[maplab-users] How to convert shapefiles to mapfiles
zak4ms at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 15:02:52 EST 2005
A mapfile can reference shapefiles, but you can't change a shapefile
into a mapfile. Maplab can edit mapfiles but not shapefiles. You need
another tool like OpenEV, Jump or ArcView to do that.
If you follow the tutorial that comes with Maplab, you'll see what a
LAYER needs to contain to create a reference to a shapefile within a
mapfile. If you have other data, just duplicate an existing layer and
replace the DATA argument with the name of your shapefile. This
assumes that the two share the same projection and have overlapping
extents. If you do that, you should see your data rendered in the map.
Applications and Software Development
DM Solutions Group Inc.
On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 23:33:13 -0800 (PST), rosy sakura
<whitesakura81 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Could anyone please tell me who to convert shapefiles
> to mapfiles using maplab? I have the shapefiles but i
> dont know how to modify that shapefiles using
> maplab.It sounds really easy but i am a beginner...
> Looking forward to hear from you.
> Thank you very much.
> My Mapscript output.
> MapServer version 4.4.0 OUTPUT=PNG OUTPUT=JPEG
> OUTPUT=WBMP OUTPUT=PDF SUPPORTS=PROJ SUPPORTS=FREETYPE
> SUPPORTS=WMS_SERVER SUPPORTS=WMS_CLIENT INPUT=EPPL7
> INPUT=POSTGIS INPUT=GDAL INPUT=SHAPEFILE
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