Map Test Project update
bfraser at geoanalytic.com
Tue Oct 19 10:08:54 EDT 1999
There is some E00 format data at 1:1m at
the GIS Data Depot (probably from the DCW).
You'll have to run ESRI's Import71 utility (comes with
ArcView) to convert it to shapefiles...
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul G. Allen <pgallen at randomlogic.com>
To: MapServer Users List <mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 12:13 AM
Subject: Map Test Project update
> I have written a utility specifically designed to concatinate shapefiles
> the Shapelib library called combine. I also had a fellow Linux user write
> script to parse a directory tree, retrieve all files matching a certain
> and run them through the combine program. I've used these two utilities to
> combine all county data for two states, and make the states of Illinois
> Pennsylvania on my test web site (http://18.104.22.168) each into their own
> shapefile. These two files initially only have county polygon data, but
> later have major roads and water polygon data. Also, since I mucked up the
> conversion of the original data from TIGER/Line format to ESRI shapefile
> I have to do it again to get the actual county names in the database.
> It looks as though MapServer, combined with Shapelib, a little Perl, some
> and a yet to be found VRP will give me everything we need for our
> Now if only I had more HDD storage for all this data! :)
> Writing the utility has given me a very good understanding of shapefiles
> Shapelib library. In fact, I found and fixed a couple of bugs in Shapelib
> bit me more than once. I'll be posting the utilities somewhere and making
> Shapelib author aware of them as well.
> Anyone know where I can get an ESRI shapefile of Brazil that includes
> landmarks, etc.?
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