[mapserver-dev] MS RFC 61: Enhance MapServer Feature Style Support

Tamas Szekeres szekerest at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 10:32:52 EDT 2010

2010/9/15 Stephen Woodbridge <woodbri at swoodbridge.com>

> I think the conclusion of the past discussions on named styles was to put
> them in include files and then just include them where needed. This
> obviously does not work for a styleitem implementation.

Hi Steve,

I consider the requirement above is quite unrelated to the feature style
concept which might be handled as a separate RFC if required.

> So WRT your RFC, I was not clear if there are a standard set of styles
> defined and implemented for OGR, MapInfo, etc that we plan to support? and
> if so where are these defined? A link in the RFC would be good.

The primary document of the OGR feature styles can be found here
http://www.gdal.org/ogr/ogr_feature_style.html  From the perspective of the
proposed implementation transforming the style strings to MapServer styles
is already in place, opposed to other formats that we could also use.

Can a user define there own style? How does this work? A simple example
> would help.
Feature styles are considered as an existing metainformation at the data
source and it should be authored by using the tools suitable for that
particular format. For example your can create a MapInfo tab file containing
feature styles by using MapInfo Professional.

Best regards,

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