[OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library

Fee, James JMFee at tecinc.com
Mon Apr 7 11:47:43 PDT 2008

It is interesting that at ArcGIS 9.4, ESRI is going to release the
ability to script map production with python, much like how the old
ArcPlot used to work.

This is a wonderful idea Markus!

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On 7-Apr-08, at 1:53 AM, Markus Neteler wrote:
> I would like to launch the idea of an "OSGeo Cartographic Library" to
> share concepts, source code and regression tests:

Thanks Markus - you beat me to it! :)

Having grown up learning ArcPlot, I long for the ability to compose  
maps and output them in a high-quality plotter-ready format.  Also, I  
miss the ability to script the creation of maps which is needed in  
many industrial or highly-productive mapping environments (e.g. GUI- 
based map design tools are the bane of productivity in many offices  
I've been in).

I'll add my notes to the wiki and start to use the discussion page too.

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