grass hardcopy output

James Darrell McCauley mccauley at
Tue Apr 4 08:00:00 EDT 1995

Malcolm Williamson (malcolm at writes on  4 April 1995:
>Darrell McCauley writes:
>> TeX).  So, the product of this rambling is v.out.mif, an awk
>> script to convert dig_ascii to Maker Interchange Format.
>> If someone writes something for raster data, we could probably
>> piece together a MIF driver for pretty easily.

FWIW, the following work nicely:
  r.out.ppm i=landuse o=- | ppmtopict > /tmp/landuse.pict
  /usr/frame/bin/picttomif /tmp/landuse.pict landuse.mif

>Although this is probably a pretty fair approach for smaller, low resolution
>maps, I have a feeling that FrameMaker might not be happy if it had to deal
>with very large raster images. I've toyed with the idea of writing a crude 

probably true. I just tried a ~2000 x ~2000 image and Frame would not
show me colors (just a gray box).

>point-and-click front end for, but haven't found the time :(. By the wa
>we have been producing some really nice (if I must say so myself!) hardcopy wi
>, using some extra little tricks, like:
>With a little help, can be a good program.

I didn't mean to dis (hope it wasn't read that way).
However, for labelling road maps, a pointy-clicky approach
is a lot easier.

James Darrell McCauley, PhD
Dept of Agricultural Engineering   mccauley at
Purdue University                  tel: 317.494.1198 fax: 317.496.1115

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