[mapserver-users] Map File for Open Street Map symbology

thomas bonfort thomas.bonfort at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 16:29:47 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 12:57, Lars Lingner <ml at lingner.eu> wrote:
> Rahkonen Jukka schrieb:
>> Lars Lingner wrote:
>>> I see that you also had to rename the column "natural". As this is an
>>> reserved name by postgres, is there an way to use such a name in an
>>> mapserver expression?
>>> Although renaming the column did work for me I just want to know how to
>>> quote correctly.
I don't think you can if you need to do a string comparison in your
sql where clause, as there's no way in mapserver to escape the ' or "

> DATA "way from (select way,osm_id ,name from planet_osm_polygon where
> 'natural'='water'  ) as foo using unique osm_id using srid=900913"
> was not working... but I just tried it again, just to make sure I don't
> say anything wrong... and its working. *doh*

it's a valid sql clause, but useless for mapserver as it won't return
any data (as the string 'water' and 'natural' are never equal)


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