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

Brent Fraser bfraser at geoanalytic.com
Fri Sep 7 10:18:03 PDT 2007


  I'm hoping that (someday?) high quality cartography WILL
be point-and-click.  The three apps I looked at come pretty
    uDig    - sophisticated, complicated GUI; focus on GIS
not cartography
    QGIS    - simple GUI, a print composer, but features
(e.g. a real graticule) missing
    gvSIG   - look and feel of ArcView 3.x (the good and the
bad), but no graticule

  I think Paul Ramsey said it best in the Directions Mag

"The first project to produce a stable and complete ArcView
3 replacement will gobble up a huge user share, and become
the default application for building the "high end" analysis
and cartography functionality."

Brent Fraser
GeoAnalytic Inc.
Calgary, Alberta

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "P Kishor" <punk.kish at gmail.com>
To: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Is there an Open Source
software application thatwill draw a graticule on a map?

> On 9/6/07, Brent Fraser <bfraser at geoanalytic.com> wrote:
> ,,
> > Yikes!  Is National-Topographic-Series quality
> > dead?  Am I destined to print only pastel polygon
> > on letter size paper if I adopt Open Source?  ;)
> Write an emai to Markus Neteler and ask him for samples of
stuff he
> has produced with Grass, a real GIS. The quality will blow
you away.
> Granted, I have not seen that stuff on a large piece of
paper, but
> even on the screen, it looks gorgeous. It is probably not
easy to
> produce that kind of stuff, but good quality stuff never
is point and
> click.
> (MapServer is not a GIS... it says so on the box it comes
> >

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