[GRASS-user] Getting vectors from postscript files

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Aug 20 02:03:19 EDT 2008

Richard Chirgwin wrote:

> I have a large and layered PDF map which I'd like to get into Grass-GIS, 
> preferably without tracing the vectors by hand - there are hundreds!
> I've been looking at various ways to extract the vectors - in particular 
> using tools like pdf2ps, pstoedit and fig2dev - to try and get the data 
> into some kind of usable format. However, the best I can seem to do is 
> to get an SVG (scalable vector graphics) file that contains the relevant 
> vectors.
> Is there a tool that will let me import vectors from either PDF, PS, or 
> SVG into Grass-GIS?

CorelDraw can convert import SVG and export DXF, which can be read
with v.in.ogr.

Inkscape is supposed to be getting DXF export, but I don't know the
current state of progress.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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