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Some short documentation and examples for MapServer.

MapServer is an OpenSource development environment for building spatially enabled Internet applications.

The MapServer system includes MapScript that allows using popular scripting languages such as :

* PHP provided by php4-mapscript. * Python provided by python-mapscript. * Perl provided by perl-mapscript. * Java is not supported by any package.

Mapserver template language, WFS, WMS, WCS are provided by cgi-mapserver.


Package version:4.10.0-5.1+etch4



The MapServer is a system for developing web-based GIS applications. 
The basic system consists of a CGI program that can be configured to 
respond to a variety of spatial requests like making maps, scalebars, 
and point, area and feature queries. Virtually all aspects of an 
application, from web interface to map appearance can be developed 
without any programming. For the more ambitiou


Fontsets are very simple lookup tables so that you can use simple aliases to
refer to fonts rather than cryptic file names. The format is as follows:

[font file]	[font alias]

The font file is either fullpath or a path relative to the fontset file. Font
alias can be up to 20 chars and is a short name by which you may refer to fonts
in your map files.

We can't distribute any TrueType fonts with t


mapserver (4.10.0-5.1+etch4) oldstable-security; urgency=high

  * Fix paths specified in url vulnerabilities.

 -- Alan Boudreault <>  Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:06:34 -0400

mapserver (4.10.0-5.1+etch3) oldstable-security; urgency=high

  * Fix stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2009-0839).
  * Fix heap-based buffer underflow (CVE-


MapServer Revision History

This is a human-readable revision history whi


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