[GRASS-user] problems with ps.map outputs

Maciej Sieczka tutey at o2.pl
Thu Aug 14 09:49:37 EDT 2008

Tom Russo pisze:
> <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> How about Inkscape or Scribus?
>>   http://www.inkscape.org/
>>   http://www.scribus.net/

> Both of these are cool programs, and if one could get ps.map's output into
> them they'd be great choices for tweaking map presentation.  But neither is 
> actually able to import a PDF (or even PostScript) map for editing.
> Scribus can import a PDF of text and allow you to edit it.  It can't do much
> with the graphics, though.
> Inkscape can do a great deal with the graphics if you can get the data 
> imported.  But it can't read PDFs or postscript directly.  Inkscape has some 
> script that tries to use ghostscript to convert the document to an Adobe 
> Illustrator document and then import that, but every time I've tried it it 
> fails.  As far as I could tell, it was because the ghostscript ps-to-ai deal 
> didn't work properly on ps.map's generated postscript.
> Have you actually had success with either of these programs?


I also had problem with Inkscape in past, but I just checked 0.46 stock
Debian testing package and it rocks now. See my previous message in the


Maciej Sieczka

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