wiki:MySQLSpatial

MySQL Spatial Support


The official document is at: http://www.mapserver.org/input/vector/mysql.html


Author: Mike Hostetler, A Mountain Top, LLC

MySQL Spatial + Mapserver + OGR

We were able to successfully render an output image from Mapserver with data stored in MySQL Spatial using OGR. There are many methods described around the web on how to successfully accomplish there, here's what we learned:

  • As of 2009/07/31, MyGIS support is deprecated and shouldn't be used.
  • The method of using OGR with a .ovf file didn't work for us, we were never able to find out why.

Step 1: Create your DSN

The first step necessary is to craft your OGR DSN. Documentation on how to craft this is available here: http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/VirtualSpatialData

For MySQL Specifically, the DSN should be formatted as:

MYSQL:##DATABASE##,host=##HOST##,user=##USERNAME##,pass=##PASSWORD##,tables=##TABLE##,##TABLE##,##TABLE##

Step 2: Test your DSN

After creating your DSN, test it using the utility ogrinfo.

ogrinfo -ro -al MYSQL:##DATABASE##,host=##HOST##,user=##USERNAME##,pass=##PASSWORD##,tables=##TABLE## -sql 'SELECT geom FROM ##TABLE##'

Step 3: Edit your mapfile

After testing and verifying that OGR can connect and display your data in MySQL, you can drop your DSN and Data statement right into your mapfile. Specify the CONNECTIONTYPE as OGR.

  LAYER
    NAME "##LAYERNAME##"
    STATUS OFF
    CONNECTIONTYPE OGR
    CONNECTION 'MYSQL:##DATABASE##,user=##USERNAME##,password=##PASSWORD##,tables=##TABLE##,##TABLE##,##TABLE##'
    DATA 'SELECT geom AS the_geom FROM ##TABLE##'

    TYPE POINT
    METADATA
        "WMS_TITLE"      "title"
        "WMS_ABSTRACT"   "QRAs"
        "WMS_SRS"        "EPSG:4326 EPSG:900913"
        "WMS_EXTENT"     "-180 -90 180 90"
    END
    CLASS
      COLOR 255 0 0
      SIZE 20
    END
  END

Reference: TABLE Schema and Data

Here's the table structure that was used.

-- 
-- Table structure for table `oc_ds_data`
-- 

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `##TABLE##` (
  `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `geom` geometry NOT NULL,
  `field0` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field1` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field2` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field3` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field4` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field5` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field6` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field7` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field8` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `field9` varchar(255) default NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY  (`id`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM  DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;

INSERT INTO `##TABLE##` (`id`, `geom`, `field0`, `field1`, `field2`, `field3`, `field4`, `field5`, `field6`, `field7`, `field8`, `field9`) VALUES 
(1, GeomFromText('POINT(-105.08148 39.75366)'), ' One', NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL),
(2, GeomFromText('POINT(-105.07148 39.85366)'), ' Two', NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL),
(3, GeomFromText('POINT(-105.06148 39.95366)'), ' Three', NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL),
(4, GeomFromText('POINT(-105.05148 40.05366)'), ' Four', NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL),
(5, GeomFromText('POINT(-105.04148 40.15366)'), ' Five', NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL);
Last modified 8 years ago Last modified on Aug 4, 2009 2:27:46 PM