[mapserver-dev] Add support for bitmap patterns

thomas bonfort thomas.bonfort at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 06:19:48 PDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Tamas Szekeres <szekerest at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/10/1 thomas bonfort <thomas.bonfort at gmail.com>
>> Tamas,
>> Nice addition, it seems like the best thing to do if you need to
>> support those kind of symbols. I would favor a new BITMAP type symbol
>> rather than hacking the IMAGE in pixmap symbols, what do you think?
> Seems to require a bit more coding work, but that seems to be beneficial I
> think.
> However I'm a bit uncertain about the most reasonable naming here. Having
> PIXMAP and BITMAP in parallel may cause some confusion. I would somewhat
> think BITMAP would be better for the current behaviour (using file based
> images) and PIXMAP for the proposed new solution (patterns). But this would
> break backwards compatibility.
For me a bitmap is clearly a binary map, so I have no problem (and
even favor) using BITMAP for this new type of symbol.

> Defining patterns in the IMAGE sections seems reasonable to me however.
yes, agreed.

> Would this addition apply for a new RFC to have?
I would say yes, if not only to document the feature and give examples
of how it can be used.


> Best regards,
> Tamas
> _______________________________________________
> mapserver-dev mailing list
> mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/mapserver-dev

More information about the mapserver-dev mailing list