[OSGeo-Discuss] Conversion utility ArcMap to ArcIMS and MapServer
Jeroen at Ticheler.net
Wed Feb 7 14:40:26 PST 2007
I updated a tool that can be downloaded from ESRI ArcScripts: http://
Hope to get feedback from a.o. MapServer users.
Updated version released on 07-01-2007 (first release: May 2003)
After over 9000 downloads I added the option to create configuration
files for other Web Map Servers like MapServer (http://
mapserver.gis.umn.edu) besides the already supported ArcIMS! You can
extend this to other formats by adding new XSLT transformation
stylesheets (see below 'Adding other formats')
The configuration files for ArcIMS and for MapServer are focussed on
creating Open Geospatial Consortium compliant Web Map Services (OGC-
The files generated for MapServer can be customized by editing the
"resoures/_MXDtoMap.xsl" file. The default form is particularly
focussed on users that publish metadata and services through
GeoNetwork opensource (http://geonetwork-opensource.org).
This tool converts ArcMap views (all layers in the view) into ArcIMS
(ArcXML .axl) and MapServer (.map) configuration files, both for
shapefiles and for raster files.
The conversion to MapServer is still under development and good
improvements are very welcome!
I have basically had two problems reported. I hope these are fixed
through this release.
This release fixes:
- Issues with ArcMap 9.2
- Allows you to convert Maps with up to 500 layers instead of 30.
Otherwise no changes have been made.
This tool is free and open source software released under the LGPL
license. You can find the source code at http://sourceforge.net/
I would appreciate an e-mail if you like it ;-) (Jeroen at Ticheler.net)
Adding other formats:
You can add other output formats by creating XSLT documents that
convert the AXL output generated by default. To do this, save the
created XSLT in the resources folder and add a format Element to the
formats.xml file that contains the parameters needed for that type of
<filter>Style Layer Description files (*.sld)|*.sld</filter>
07 February 2007
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