[GRASS-user] Re: grass-user Digest, Vol 45, Issue 33

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Fri Jan 15 00:54:34 EST 2010

On Jan 14, 2010, at 10:00 AM, grass-user-request at lists.osgeo.org wrote:

> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:16:27 -0800 (PST)
> From: Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-user] Legend for vector map
> To: "grass-user at lists.osgeo.org" <grass-user at lists.osgeo.org>
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> On Wed, 13 Jan 2010, Markus Neteler wrote:
>> I agree than making legends for vector maps isn't that nice yet but work
>> is underway in the new ps.map and maybe upcoming efforts to make nice user
>> maps. Also d.vect.thematic comes to mind.
>   I had a problem with the labels so I used the text command to place them.
> It worked. My client likes the location map and told me it will make an
> excellent trial exhibit.
>   My point is that exceptional analytic capabilities needs to be matched by
> exceptional cartographic abilities for those of us who need paper/pdf
> results.
> Rich

Actually, ps.map is quite good in this respect, but it needs a nicer interface. For that we need more developers. The GRASS dev team is not tiny, but the GRASS codebase is very very large. 


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