[OSGeo-Discuss] Is there an Open Source software application that will draw a graticule on a map?

Ed McNierney ed at topozone.com
Thu Sep 6 14:42:11 PDT 2007

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 overlay,
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 application
> that will:
> 1. Combine raster and vector spatial data, and (re)project
> them
> 2. Render a graticule (lines and labels showing latitude and
> longitude) (and no, I don't want to create a shapefile to do
> that)
> 3. Print to a large format plotter (paper 24 inches wide or
> greater)
> So far I've looked at uDig, Quantum GIS, and gvSig.  As far
> as I can tell, none of them can do Step 2, and only gvSig
> does Step 3 successfully.
> Any pointers would be appreciated!
> Brent Fraser
> GeoAnalytic Inc.
> Calgary, Alberta
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