[Live-demo] mapserver capabilities urls - WMS possible?

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Sun Oct 18 16:03:49 PDT 2009

I got as far as to figure out the the EPSG code used in gmap75_wms.map
isn't in the proj on the system, epsg=42304. So neither Mapserver nor
QGIS know how to deal with it. Trying to put in the PROJECTION lines for
the proj string gets the Capabilites to work but WMS still does not render.

I think it's all centered on the proj issue. Anyone have a solution?


Alex Mandel wrote:
> I agree this is an issue, I'm messing with it right now to try and
> figure out what the deal is.
> Looking at the gmap75.map it doesn't really contain a complete WMS set
> of Metadata, specifically no projection stuff (I think this is the root
> of the issue).
> For some reason trying to hit gmap75_wms.map doesn't return a
> getCapabilities at all. Not sure what the deal is since this file seems
> to have all the wms stuff.
> I know the mapsever instance is working ok since we loaded a new mapfile
> for NACIS with WMS and it played nice with QGIS.
> Any mapserver folks that can jump in here and solve what's wrong with
> the examples on the livedvd? At least a temp work around for Jody would
> be good at FOSS4G.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> Jody Garnett wrote:
>> And it is - but the magic words are "capabilities URL" - I am a bit
>> worried (after an hour on #mapserver) that the demo set up for the live
>> dvd does not include WMS and WFS functionality (so I cannot show
>> mapserver playing nice with others).
>> The best I came up with was:
>> http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv54?map=/usr/local/share/mapserver/demos/gmap/htdocs/gmap75.map&Request=GetCapabilities&Service=WMS
>> Which produces a capabilities document; but then the resulting layers do
>> not render.
>> (it takes a lot for a WMS not to render - breaking WFS is easy; and I
>> did not even try that).
>> Jody
>> On 19/10/2009, at 6:07 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> According to:
>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Packages
>>> it should be at:
>>> http://localhost/mapserver
>>> Jody Garnett wrote:
>>>> Quick question; the LiveDVD includes MapServer; and I can see the
>>>> demos run; but I cannot figure out the WMS capabilities URL thus far.
>>>> Am I blind or is there a magic trick.
>>>> Jody

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