[GRASSLIST:7810] Synergy between Grass/Python/GMT revisited

Dylan Beaudette dylan at iici.no-ip.org
Sun Aug 7 14:18:07 EDT 2005


Sorry about the delay in getting back to everyone who has posted 
messages regarding this topic.

If everyone is still interested, I would like to chat some more about 
integrating GRASS and GMT via Python. I looked over David's r.out.gmt 
script (nice job!) and liked the approach much more than my bash 

Making hard copy maps is such an important part of any research project 
that deals with the spatial arrangement of object -- and yet there are 
not many ways of doing it efficiently with open source software. GMT 
provides a means to get the heavy lifting done, however the creation of 
complex maps  from multiple sources can be a bear. In addition, getting 
data from GRASS into GMT can be somewhat of a headache, especially 
vector data.

I propose that in order to get this done, a group of interested 
individuals should spend some time working out a logical framework, and 
implementing it. Some previously raised questions should also be 

1. monolithic or modular?
2. GRASS commands or via GDAL ?
3. how does QGIS fit in to this?


personally i have mixed feelings about trying to cram this all into 
GDAL, rather the export of data i.e. :

might best be handled by GDAL , while GRASS specific things such as 
region, color palette, etc. :


I can provide a place to post this discussion, and any progress via our 
lab's content management system.


Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis

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