[mapserver-dev] can mapserver serve xyz

Bruce Clay bclay1297 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 12:21:23 PST 2021

  Thanks for your reply.  We have several datasets that I think follow the
slippy map directory structure.  We want them on a server  accessible to
remote thin clients.  We have WMTS datasets running on mapserver but that
uses a different directory structure and those are accessible through a TMS
or WMTS mapcaches query.

How does the remote thin client access the files from a
folder C:\data_static\MapTiles\BlueMarbleTiles where the tms.xml file
lives.  Some of the tilesets we generated with gdal2tiles.py and they have
a tilemapresource.xml file instead.  Those files have an openlayers.html
file in the base of the tileset that will display the teils when clicked on
but again that is from the local system.


On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 12:44 PM Richard Greenwood <
richard.greenwood at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure what you're trying to do so apologizes if I'm stating the
> obvious, but MapServer is a rendering engine that takes raw data (vector
> and/or raster) and returns a rasterized representation of that data based
> on the request. That may be a single image or multiple tiles depending on
> the request. If you already have tiles then you don't need MapServer. Your
> client (QGIS, OpenLayers, etc.) can fetch those tiles directly. Neither of
> the query strings that you've pasted into the email look valid to me so I'm
> not surprised that you're not getting any results.
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 7:05 AM Bruce Clay <bclay1297 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can mapserver serve xyz (mapbox or others) type tiles?
>> If I try to add a xyz layer in qgis using
>> http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/data/config/map/nasaww.map&MODE=tile&TILEMODE=gmap&LAYERS=bluemarble/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
>> I always get a black set of tiles
>> if i query
>> http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/data/config/map/nasaww.map&MODE=tile&TILEMODE=gmap&TILE=0+0+0&LAYERS=bluemarble
>> I get a black tile
>> if I change the layer name to a non-existent layer I still get a black
>> tile and no errors are reported in the mapserver log file.
>> if I click on the openlayers.html file in the root directory of the
>> tileset it displays valid images.
>> Online documentation refers to a tile mode but does not explain how to
>> configure the map file to support xyz.
>> Bruce
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> --
> Richard W. Greenwood
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