[Cartoweb-users] Templating

Bruno Friedmann bruno at ioda-net.ch
Mon Aug 18 13:13:17 EDT 2008

Νικος Παπαδάκης wrote:
> O/H Oliver Christen έγραψε:
>> Hi
>> did you have a look at the tutorial available on cartoweb's wiki?
>> http://www.cartoweb.org/cwiki/Foss4g06Workshops
>> some of the paths are not up to date (old windows version) but
>> otherwise all the example and instructions should be ok to handle a
>> project and a basic template.
>> if you have specific error message you need help with, post the whole
>> error message.
>> regards
>> Oliver
>>> Hello to everyone!!!
>>> I am trying to find out how i can write a very simple template
>>> for a very simple project.
>>> All i want to do is render a map!
>>> I have the mapfile but i get some errors than probably relate with
>>> the built-in templates
>>> cartoweb uses.
>>> Can anybody give me some information on creating a template?
>>> Where do i have to put this?
>>> Thank you very much!
>>> Nikos Papadakis.
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> Well i took a look in http://www.cartoweb.org/cwiki/Foss4g06Workshops
> but this example doesn't say anything on
> how to write my template from the beginning!
> I try to read the cartoclient.tpl but i get lost in it!

If so you wouldn't easy setup one from scratch.
Try to learn the different part of it. ( really no chance to get it running from nowhere ).

The best way to learn is starting with a copy a one of the demo, and adjusting piece by piece to your needs.
It could be a "relative" long way to have all plugins and feature working together ( the time needed by your brain
to digest all the possibility offer by cartoweb )

> Anyway.If i keep cartoclient.tpl unchanged and run my project i get the
> following message:
> *Fatal error*: [MapServer Error]: msImageLoadGD(): ((null)) in
> *C:\ms4w\apps\cartoweb3\coreplugins\images\server\ServerImages.php* on
> line *290
> *I would realy appreciate some help on this!
> Thank you very much for your time!
Without any more information, I really suspect you have a trouble in the mapserver.ini.in

Pay special attention to the different directory, pathnames ( put them all lowercase so you would be surprised
when you run your project on a *nix boxe )

You will find all ressources on the wiki and www.cartoweb.org website under documentation.
Also the mapserver website explain howto write a mapfile.

I know this is not the solution, but I hope it could help you a bit.


     Bruno Friedmann

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