[mapserver-users] Starting with TIGER Line Data and MapServer

Dan Little danlittle at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 3 09:58:07 EST 2009

A few questions for you.

Regarding #1
Were all of your shapes in the same projection as the Itasca demo? If not, their coordinates may have been far outside of the extents of the map.

Regarding #2
Do you have 300 shapefiles, meaning you have 300 layers you wish to display?  If so, you might want to take a look at an alternate solution than the Itasca demo.  For example (toots own horn) GeoMOOSE is designed to allow multiple mapfiles to be used within a single application.   It makes the management of the large number of layers much more palatable.  We also have a number of users that are at the same level of layer management as you are and could give more suggestions on how to best manage that data for use in a Web GIS.

----- Original Message ----
> From: Monali Lodha <monalilodha at gmail.com>
> To: mapserver-users at lists.osgeo.org
> Sent: Tue, November 3, 2009 8:14:38 AM
> Subject: [mapserver-users] Starting with TIGER Line Data and MapServer
> Hi,
> We are working on displaying the TIGER Data using MapServer.
> This is our first time with MapServer, and we would appreciate your
> help in the following areas:
> 1. We could run the Itasca Demo Application. However, we could not
> integrate our shapefiles with the sample Mapfile. We have read the
> Mapfile documentation at the MapServer site. Any pointers on creating
> Mapfile?
> 2. We have chosen a single state for our initial demo. However, the
> number of shapefiles is almost 300. How should we incorporate all
> these in the Mapfile?
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> Thanks.
> Monali
> Monali
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