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Context help for MapServer export

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gsherman committed Nov 26, 2006
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With the measure tool, you can measure both distances and areas on the map canvas.
<h3>Measure Tools</h3>
There are two measure tools: length and area. Currently the tools provide results in metric units only.
<h4>Measuring Lengths</h4>
To measure lengths, select the tool and click along the path you want to measure. The length of each segment is displayed as is the total length for the path. With the measure tool, you can measure both distances and areas on the map canvas.
<h4>Measuring Areas</h4>
To measure areas, select the tool and click to create the area. The total area is dynamically displayed as you click.
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<h3>Export a QGIS Project to MapServer Map File</h3>
<p>
This tool allows you can export a saved QGIS project file to a MapServer map
file. The tool is installed in your QGIS binary directory and can be used
independently of QGIS. Only the <b>Map file</b> and <b>QGIS project file</b> inputs are required.
</p>
<h4>File Inputs</h4>
<dl>
<dt>Map file</dt>
<dd>Enter the name for the map file to be created. You can use the button at the right to browse for the directory where you want the map file created.
<dt>Qgis project file</dt>
<dd>Enter the full path to the QGIS project file (.qgs) you want to export. You can use the button at the right to browse for the QGIS project file.</dd>
</dl>
<h4>Map Parameters</h4>
These values are written to the map file in the appropriate spots to set things such as output image size, units, and image type.
<dl>
<dt>Name</dt>
<dd>A name for the map. This name is prefixed to all images generated by the mapserver.</dd>
<dt>Width</dt>
<dd>Width of the output image in pixels.</dd>
<dt>Height</dt>
<dd>Height of the output image in pixels.</dd>
<dt>Units</dt>
<dd>Units of measure used for output</dd>
<dt>Image type</dt>
<dd>Format for the output image generated by MapServer</dd>
</dl>
<h4>Web Interface Definition</h4>
<dl>
<dt>Template</dt>
<dd>Full path to the MapServer template file to be used with the map file</dd>
<dt>Header</dt>
<dd>Full path to the MapServer header file to be used with the map file</dd>
<dt>Footer</dt>
<dd>Full path to the MapServer footer file to be used with the map file</dd>
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939347163_en_US QgsDbSourceSelect
687883780_en_US QgsMeasure
1033030847_en_US QgsDelimitedTextPluginGui
863656587_en_US QgsMapserverExport

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