[MS4W-Users] svg symbols

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Mar 2 09:37:45 EST 2016

Hi Dimitrios,

First I am glad that your architecture is working great with MS4W 
(Windows, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, OSM, MapServer).  A lot of work goes into 
making that all happen.  Thanks for this positive feedback.

Regarding SVG symbols with MS4W, there is currently a build issue with 
that (see the ticket at http://ms4w.com/trac/ticket/3).  This will be a 
significant effort, to debug and build.  However if your organization 
can help fund these changes in MS4W for the entire community, that would 
be a big help, so please contact me directly if you can assist.

At the moment, this is planned for the MS4W 4.0 release, and you can 
follow along with that in the ticket and provide testing feedback there 
(you can also see release dates through that issue tracker as well). 
But to be honest, having funding to dive into this would help make this 
a priority sooner.

Thanks again for your positive feedback, I am glad that MS4W is working 
so well in your environment.

Talk soon,


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

On 2016-03-02 10:27 AM, jim lepipas via MS4W-Users wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have installed ms4w in a windows machine. I use a postgresql db with
> postgis extension enabled in which I have imported osm
> data with osm2pgsql command line tool. Finally I use the p.mapper
> framework (unzip and copy in apache/htdocs folder) for
> displaying data from db to the browser. Everything works ok.
> Then I tried to style my map. I want to use symbols of svg type (
> http://mapserver.org/mapfile/symbol.html ).
> In the link mentioned above I read that svg symbols require the
> libsvg-cairo library.
> Is there a tutorial on how to accomplish this?
> Does exist an ms4w distribution with this library recompiled?
> I want some instructions on how to use svg symbols for styling my map.
> In this link http://cairographics.org/download/  in the windows section
> I followed this http://gladewin32.sourceforge.net/ link
> then downloaded Gtk+ 2.12.9 Development Environment Revision 2
> <http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gladewin32/gtk-dev-2.12.9-win32-2.exe> (17,172KB)
> and run the installer. Do I have to copy .dll and paste them in
> ms4w folder (and where exactly)? Do I have to add something to the path
> variable?
> Thanks in advance
> best regards,
>                        Dimitrios

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