[mapserver-dev] 6.2 and Annotation Layers

Lime, Steve D (DNR) Steve.Lime at state.mn.us
Mon Mar 12 00:58:17 EDT 2012

The RFC 77 docs were updated a month ago with examples and voting history (it passed), not sure why it's not current on the website. I may have edited the wrong version. I'm kon holiday and can't fix at the moment, anyway... RFC 77 was committed several weeks ago and is in play for 6.2.

1)  you don't need RFC 77 for that use case although it could make it easier. You can continue with two layers if necessary.

2) label styles cover this case

3). Same as 2 or define a  label but no styles

From: mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] on behalf of Stephen Woodbridge [woodbri at swoodbridge.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:53 PM
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Subject: [mapserver-dev] 6.2 and Annotation Layers

Thomas, Steve L,

Regarding the deprecation of ANNOTATION layers. I currently use
annotation in the following ways:

1. highway shields in addition to labels that follow the roadway

This seems like it requires RFC-77 to be implemented so you can place a
label the follows the roads, and a 2nd label block to place the shields.
These obviously can not use the same label points.

Is RFC-77 still in the plans for 6.2? I do not see a voting history or
ticket associated with it, may it wasn't deemed necessary.

2. points of interest where I want symbol and label but only if they
both fit

OK this one seems like I can use multiple styles within a label and just
not specify a style at the class level.

3. placenames both with and without a symbol using point or polygon layers

I think this can be done the same as 2. with no style at the class level
and only have styles within the label.

Does this sound right?

I'm going to try the leader offsets also.
Any other cool tricks we can do with these changes?

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