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ArcMap MXD to ArcIMS AXL & MapServer converter/ export utility
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Feb 8 2007
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This tool converts ArcMap views (all layers in the view) into ArcIMS (ArcXML .axl) and MapServer (.map) configuration files, both for shapefiles and for raster files.
Updated version released on 07-01-2007 (first release: May 2003)
!!! Make sure you read the installation.txt !!!
After over 9000 downloads I added the option to create configuration files for other Web Map Servers like MapServer ( http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu ) besides the already supported ArcIMS! You can extend this to other formats by adding new XSLT transformation stylesheets (see below 'Adding other formats')
The configuration files for ArcIMS and for MapServer are focussed on creating Open Geospatial Consortium compliant Web Map Services (OGC-WMS).
The files generated for MapServer can be customized by editing the "resoures/_MXDtoMap.xsl" file. The default form is particularly focussed on users that publish metadata and services through GeoNetwork opensource ( http://geonetwork-opensource.org ).
I have basically had two problems reported. I hope these are fixed through this release.
This release fixes:
- Issues with ArcMap 9.2 (versions for ArcMap 8 and 9 included)
- Allows you to convert Maps with up to 500 layers instead of 30.
Otherwise no changes have been made.
This tool is free and open source software released under the GNU-LGPL v2.1 license. You can find the source code at http://sourceforge.net/projects/arcmaptools
I would appreciate an e-mail if you like it ;-) (Jeroen at Ticheler dot net)
Tip: You can also use the tool to quickly create renderer AXL to be used in e.g. HTML viewer applications
Adding other formats:
You can add other output formats by creating XSLT documents that convert the AXL output generated by default. To do this, save the created XSLT in the resources folder and add a format Element to the formats.xml file that contains the parameters needed for that type of configuration file.
07 January 2007