[Gdal-dev] Generating images from .tab and .shp files

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Nov 15 13:12:20 EST 2006

Mir Hassan Ali wrote:
> Hi
> I want to generate map images from .tab or .shp files for the given 
> envelope in my application in C#.
> Is it possible using GDAL?
> Could anyone guide me in the right direction, as I am new to GIS stuff.


GDAL/OGR does not provide a rendering engine for feature data.  You would
need to look at higher level components - perhaps MapServer.  GDAL/OGR
do provide the feature access capability to lots of rendering engines.

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