[mapserver-users] RE: Rendering overlapping data

Ludwig Kniprath ludwig at kni-online.de
Tue Dec 22 02:42:51 EST 2009

I dont't think, Mapserver has the out-of-the-box possibility to render the overlapping parts of polygons in a special way. Perhaps you could try to create a separate layer (f. e. in Postgis with a special geo-query), that just shows these overlapping parts. But also then I think its difficult to query and to render the case, that three or more polygons do overlap.


>Message: 2
>Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 17:22:44 +0100
>From: Peter Hopfgartner <peter.hopfgartner at r3-gis.com>
>Subject: [mapserver-users] Rendering overlapping data
>To: mapserver-users at lists.osgeo.org
>Cc: d'Orio Pietro <pietro.dorio at r3-gis.com>
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>Dear list members
>We would like to visualize a layer with data, where polygons with 
>different classes may overlap. Using transparency, "new" colors are 
>introduced, e.g. if I overlap a blue and a red polygon I get an violet one.
>Is there a way to show overlapping polygons in stripes with cycling 
>colors, or as a checker board? How do people handle this?
>Dott. Peter Hopfgartner
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