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

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 22:23:57 PDT 2007

Hi Brent,

with GRASS' ps.map you can do that rather easily:

- define the raster and vector map names
- define (optionally) legend stuff
- activate "geogrid" to overlay a geographic grid onto the output map
- define paper size

It generated a Postscript file (use ps2pdf to make PDF) which
can be printed then.


Example screenshot (a bit low-res, sorry):

Code for that map:


On 9/6/07, Brent Fraser <bfraser at geoanalytic.com> wrote:
> 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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