[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Raster Tracing - What Is Available?

Norman Vine nhv at cape.com
Thu Feb 4 11:57:07 PST 2010

On Feb 4, 2010, at 2:40 PM, Landon Blake wrote:

> Is anyone aware of a raster tracing tool for geospatial users  
> released under an open source license? I’m looking for something  
> similar to:
> http://www.vextrasoft.com/vextractor.htm
> I found the Autotrace program (http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/),  
> but it seems to be a little more limited, and not geared to the GIS  
> user. Vextractor allows you to georeference your tracing output and  
> supports export of the traced vectors to SHP and DXF.


I see that some folks are working on some OTB plugins for QGIS
that will either do this or be great examples  of how to go about this
in Python

I believe most of this work is making it back into OTB



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