[ms4w-users] [Mapserver-users] MapServer fail to generate map images

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Tue Nov 20 17:25:33 EST 2007

If you right-click on the broken map image in your browser and view its 
properties what path is it looking for?  this could be a clue.


Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Is this a MapServer CGI application, or Chameleon, or custom 
> php/mapscript, or other?  maybe you can specify that and it might give 
> us all a clue.
> -jeff
> Jagdesh Singh wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I have been developing a MapServer Application and am now at the stage 
>> of deploying it over the intranet here at the Guyana Forestry Commission.
>> I am running ms4w 2.2.5 and Apache 2.2 on a Windows XP machine. I am 
>> currently using my workstation as the local webserver until I can get 
>> the necessary permissions to use one of the servers here at the GFC.
>> The application works fine when I run it on my workstation. However, 
>> when I try accessing it from the other machines over the intranet, the 
>> images in the web page returned are broken. The template document is 
>> return with broken links for the images (legend, map img, reference 
>> map image). I know Mapserver is working fine because the images 
>> (legend, reference map and mapimage) are created in the tmp or ms_tmp 
>> (whichever path I choose in the mapfile and HTML file) directories on 
>> my machine. It seems that somehow the application cannot access the 
>> tmp and ms_tmp directories on my machine to render the images in the 
>> user’s browser. This probably has to do with read/write access to 
>> these folders on my machine and I am not sure how to do this in the 
>> main Apache HTTP server configuration file.
>> I know that there may be a simple solution to this but I can’t seem to 
>> find it at this time. I was hoping that someone may have come across 
>> this problem and can offer me some quick tips and guidance.
>> Look forward hearing from you all.
>> Best Regards,
>> Jagdesh

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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