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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
* [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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=== Display monitors ===
=== Display monitors ===


In GRASS 7 the {{cmd|d.barscale|version=70}} module can draw a number of styles of bar scale and north arrows directly in the GIS 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]]:
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:


[[Image:barscales7.png]] [[Image:n_arrows7.png]]
[[Image:barscales7.png]] [[Image:n_arrows7.png]]
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== See also ==
== See also ==


* [[GIS_Concepts#Geodesy_and_Cartography]]
* [[GIS Concepts#Geodesy and Cartography]]
* [[Marine_Science#Mapping_and_Cartography]]
* [[Marine Science#Mapping and Cartography]]
* [http://www.shadedrelief.com/realism/index.html Getting Real: Reflecting on the New Look of National Park Service Maps] - nice paper about realistic cartography
* [http://www.shadedrelief.com/realism/index.html Getting Real: Reflecting on the New Look of National Park Service Maps] - nice paper about realistic cartography


[[Category: Applications]]
[[Category: Applications]]

Latest revision as of 10:54, 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