[OSGeo-Discuss] Is there an Open Source software application
thatwill draw a graticule on a map?
ed at topozone.com
Thu Sep 6 23:45:56 EDT 2007
The world of quality cartography started going down the drain once the Web-mapping world concluded that those "projection" things were obsolete and that longitude and latitude were really nothing but Cartesian X/Y coordinates in disguise.
Demand Media / TopoZone.com
73 Princeton Street, Suite 305
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Phone: 978-251-4242, Fax: 978-251-1396
ed at topozone.com
From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Brent Fraser
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 6:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Is there an Open Source software application thatwill draw a graticule on a map?
Only the old v3.7 dlgv32 is available in source (that I
know of). dlgv32pro is really GlobalMapper (non-free,
non-open, but a great tool). And while GlobalMapper will
draw a set of lat/lon lines, it has no cartographic-quality
map composition capability.
Yikes! Is National-Topographic-Series quality cartography
dead? Am I destined to print only pastel polygon "diagrams"
on letter size paper if I adopt Open Source? ;)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed McNierney" <ed at topozone.com>
To: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Is there an Open Source
software applicationthat will draw a graticule on a map?
> Brent -
> I'm not quite sure it suits your needs, but have you
looked at the dlgv32
> viewer the USGS distributes at
> http://mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov/drc/dlgv32pro/index.html ?
> I haven't used it in a while, but it does offer graticule
> large-format printing, and comes with a source
distribution; I don't recall
> the details of the source license, and my memory may be a
bit weak on the
> features. It's a Windows application and you can
certainly download it and
> give it a shot.
> - Ed
> Ed McNierney
> Chief Mapmaker
> Demand Media / TopoZone.com
> 73 Princeton Street, Suite 305
> North Chelmsford, MA 01863
> Phone: (978) 251-4242
> Fax: (978) 251-1396
> ed at topozone.com
> > From: Brent Fraser <bfraser at geoanalytic.com>
> > Reply-To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> > Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 15:36:26 -0600
> > To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> > Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Is there an Open Source
software application that
> > will draw a graticule on a map?
> > Hi all,
> > I've been looking for an Open Source desktop
> > that will:
> > 1. Combine raster and vector spatial data, and
> > them
> > 2. Render a graticule (lines and labels showing latitude
> > longitude) (and no, I don't want to create a shapefile
> > that)
> > 3. Print to a large format plotter (paper 24 inches wide
> > greater)
> > So far I've looked at uDig, Quantum GIS, and gvSig. As
> > as I can tell, none of them can do Step 2, and only
> > does Step 3 successfully.
> > Any pointers would be appreciated!
> > Brent Fraser
> > GeoAnalytic Inc.
> > Calgary, Alberta
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