[maplab-users] Labeling issue
zak-ms at hoppsan.org
Fri Jul 9 10:03:59 EDT 2004
It's likely that you have a different version of the freetype dll
somewhere on your system and it is getting picked up first and causing
the problem. The easiest solution is to use the ms4w distribution which
is a zero configuration way to get maplab working on windows.
To get gmap separately, you can go to http://dl.maptools.org/dl/ and
Even if you can't use ms4w for some reason, it's worth downloading just
to see how a working maplab/mapserver configuration is set up.
Applications and Software Development
DM Solutions Group Inc.
On Jul 9, 2004, at 9:41 AM, kgrootendorst at baird.com wrote:
> The tutorial mapfile does not display in the preview window.
> I checked maptools.org but did not see the gmap test application -
> you be more specific?
> I'm assuming it must be a freetype problem as you say, since when the
> labels are turned on, I receive the 'broken' map.
> What's the best way to go about fixing a freetype problem?
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> Zak James <zak-ms at hoppsan.org>
> 07/09/2004 09:34 AM
> kgrootendorst at baird.com
> maplab help <maplab-users at lists.maptools.org>
> Re: [maplab-users] Labeling issue
> Hi Kevin,
> Your mapscript looks to be configured ok, but that's not a guarantee
> that the truetype support is working. Does the tutorial mapfile load ok
> and display in the preview window? You might also consider downloading
> the gmap test application from maptools. You can turn on and off labels
> and if it breaks (i.e. no map image) only when label layers are on, you
> know it's a freetype problem.
> Zak James
> Applications and Software Development
> DM Solutions Group Inc.
> On Jul 9, 2004, at 9:14 AM, kgrootendorst at baird.com wrote:
>> I did not use the ms4w package. I thought I successfully configured
>> mapscript (according to the documentation). Would there be a line of
>> that would need to be modified? Does it have any thing to do with
>> Java? I
>> just realized I don't have the latest JRE.
>> MapServer Version
>> MapServer version 4.2.0 OUTPUT=GIF OUTPUT=PNG OUTPUT=JPEG OUTPUT=WBMP
>> OUTPUT=PDF OUTPUT=SWF SUPPORTS=PROJ SUPPORTS=FREETYPE
>> SUPPORTS=WMS_CLIENT SUPPORTS=WFS_SERVER SUPPORTS=WFS_CLIENT
>> INPUT=OGR INPUT=GDAL INPUT=SHAPEFILE
>> PHP MapScript Version
>> ($Revision: 184.108.40.206 $ $Date: 2004/05/13 21:37:44 $)
>> Zak James <zak-ms at hoppsan.org>
>> 07/09/2004 09:03 AM
>> kgrootendorst at baird.com
>> maplab-users at lists.maptools.org
>> [SPAM] - Re: [maplab-users] Labeling issue - Email found in subject
>> How did you install maplab? Are you using the ms4w package? What you
>> describe suggests that the truetype font support is not present in
>> mapscript for some reason.
>> Zak James
>> Applications and Software Development
>> DM Solutions Group Inc.
>> On Jul 8, 2004, at 11:14 AM, kgrootendorst at baird.com wrote:
>>> I'm a new MapLab/MapServer user, so this is probably a basic
>>> I'm having trouble labeling features in MapLab (attribute column =
>>> and I'm not sure why. Below is a snippet of code from my mapfile,
>>> defining a particular layer:
>>> NAME "New_York_County"
>>> STATUS ON
>>> DATA "./New_York_County"
>>> TYPE POLYGON
>>> UNITS METERS
>>> SIZEUNITS PIXELS
>>> #CLASSITEM "NAME"
>>> LABELITEM "NAME"
>>> NAME "New_York_County"
>>> TEMPLATE "ttt"
>>> TYPE TRUETYPE
>>> FONT "fritqat"
>>> SIZE 10
>>> POSITION AUTO
>>> COLOR 255 0 0
>>> SYMBOL 0
>>> COLOR 252 241 207
>>> OUTLINECOLOR 0 0 0
>>> When I uncomment out the LABELITEM tag, I can't preview the map. If
>>> comment out the tag, the map draws fine - just without labels.
>>> I'm sure it's something really simple to fix. Any ideas?
>>> Windows 2000
>>> mapserver 4.2
>>> Apache 2.0
>>> php 4.3.4
>>> Thanks. Kevin_______________________________________________
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