[Tilecache] Transparent backgrounds are black in Google Maps
randre at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 16:48:23 EDT 2008
I tried that, and it doesn't work. So I reinvestigated what happens when I
make WMS requests manually and found that regardless of how I structure the
request, I still get black output. The only way in which I get transparency
is when I use Mapserver in "mode=map". So I think I'm back to debugging my
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Christopher Schmidt <
crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 12:43:19PM -0700, Roger André wrote:
> > Ok, so I think this might actually be a Tilecache issue, though I'm sure
> > can be resolved via configuration. I took a look in the cache, and the
> > tiles there don't have the background set to transparent. However, when
> > make a WMS request directly, the tiles are returned with alpha correctly
> > inside of them.
> > I've read that this is because Tilecache doesn't correctly forward the
> > "Transparent=true" request to the WMS service. Is that true?
> TileCache does not pass through any options from the request through to
> the WMS service.
> Assuming your'e using a WMS layer type, put ?transparent=true at the end
> of your URL. (Or, if you already have a "?" in your URL,
> Christopher Schmidt
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