[OSGeo-Discuss] Correct List for Newcomers
Fawcett, David (MPCA)
david.fawcett at state.mn.us
Wed Mar 30 09:19:36 PDT 2011
I don't know if 1:10,000,000 is a large enough scale for you, but if it is, you might want to look at Natural Earth. Public Domain
You could also look at OpenStreetMap data. www.openstreetmap.org Most of the coastline data was imported from the Prototype Global Shoreline dataset http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Prototype_Global_Shoreline. This data has been improved in some areas.
From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Kerstetter
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On Mar 29, 2011, at 4:17 PM, Peter wrote:
> 4. Try to get an accurate vector layer of the same terrain, that has recognizable locations that match your raster, load that up, and then use the from map tool, itll be the easiest way.
Any suggestions where to find vector maps? All the ones I have found are somewhat squishy in their placement of islands and the details of coastlines. I have tried geological survey websites plus the general commercial web. I have some older maps I may scan in and trace the vectors myself. How do I determine the projections of these maps?_______________________________________________
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