[mapserver-dev] ms rfc 48: adding a type keyword to the style block

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Wed Nov 5 15:44:47 EST 2008

thomas bonfort wrote:
> hi devs,
> RFC48 is Steve's idea about adding a type keyword to style blocks,
> that modifies how mapserver treats the underlying geometry. It can be
> used to draw arrowheads, bboxes, centroids and later on maybe
> convexhulls or buffers.
> I've committed a first draft of it here:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/browser/trunk/mapserver/rfc/ms-rfc-48.txt
> Could those of you having an interest in vector rendering have a look
> and comment ?
> Any other ideas on the usage of the keyword welcome !


Can you look over this ticket:

It seems that your ideas for this RFC could easily be extended to 
support these labeling requirements. While it may be outside the actual 
scope of what you need to accomplish in the short term. You might want 
to comment on this ticket in the rfc, and talk about how it may/may not 
support these labeling enhancements.

I think you probably need a section in the rfc "MapScript 
Considerations" that addresses PHP and SWIG mapscript versions. And a 
"Documentation" section that will be filled out post implementation to 
help the doc team.

Otherwise it is a good start, your technical plan seems good, and I 
think it will be great additional functionality.

-Steve W

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