[Mapserver-dev] Re: time support

Steve Lime steve.lime at dnr.state.mn.us
Wed Jan 14 15:17:07 EST 2004

I do like it. It actually fits with an idea I had that would allow
masking based on another layer. It will be much harder to implement
though. Plus backwards compatability will be tricky to maintain. I'll
have to think about that part.


>>> Sean Gillies <sgillies at frii.com> 1/14/2004 1:12:54 PM >>>

Great idea!  Instead of creating a TILELAYER attribute, I'd suggest
we change the code so that we can use another layer name in the 
first try tileindex as the name of another layer in the map, on 
try finding tileindex as a path on the filesystem.


On Jan 14, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Brent Fraser wrote:

> Steve,
>   Here's an idea from left field.  The basic problem is we're on the

> road to
> creating a layer-within-a-layer, adding new keywords and possibly 
> changing
> the syntax of existing keywords.
> How about pointing to another layer (a tileindex layer) from the
> of
> interest?
>   NAME 'landsat images'
>   TYPE raster
>   STATUS on
>   TILEITEM "Location"
>   TILELAYER "landsat_tiles"  # new keyword; points to tile layer
>   NAME 'landsat tile outlines'
>   TYPE polygon                     # or have a new type of  "tile" ?
>   STATUS off
>   DATA "index/landsat.shp"
> That way we could leverage existing filtering, connection, etc 
> structure for
> the tile layer.  Might be too weird though....
> Brent

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