[ms4w-users] Mapfile Issues

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue May 12 07:54:18 EST 2009

Nicholas Efremov-Kendall wrote:
> Hi All,
> Novice problems here again. I'm having display issues with my mapfiles. 
> I'm simultaneously developing in Unix and Windows, an application meant 
> to query a database mysql/postgres and produce unique user-derived maps, 
> based on attributes of points in the shp file. I can display a png with 
> the mode=map&map=/place on drive/, but I only get an image with a white 
> background, and two black lines on it, which I think are the shadows of 
> the scalebar. Essentially, it's being finnicky about what layers to 
> display, a problem which translates itself into the javascript api I 
> hope to implement to display the results.

Hi, did you resolve this problem?  Myself, for debugging map images with 
MapServer I use the shp2img utility 

If you have questions about your application, then you should probably 
use the mapserver-users email list, as you'll have more chance of 
getting application help there.


Jeff McKenna
FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services

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