[maplab-users] Maplab frustration!

Dean Gadoury
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 08:45:57 -0500
Hi Matt,

I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble. There are still a couple of 
bugs in this pre-release version of the software. I will address the 
MapEdit Preview problems but the rest will need the expertise of one of 
our developers.

If you put a TEMPLATE object in your LEGEND object with any value at all 
the preview issues you are having should go away. For example, TEMPLATE 
"x" should work. It doesn't matter what you specify as the template 
value and it doesn't need to be anything that exists. I realize this is 
a work-around and not a fix. The need to do this will be eliminated in 
future releases of MapLab.

I hope that clears up those problems for you. I'm sure you'll hear back 
from someone regarding your other problems.

Dean Gadoury

Matt Doggett wrote:

>I was at first very excited about using Maplab, however, after several
>days and it *still* doesn't completely work, I'm about ready to give up
>on it.  Has anyone out there used it successfully using:
>Mapserver 3.6.4
>Php4.3.2rc1 (to fix the PHP_SELF problem) 
>Has anyone else successfully installed & run maplab with this
>I've followed all the installation instructions (to the T) but I get
>error messages on so many aspects of Maplab, it's not realistic to post
>them all, here are a few:
>- Can get the initial preview of a Map but any actions on that preview
>result in a blank map.
>- Legend is empty in the preview.
>- MapBrowser fails miserably with "Warning: mkdir(/data/3e822b2834ef6/)
>[function.mkdir]: No such file or directory." Errors galore!
>- GMapFactory can't create a new project with the following error: 
>Warning: main(/htdocs/gmapfactory/structure.php) [function.main]: failed
>to open stream: No such file or directory in
>/home/precip/www/maplab/htdocs/gmapfactory/appframeset.phtml on line 136
>It seems I'm getting lots of path-related errors and no matter how I
>setup the configuration files, they won't go away.
>Matt Doggett
>Spatial Climate Analysis Service
>Oregon State University
>316 Strand Ag Hall
>Corvallis, OR 97331
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Dean Gadoury

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