[Mapserver-users] Which is better: PHPMapScript query engine or PHP dBase functions?

Ryan, Adam ARyan at co.linn.or.us
Mon May 3 14:38:32 EDT 2004


I might be off track but...

I thought about this myself.  In order to display the result shapes you need
to have a query result either from doing the query in mapscript or loading a
saved query file.  The former defeats the point of querying the dBase since
you're duplicating your steps, and the later requires you to manually build
a query file but you can't do that unless you can get at the dBase record -
shapefile index relationship which I don't know how to do.

Again, I may be off track, but querying the dBase file may not be feasible.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eduardo Patto Kanegae [mailto:eduardo at consultoria.eti.br] 
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 11:06 AM
To: mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu
Subject: [Mapserver-users] Which is better: PHPMapScript query engine or PHP
dBase functions?

I have a mapserver+php+mapscript that will query on a shapefile database on
a single layer, through its atributes.

The system will give as result a set of items on a result list as a first
Then as a second step a map displaying these results should be given.

my doubt is: to create this result list which will be best strategy: 
- use PHPMapScript to query against the mapfile ?
- simply use PHP dBase functions to query against dBase files of the

which one is the best/fastest alternative?

best regards.

Eduardo Patto Kanegae
UIN: 303747254

I Encontro Nacional de Usuários MapServer -
Projeto MapServer Brasil - http://mapserver.cttmar.univali.br

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