Linux GPS program
bernhard at abnoba.intevation.de
Wed Mar 28 17:04:24 CEST 2001
In article <slrn9c1p9t.d3g.jra at dorothy.msas.net>,
jra at dorothy.msas.net (Jay R. Ashworth) writes:
> This one time, in band camp,
> Russell Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
>> "Jay R. Ashworth" wrote:
>> > Any plans to do vector map data as well?
>> I'm pretty ignorant here. What sources of vector information are there,
>> how big is the dataset, and how do I render it so I can use lat/lon or
>> easting/northing to get my location?
> There are *stunning* amounts of vector data, all in different formats.
I agree, though most proprietory.
> I'm trying to (get time cleared up to) sort some of that all out even
> as I type.
The shapefile format is used for a couple of things.
Check www.freegis.org for several libraries dealing with it
(and other gps packages, btw).
There is a python wrapper for the shapereading library.
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