MapServer Console is a program that will allow you to convert an AXL file (such as those created with ArcExplorer) to a valid and working mapserver file with minimum work. Msconsole is useful for mapserver users who have to write complex configuration files with many layers and/or thematic maps. Such users can now load the data in ArcExplorer (which is a free product from ESRI), customize it with themes, symbols, and colors and then convert the AXL file to a mapserver .map file. This will take away the grunt work of copying and pasting layer definitions, and it can be used to produce completely customized map files.
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