[gdal-dev] gdal_translate - GeoPdf
aron.olsen at sweco.dk
Wed Apr 19 18:57:52 PDT 2017
Regarding my previous post I'd like to add something more:
1) A printer has its own "margins" (non-printable portions of a page). This cannot be foreseen. I believe, that a "smart" PDF-application is capable of detecting the bbox of all "printable" elements in a PDF, and thus be able to fit that bbox onto a piece of paper of perfectly chosen/best fitted size.
2) When trying to produce true-scale PDF-maps (with margins), pre-calculations and pre-processing have to performed up front. This, in order to achieve a desired print quality of all raster and vector layers (DPI).
What I am saying is, that a producer of a true-scale PDF-map needs to be aware of lots of the aspects of the to-be generated PDF.
Thus, in my point of view, the input to gdal_translate need not to be easily understood (but documentation serves well :)).
I hope this will clarify my objectives, somehow.
Thank you very much!
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