[gdal-dev] MapServer interface

Smart, Gary Gary.Smart at goodrich.com
Thu Jul 16 10:34:46 EDT 2009

Thanks Craig, 


But perhaps you can give me a clue as to how to set up a WMS and
interface with it (or where some documentation may exist online)?

I got the impression the WMS was only driven from XML files?  I'm afraid
I still haven't got my head around what is a WMS and what is MapServer!



From: Craig Miller [mailto:craig.miller at spatialminds.com] 
Sent: 15 July 2009 21:20
To: Smart, Gary
Subject: RE: [gdal-dev] MapServer interface


Would it work for you to setup MapServer as a WMS, then use the GDAL WMS


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[mailto:gdal-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Smart, Gary
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:25 PM
To: gdal-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: [gdal-dev] MapServer interface


Still a newbee to this so forgive any daft questions.


In an answer to a previous question of mine, it was hinted (thank you
Even)  that I could possibly MapServer to return tiles of rasterised
maps for display using my display application.  From my initial studies,
MapServer seems to be aimed at HTML based applications.  However, I want
it to return tiles of imagery which I can render using my C++


Am I right in thinking that this must be done via XML, scripts and files
(e.g. I request a tile from the server (not sure how) and it returns a
rasterised map file which I could open via GDAL).


Really, I was hoping for a more direct API whereby I can generate a
server request directly from my C++ code and get the raster tile back
similar to the GDALDataSet::RasterIO call?


Any clues?




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