[ms4w-users] organization Maps

Tyler Mitchell tjmitchell at riverside.bc.ca
Wed Jul 7 11:50:08 EDT 2004

> I want to know how organice the map, and the "id","mslink" or 
> to conexion with database.

I'm not sure how to do this joining, but others will know if it is 
possible or not.

> Well, in the first i have many maps in dgn. I supose i need create a map
> with each "level" of information, rivers, strets, roads, etc. in what
> format?, it's correct?

You can leave your data in DGN format if you want.  MapServer can 
(usually) read that format.  But you will get better performance if you 
convert them from DGN levels into files like you said.  Probably shapefile 
format would be best.  However, you may want to consider using PostGIS 
database, then you can store your tabular and spatial data in the same 

Hope that helps,

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