[ka-Map-users] maplab

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Sun Apr 15 11:20:28 EDT 2007

Hi Tim,

unfortunately MapLab has not been worked on in a long time.  It never  
really developed a community of people willing to contribute ...

There are a couple of alternatives coming along.  As you mention,  
QGIS is able to export map files and I think it has received some  
attention recently.  Also, I met the developer of a new project,  
MapStorer (http://www.mapstorer.org/), last year and it seems  
promising but I haven't tried it myself.



On 15-Apr-07, at 9:20 AM, Henderson, Tim - Miami wrote:

> Hello kamap folk,
> Anybody have anything to say about maplab for Windows?  
> Documentation sounds promising as an adjunct to ka-map, that you  
> can do a lot of automated manipulation and testing of mapfiles  
> which would be handy while I'm still so green that I keep breaking  
> them every time i try to add something. Yet from what I see on  
> maptools:
> A. They advise Windows users not to install it themselves but to  
> use the version in ms4w
> B. It's not in ms4w anymore because of security issues in that old  
> version
> C. Only the old version should be used in ms4w
> D. the old version isn't availble for download anymore because of  
> the security issue.
> This adds up to not very good news if I want to try it. Anybody  
> think it's worth finding an old version somewhere just to automate  
> creation of mapfiles? Is there a good alternative? I do know that  
> QGIS will make mapfiles and maybe I'll just stick with that...
> Tim Henderson, Miami
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