[mapserver-users] How to label only largest displayed areas?

Anzel, Phil - NRCS, Fort Collins, CO Phil.Anzel at ftc.usda.gov
Thu Feb 2 14:43:21 EST 2012

Hi, All,

How can I label only the largest displayed areas within an extent? For example, if I'm labeling states of the United States and my extent covers a small region around the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts junction, I only want a single label for each state, chosen by the largest displayed area (within the current map extent) in each state. 

I'm using spatial data stored in Microsoft's SQL Server 2008.

I've created an enhancement request ticket (#4173: Define a current layer extent's WKT string for use in Data statement) as one possible approach, but this approach requires a change to MapServer.

Is there a better way?


- Phil Anzel 
  Vistronix Inc for USDA/NRCS/ITC

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