[Mapserver-users] Map IMage Not Appearing (Newbie)

Ed McNierney ed at topozone.com
Wed May 5 15:23:48 EDT 2004

Scott -

How do you define "appropriate permissions" for your tmp directory?
Have you checked that the IUSR_<machinename> anonymous account has WRITE
access to it in Explorer AND under IIS?

	- Ed

Ed McNierney
President and Chief Mapmaker
TopoZone.com / Maps a la carte, Inc.
73 Princeton Street, Suite 305
North Chelmsford, MA  01863
ed at topozone.com
(978) 251-4242  

-----Original Message-----
From: smenke at dataprose.com [mailto:smenke at dataprose.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 2:34 PM
To: mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu
Subject: [Mapserver-users] Map IMage Not Appearing (Newbie)

I have installed MS 4 and PHP_Mapscript on a Windows XP Pro machine,
running IIS
5 and PHP 4.3.6. I also installed php_gd2. All of these work correctly.

When I point my browser to the mapserv executable, it works as
documented (returning "No query information to decode...).

I downloaded and installed the demo package named "Workshop". My first
attempt to use it failed as it could not find the map, so I modified
index.html to use a Windows directory path. The map reference now points
"c:\inetpub\wwwroot\workshop\itasca.map". Once I made the change, the
map page
(itasca_basic.html) does appear. However, there are no images on the
page: the map image, the scalebar image, and the legend image are all

In index.html I changed the map_web_imagepath to a Windows path:
"c:\inetpub\wwwroot\workshop\tmp\". This directory does exist and has
appropriate permissions. But no luck here.

In itasca.map I changed the SHAPEPATH to a Windows path:
"c:\inetpub\wwwroot\workshop\data\". This resulted in no change.

I have reviewed the installation instructions for both MapServer and
MapScript, and have browsed this list...but I seem to be stuck at this

Any help or pointers would be very much appreciated.


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