[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Geospatial Atlas
georger.silva at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 04:32:44 PDT 2012
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On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> This sounds like a good idea, I would be happy to contribute
> something. I have two ESRI map books at work that I sometimes use to
> get an idea on how other people visualize different data sets.
> - Nathan
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM, Barry Rowlingson
> <b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM, Simon Cropper
> > <simoncropper at fossworkflowguides.com> wrote:
> >> I think it important however that people *do not* use Inkscape, unless
> >> of course it is being put up as an fosGIS package. Using Inkscape has
> >> come about due to the inherent deficiencies in map production in various
> >> packages.
> >> Any maps produced for such a book need to be produced solely using the
> >> package they are meant to be showcasing. Otherwise the resulting map is
> >> not representative of what can be produced using a particular GIS
> >> package but rather the artistic skill of the cartographer!
> > [ Can the people discussing Arnulf's public geospatial data committee
> > stuff please change their subject line and start a new thread? thx ]
> > Hi Simon,
> > if I was worried about having too many maps for the atlas then I'd
> > consider putting more restrictions on the entries. However my fear is
> > having too few. Plus it is indeed partly intended to show artistic
> > skill and as long as the work is substantially created using
> > open-source software then I wouldn't reject it.
> > Aspects of commercial cartography are still done outside of
> > commercial GIS - eg by loading Windows Metafiles from a GIS into Adobe
> > Illustrator - and I see no reason why that workflow can't be allowed
> > for Open Source Cartography. I don't think Open Source GIS needs to be
> > Open Source GIS Plus Desktop Publishing.
> > Also, we get to highlight integration between open source projects
> > that is facilitated by Open Standards, and those standards are going
> > beyond spatial standards (such as using SVG to go between Qgis and
> > Inkscape).
> > Barry
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George R. C. Silva
Desenvolvimento em GIS
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