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== Video tutorial ==
{{YouTube|ZMwuC14omyA}} {{YouTube|s0gYrGuzzpo}}
== Input ==
== Input ==

Revision as of 11:11, 24 May 2011

Back to wxGUI.

For development issues see Trac page.

ps.map (see also ps.output) is a cartographic composer, intended to be a stand-alone hardcopy plot generator. It is not meant to be a Print button for the maps currently displayed in the map canvas, that will need it own controls.

The GUI Hardcopy Map Output Utility (so called wx.psmap) uses semi-WYSIWYG + tree menu controls which can write a ps.map instructions file, and then run ps.map to create PostScript output directly. See the announcement in the mailing list.

The wx.psmap is available in GRASS 6.4.2+ from the menu

File -> Hardcopy Map Output Utility
wx.psmap - draft mode

The GUI currently supports the most important mapping instructions

  • paper
  • scale
  • maploc
  • rast
  • vects
  • scalebar
  • mapinfo
  • legend
  • text labels

Video tutorial


  • Ability to load in saved ps.map instructions file. I consider this to be a low priority, deal with it after map creation is fully functional. Start with scripts saved using the GUI, after that is working expand to load any ps.map instructions file.


  • ps.map instructions file
  • PostScript file
  • PDF file