RFC 16: MapScript WxS Services

Kralidis,Tom [Burlington] Tom.Kralidis at EC.GC.CA
Fri May 12 08:01:53 EDT 2006


Thanks for the info.  I'm not a voting member, but I think this is a
very vital piece of MapServer w.r.t. publishing OGC specifications.
Currently, there are a multitude of scenarios where one preprocesses
data to a static dataset.  Putting mapscript into the equation will
allow for business rules to be applied to data before completing an OWS
request.  Bring it on!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: UMN MapServer Developers List 
> [mailto:MAPSERVER-DEV at LISTS.UMN.EDU] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:45 PM
> Subject: [UMN_MAPSERVER-DEV] RFC 16: MapScript WxS Services
> Folks,
> I have a first version of the proposal for WxS MapScript 
> Services available
> at:
> http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/development/rfc/ms-rfc-16-mapscri

This isn't a call for votes, just for discussion.  The RFC covers:

  o Slight extensions to OWSRequest so it can be used to parse arguments
    from cgi environment arguments (aka call loadParams()).

  o Exposing OWSDispatch() to process OWS requests (WMS, WFS, WCS, etc)
    a map.

  o Exposing a bunch a of "msIO" functions so scripts can capture stdout
    output from OWSDispatch or anything else that writes through msIO.

The intention is that my work would cover their use in all the SWIG
generated mapscript languages.  Additional work would be required to
implement in PHP but presumably roughly matching what we have.  I have
already roughly implemented the proposal and tested in Python and Perl
with good success.

Best regards,
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