Cartography

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GRASS GIS and Cartography

Using ps.map as cartographic engine

  • Some screenshots:
Geomap klein.jpg
Ps.output.png
Forestgaps Moseltal Germany.png

Display monitors

In addition to the hardcopy plots you can make with the ps.map command and its wxGUI Cartographic Composer), in GRASS 7 the d.barscale module can draw a number of styles of bar scale and north arrows directly in the live GIS display monitor; in GRASS 6.4.3+ the north arrows can be drawn on the monitor with the d.graph module or the d.mark addon module and the appropriate symbol (available with true-north rotation and line thickness settings). Style, text placement (or none), distance units, color, font, and fontsize can be controlled. Here are some examples:

Barscales7.png N arrows7.png

Using GMT

  • Export to the GMT software package for publication quality cartography

See also