[GRASS-dev] ps.map: raster always under vector map?

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Sun May 6 20:52:05 EDT 2007

Glynn Clements wrote:
> it would be better (IMHO) to work on getting better PostScript output
> from d.* commands.

I think it would be really nice to have the PS driver better, but we are
nowhere near (yet) having something that rivals ps.map's output quality.
(ie I haven't given up on ps.map)

> FWIW, what are the main advantages of ps.map over using the PS driver
> and d.* commands?

I think there are a few, mainly related to ps.map already tuned to the
problem of hardcopy output. The PS driver would need a hardcopy-wizard
wrapper GUI, at least to help with the presets.

But one specific issue when I tried the PS driver with d.vect.chart was
rendering method of filled areas being drawn as a series of horizontal
lines instead of a solid area. Filled vector areas were fine.

Another issue I noticed was lack of page margins in the final PS file.


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