[OpenLayers-Dev] Doubts regrading shapefies

Alexandre Dubé adube at mapgears.com
Mon Aug 13 07:02:51 PDT 2012

Hi Hari,

   This kind of question is more suitable for the 'users' mailing list.

   Using OpenLayers.Layer.MapServer isn't recommended.  You should use 
OpenLayers.Layer.WMS instead.  Here's some examples :

   The API documentation contains more details :

   Your fixed base layer should keep its 'isBaseLayer' property (option) 
to true, and you should set it to false for the others.



On 12-08-13 02:13 AM, Harikumar Muralee wrote:
> Hi,
> Iam a beginner in OpenLayers.All I want is to display some shapefiles on web
> as a Asp.net web application.
> Currently what I am doing is created a "test1.map" file and then in
> javascript am using
> var shapes = new OpenLayers.Layer.MapServer("TestMap",
> "http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?mode=map&map=e:/ms4w/apps/MapFiles/
> test1.map&layer=layername1&layer= layername2&layer= layername3") ;
> map.addLayer(shapes);
> Is It the right way?.One layer is fixed as a base layer and top of I need to
> add another layers which can be any number ranging from 2 to 30.Please guide
> me through the correct way.
> Thanks in Advance
> Hari
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