[mapserver-dev] MS vs GS aesthetics

thomas bonfort thomas.bonfort at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 17:51:01 EDT 2008

I may have missed something, but it seems to me from the mapfile that
that output is gd rendered. The image seems to be a screenshot from
images pasted in a spreadsheet, and it looks as if there's some
softening coming from somewhere.

> I'm not sure I believe the gs folks when they say their width is 1px,
> it almost looks like less... I'd be interested to know if a 0.5 width
> line on the trunk ms results in a similar quality of border.
there's no possibility yet to set fractional line widths in mapserver.

An area where ms is way ahead of gs is in rendering linear data, as
the gs renderer has some recurrent artifacts, eg

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