MapServer 5.4.0 Released

News Date: 
23 Apr 2009

The MapServer PSC is proud to announce the release of MapServer version 5.4. The source code is available for download at:

Binary distributions will follow shortly as will a new demo. Nearly 100 tickets were closed as part of this effort. Major feature additions include:

  • MS RFC 30: Support for WMS 1.3.0
  • MS RFC 40: Label text alignment and wrapping
  • MS RFC 44: Restore URL modification of mapfiles to pre-5.0 levels
  • MS RFC 47: Move IGNORE_MISSING_DATA to run-time configuration
  • MS RFC 48: GEOTRANSFORM Geometry operations
  • MS RFC 49: Symbology, Labeling, and Cartography Improvements
  • MS RFC 56: Improved security relative to untrusted directories and mapfiles

Full RFC text can be found at:

Other notable enhancements include:

  • improved polygon label placement
  • re-write of much of the PostGIS driver code

The full 5.4.0 change log can be found at: