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== GRASS GIS and Cartography ==
 
== GRASS GIS and Cartography ==
  
* see the [http://grass.osgeo.org/screenshots/cartography.php cartography screenshots page]
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* For graphical examples, see the [http://grass.osgeo.org/screenshots/cartography.php cartography screenshots page]
  
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=== Using ps.map as cartographic engine ===
  
=== Using ps.map as cartographic engine ===
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* [[WxGUI Cartographic Composer]] is an graphical user interface to {{cmd|ps.map}}.
  
 
* [[psmap_simple_example|Simple ps.map examples]] ([http://grass.ibiblio.org/download/data6.php Spearfish dataset])
 
* [[psmap_simple_example|Simple ps.map examples]] ([http://grass.ibiblio.org/download/data6.php Spearfish dataset])
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* ps.map example demonstrating a [[Psmap_flooding_example|scripted flood risk map]]
 
* ps.map example demonstrating a [[Psmap_flooding_example|scripted flood risk map]]
  
* [http://geog-pc40.ulb.ac.be/grass/psmap/ Thematic maps] of Belgium
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* [http://164.15.12.207/grass/psmap/ Thematic maps] of Belgium
  
 
* Create [[ps.map_graph_paper|graph paper]] ready for printing.
 
* Create [[ps.map_graph_paper|graph paper]] ready for printing.
  
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* [[Ps.map_scripts|ps.map cartographic output examples]]
  
* [[Ps.map_scripts|ps.map cartographic output examples]]
 
 
* Some screenshots:
 
* Some screenshots:
  
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[[File:Forestgaps_Moseltal_Germany.png|thumb|center|400px]]
 
[[File:Forestgaps_Moseltal_Germany.png|thumb|center|400px]]
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=== Display monitors ===
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In addition to the hardcopy plots you can make with the {{cmd|ps.map}} command and its [[wxGUI]] [[WxGUI Cartographic Composer|Cartographic Composer]]), in GRASS 7 the {{cmd|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 {{cmd|d.graph}} module or the {{AddonCmd|d.mark}} addon module and the appropriate [[IconSymbols|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:
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[[Image:barscales7.png]] [[Image:n_arrows7.png]]
  
 
=== Using GMT ===
 
=== Using GMT ===
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
* [[GIS_Concepts#Geodesy_and_Cartography]]
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* [[GIS Concepts#Geodesy and Cartography]]
* [[Marine_Science#Mapping_and_Cartography]]
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* [[Marine Science#Mapping and Cartography]]
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* [http://www.shadedrelief.com/realism/index.html Getting Real: Reflecting on the New Look of National Park Service Maps] - nice paper about realistic cartography
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[[Category: Applications]]

Latest revision as of 02:54, 4 December 2018

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