[GRASS-user] Getting vectors from postscript files
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Aug 20 17:38:13 EDT 2008
Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Richard Chirgwin
> <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au> 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?
> In the past I had some success with pstoedit:
> pstoedit -f dxf mapfile.eps mapfile.dxf
> Fails for you? Possibly (don't remember), I used ps2eps (written by
> Roland Bless )
> to generate EPS from PS first.
>  http://www.tm.uka.de/~bless/ps2eps
Markus - Thanks! Works brilliantly ... now I just have to work out how
to just get the vectors I want, and life is going to be good ...
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