[Mapserver-users] How does one create .map files?

Alejandro Vartabedian avartabedian at webservices.com.uy
Thu May 27 13:32:31 EDT 2004

	based on Ed theory, i think some php Smarty templates and phpmapscript 
can do the job well and easy.
	i'll try this and post some news.

	good luck.

Namnath, Sharyn wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who offered (and is still offering) suggestions.  I will
> certainly look into all of them.  I know I'm not completely enamored with
> the idea of creating a map file for every map I'm going to need, but if I
> have to then so be it.  I too am interested in your method Ed.  If you care
> to share, I bet a lot more of us are interested.
> - Sharyn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:TMitchell at lignum.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 8:03 AM
> To: Ed McNierney
> Cc: mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu
> Subject: RE: [Mapserver-users] How does one create .map files?
> Sounds interesting Ed, I'd love to see an example of your methodology.
> Tyler
> mapserver-users-admin at lists.gis.umn.edu wrote on 05/26/2004 06:57:35 PM:
>>Sharyn -
>>For several years now I've been using the C preprocessor to take
>>"template" MAP files and do #includes, macro expansion, etc.  It's
>>pretty convenient if you need to either generate lots of MAP files or
>>lots of layers in a MAP file.  We've got around 150+ MAP files, around
>>60 or 70 layers, and nearly 350,000 source data files, and it is a good
>>way to keep things organized.
>>   - Ed
>>Ed McNierney
>>President and Chief Mapmaker
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