[Cartoweb-users] Cartoweb beginner question

Carl Burn burnsy at northcountrywoods.co.uk
Fri Jan 28 08:40:00 EST 2011

Hi Oliver,

thanks for the response, looking at the documentation it looks like I could
create projects programmatically for users and so have one for each user.
The project would need to get its data from a map file unique to the user
which I create as part of the main site process, but would I need to
recreate the project if the map file were altered e.g. new layers added or
layers removed.



On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Oliver Christen <
oliver.christen at camptocamp.com> wrote:

>  Hi Carl
> the answer is probably no, not in the way you want to do it (ie. passing a
> mapid in the url for example)
> the mapfile is read very very early by Cartoweb and the consequence is one
> mapfile is linked to one project.
> so if you want to access more than one mapfile, you need to have as many
> projects as you have of mapfiles.
> now it's quite easy to duplicate a project, expecially if the only thing
> that change is the project name and the map id.
> and projects can be selected with one parameter in the url for example:
> client.php?project=demoPlugins
> but that maybe be a bit more work than what you want.
> regards
> Oliver
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Carl Burn <burnsy at northcountrywoods.co.uk>
> *To:* Cartoweb-users at lists.maptools.org
> *Sent:* Friday, January 28, 2011 1:52 PM
> *Subject:* [Cartoweb-users] Cartoweb beginner question
> Hi,
> new to cartoweb but not to mapserver. I need to know if the following is
> possible with Cartoweb or not. I need to be able to forward users to an
> installation of Cartoweb from our site passing with them url parameters (a
> map file name) to enable a specific map file to be used on the map server
> which will contain a set of layers unique to them.
> Is this possible, if so can anyone point me to the docs/how to that would
> get me started?
> Cheers
> Burnsy
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