[OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library
prushfor at NRCan.gc.ca
Tue Apr 8 11:55:46 PDT 2008
This is an interesting discussion!
In the XML world, the answer to graphics rendering is SVG + XSL-FO,
generated by XSLT scripts according to styling rules. XSL-FO
is then rendered via a formatting objects processor, like Apache FOP.
I'm of the opinion that a pipeline like:
GML +/- (any XML data) + SLD/FE + WMS graphics => XSLT => SVG+XSL-FO -> pdf, (?geopdf anyone?)
would make for a killer map scripting environment. Plus, it has the
added benefit of being based on standards or de facto standards
across the board, with open source solutions available in each
I will sign up for the discussion too!
Technology Advisor / Conseiller technique
GeoConnections / GéoConnexions
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E-mail / Courriel: Peter.Rushforth at NRCan.gc.ca
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> Use Cases:
> I. Interactive Browsing (e.g. web mapping) 1. Good-looking
> web maps (more control of grid/graticule
> II. Ad-hoc Authoring (one-time GIS style layout using GUI)
> 1. Good-looking printed (ps,pdf,etc) maps automatically
> providing grid/grat, scalebar, legend, north arrow, SRS description
> - provide an API to exiting GIS apps?
> III. Automated Mapping (script driven)
> 1. Map Series (single page, identical layout) 2. Map Atlas
> (mostly map with some text, multi-page) 3. Map-centric
> documents (mostly text with some map,
> 4. Route Alignment Sheets (rotated (non 90 deg) to fit
> Brent Fraser
> GeoAnalytic Inc.
> Calgary, Alberta
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