[maplab-users] ESRI Shape files in different directories

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Wed Feb 2 14:53:19 EST 2005

hello Stenhh,

I believe you are talking about tiling your vector data.  Tile4ms is a 
mapserver commandline utility that creates an index file of the extents 
of several shapefiles.  To get it to read different directories you 
would have to set that up programmatically (with your chosen language). 
  Here's some info on the mapserver utilities:


You should already have the mapserver utilities, but if not they come 
packaged with the FWTools package (http://fwtools.maptools.org/).

You should also search the archives on the main mapserver mailing list 
(http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/support.html) because this is a common issue.

good luck.


Sten-Helge Henriksen wrote:
> Hi everone!
> I have for some time used MapLab-2.2 with geotiff files with success. My
> mapserv is compiled without SQL support. However, now I would like to use
> ESRI shape files which are organized in different directories. Each
> directory represent a geographical fixed square. Is it possible to read
> those directories and organize them in a mosaic pattern like I did with my
> geotiff files?
> Regards
> stenhh

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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