newbie needs help correcting distorted map
mj at SCI.FI
Tue Oct 12 13:23:09 EDT 2004
I've just completed the tutorial, and tried to hack together my first
maps, but they seem to be distorted, especially the northern countries.
I tried the epsg 4326, and many others, just to experiment, but none of
them really had much effect on the output. I'm using the countries.shp
from freegis world data.
Here is my .map file:
EXTENT -179.999900 -89.999900 179.999900 83.627357
SIZE 1390 900 # fits my browser nicely
IMAGECOLOR 0 0 128 # navy blue
COLOR 82 82 82 # gray32
COLOR 255 255 0 # yellow
Here is the head output from ogrinfo -al:
INFO: Open of `countries.shp'
using driver `ESRI Shapefile' successful.
Layer name: countries
Feature Count: 27320
Extent: (-179.999900, -89.999900) - (179.999900, 83.627357)
Layer SRS WKT:
cat: Integer (11.0)
na2: String (80.0)
Any ideas what I am doing wrong, and better yet how to correct it?
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