[GRASS-user] editing grass postscript maps

Dylan Beaudette dylan.beaudette at gmail.com
Tue May 15 15:02:31 EDT 2007

how about concat-ing the figures into a single PS file, then converting to a 
PDF with 8 pages per sheet ? 

I know that many KDE apps can do this in the print options -- which probably 
just invoke gs with some magic incantations...



On Tuesday 15 May 2007 12:53, Tyler Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on getting my GRASS maps ready for publication. I've
> worked my way through ps.map successfully, with eight nice maps. I'd
> like to make a single plate with all eight maps. I usually do my
> graphics editing with Gimp or Inkscape. However, in Gimp the maps are
> very grainy, which I imagine is a consequence of their being converted
> from ps to bitmap format. When I try to open them in Inkscape the
> vectors come out nice and clear, but the raster layers are completely
> absent. I've tried opening them, importing them, and converting them
> to svg manually using pstoedit, all with pretty much the same result.
> My questions are:
> Is there a way to make a multi-map plate directly in GRASS, or
> What is the recommended way to manipulate the ps files outside of
> GRASS to achieve this? I'm using Debian GNU/Linux, so have ready
> access to lots of graphics programs, if anyone can recommend something
> better than what I've tried.
> Thanks,
> Tyler

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

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