[maplab-users] preview of map blank in mapedit

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Fri Jun 22 09:20:04 EDT 2007

I assume you have read the note on the MS4W downloads page regarding 
MapLab ("MS4W 1.x is recommended for MapLab, because of possible 
problems with PHP5 in MS4W 2.x.").

What is not written is that MapLab is an inactive project (development, 
bug fixes, or contributions have not occurred in many years), so it is 
no longer recommended for mapfile management.  You should probably try 
new software like Quantum GIS (which has a mapfile export utility) or 
MapStorer (which uses MySQL in the backend).

Amy Keyworth wrote:
> I'm new to the MapServer/Maplab world, and have spent several days 
> struggling to get a map to work.  We've ironed out several problems 
> largely dealing with pathnames, and no longer get errors when I push the 
> "Preview Map" button in MapEdit.  I get a page with a box listing the 
> layers in my map (only 2 so far), a blank space for the map, several 
> zoom tools, and a box for a reference map.  I cannot get the layers to 
> display.  I can't even get both radio buttons to stay on 
> simultaneously.  Without an error message I don't know where to start 
> looking for a solution to this problem.  Any help is appreciated.
> Amy

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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