[postgis-devel] Nice diagrams

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Mon Jul 21 01:58:04 PDT 2008

Obe, Regina wrote:
> Here is a silly thought.  Why don't we use image magick? It can support 
> both postscript and svg.
> http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/draw/#svg
>  I tried these simple commands on the svg file that Gustavo provided 
> using my image magick install and got the attached results.  Of course 
> to get the postscript, you need ghostscript installed which I'm not sure 
> how hard that is on Linux.  The windows binary already has the svg 
> driver compiled in and ghostscript is a simple install on windows.
> convert drawing1.svg drawing1.png
> convert drawing1.svg drawing1.eps
> The other nice thing about using imagemagick is that we can come up with 
> some jazzy effect like Kevin's that we can apply to all the images to 
> make them look consistent  - e.g
> http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/advanced/#3d-logos-2
> Thanks,
> Regina

+1 for image magick. I've used it before for some web applications and 
it's been fairly solid. It's also available for nearly all of the 
platforms we would ever want to support.



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