[maplab-users] How to convert shapefiles to mapfiles
whitesakura81 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 11 06:48:48 EST 2005
Hi to all,
I tried to follow the tutorial in maplab in order to
understand the projection stuff. When it comes to
adding a layer in tutorial, i tried to fill in url
field this server
http://www2.dmsolutions.ca/cgi-bin/mswms_gmap and then
error occured saying that
failed to open stream: Connection timed out in
on line 1844
i tried with different server too but it fails.Thus,
i cannot follow the adding a projection object in
tutorial. Please help me find the solutions.
Thank you in advance..
--- Zak James <zak4ms at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> Zak James
> 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
> > 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
> > 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=WMS_SERVER SUPPORTS=WMS_CLIENT
> > INPUT=POSTGIS INPUT=GDAL INPUT=SHAPEFILE
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