[OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Mon Apr 7 13:18:19 PDT 2008

More use-case driven development and improved GUIs, user experience and map production fall under specific topics at FOSS4G 2008 so this discussion is quite apt and I hope to see its fruit or at least some well-defined plans presented and discussed in Cape Town in September. As we know these are some of the remaining gaps that need filling to convince the hesitant masses to go open source. 
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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Sent: Mon 2008/04/07 06:36 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library

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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