Web Mapping Illustrated

Errata for Web Mapping Illustrated

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Page 179
Example 11-2 listing;

Missing opening element between and elements

Page 180
Example 11-3 listing; Opening of element missing between and elements.

Page 194
first paragraph

Last sentence, first paragraph: There are two "add"s in a row, i.e., "Now you'll add add three options..."

Page 226
1st paragraph, Example 12-5

Running the WMS request against the WMS file of Example 12-5 as printed on Mapserver 5.4.1 - request - "http://domain.com/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/example_12_5_wms.map&request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS" WEB HEADER none # Line 5 TEMPLATE global.html FOOTER none # Line 7 IMAGEPATH "/srv/www/htdocs/tmp/" IMAGEURL "/tmp/" METADATA "wms_title" "My Global Map WMS Server" "wms_srs" "EPSG:4326" END END Will returns 'getString(): Symbol definition error. Parsing error near (none):(line 5) Removing lines 5 & 7 allows Mapserver to return a complete WMS capabilities XML file The 3rd paragraph states 'A full map file is listed at the end of the chapter in Example 12-14.' Corresponding lines in the map file of Example 12-14 are: WEB TEMPLATE global.html IMAGEPATH "/srv/www/htdocs/tmp/" IMAGEURL "/tmp/" METADATA "wms_title" "My Global Map WMS Server" "wms_srs" "EPSG:4326" END END

Note from the Author or Editor:
This errata applies to a newer (current) version of the software. A 2nd edition of the book would have to address this, or a major update, since it would affect anyone using the version of the software as described in the book.

Anonymous  Sep 10, 2009 
Page 272
Last code example; This line: select buffer( simplify(wkb_geometry,0.01), 0.2)

as wkb_geometry Has the simplify and buffer distance and simplify tolerance mixed up. It should read: select buffer( simplify(wkb_geometry,0.2), 0.01) as wkb_geometry