[Mapserver-dev] hierarchical map files

bertelli bertelli at charta.acme.com
Fri Sep 3 12:52:42 EDT 2004

Ciao Titus,
thank you very much for your suggestion. I'm not very good at setting up
make, so, if you send me some sample file it would save a lot of time. But
the approach could be viable for us, not for the users that are working on
Windows (we can set up a mingw environment for them, but ...; I think they
are not going to be happy) and have less computing confidence.
I think these hierarchical mapfiles could be very useful to users and not
developers, this is the reason for proposing them.
BTW, I was planning a somehow similar approach, putting every information
about layers inside a table in a database and generating the mapfile with a
query, but I think hierarchical map files make sense.

--- Titus von der Malsburg <malsburg at cl.uni-heidelberg.de> ha scritto:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 01:03:03AM +0200, Carlo A. Bertelli wrote:
> > definitely, when you have a lot of layers, MS maps are not easily
> > manageable between several applications.
> Hi Carlo,
> I use the C preprocessor to manage very large modular mapfiles and it works
> quite well.  It gives you at least two additional tools:
> 	Includes: I use them just as you described it
> 	Variables: for things like
> 	or for things like
> 		#ifdef DEBUG
>   		LAYER
>       		NAME "graticule"
> 	  		...
> 		#endif
> If you embed this in a configure/make-setup it is a very convenient
> solution.
> 	Titus
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