who wishes to answer.
>> I have downloaded ms4w (Windows install package) installed it and tested
>> for working by asking for version number through command line as well as
>> an HTTP request to mapserver.exe. Both were successful.
>> Eventually I want to access a Postgis database.
>> I have also downloaded Workshp -5 and installed it under
> MS4W is designed to have all of the add-on applications live in
> Also, to quote from the MS4W README:
> "...a new httpd_*.conf file should [also] be added to
> /ms4w/httpd.d/httpd_*.conf. (The /httpd.d/ directory contains Apache
> configuration files that define which files on your computer/server are
> Web-accessible. For each Web application that you install, a new
> configuration file [will need to be created]."
> Once you have created the new Apache alias that way, then you should
> restart Apache (run /ms4w/restart-apache.bat from the commandline) and
> goto 127.0.0.1/youralias
>> My first challenge comes with setting the url and pathways in Workshop-5
>> Map File and html pages.
>> I want to set the system up as a local app until I get it running.
>> 1. Can Someone give me a url and pathway example of a local setup? (I've
>> attempted variations on localhost and localhost.localdomain with no
> see above
>> 2. Since Map File appears to be project oriented is this a file that I
>> need to generate in order to access Poistgis?
> Yes you will need to generate a custom mapfile. Here are some resources
> for you:
> - Vector Data Reference guide, for PostGIS:
> - testing your .map file with the shp2img.exe utility (after executing
> /ms4w/setenv.bat at the commandline):
> Also, please note that MS4W does have its own mailing list for
> configuration issues (join at:
> have fun.
> Jeff McKenna
> FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services
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