request for new mapserver features

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at SWOODBRIDGE.COM
Mon Apr 24 11:21:15 EDT 2006

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Peter Freimuth (MapMedia GmbH) wrote:


>> - draw a symbol at the center of polygons or lines (it is possible for 
>> labels so why not using the label offset point for symbol placement in 
>> the same way); it is possible to solve this inside of PostGIS, but i 
>> think it would also be a nice function for other datasources.
> This seems quite reasonable to me, though I don't know the details of
> what would be needed to implement it.  If you are so inclined, perhaps you
> could prepare a patch implementing this.  If it is non-disruptive Steve
> could likely commit it without further complication.  If it requires any
> sort of changes to mapfile syntax or has other possible compatibility
> issues an RFC would likely be needed.

There is a bug the covers improved label positioning that might be the 
appropriate place to start.

If you think this generally covers your needs as is or with some 
extensions, please add your comments to the bug.

-Steve W

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