[Chugalug] projection mapping

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 16:43:32 UTC 2013


Like Dan says... shapefiles are an abomination... but they are the de facto
standard of the GIS world.

I personally recommend loading shapefiles into geocommons.com. You don't
have to share the data and it does a great job of helping you figure out
issues with the data.

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Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734




On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 9:20 AM, Nate Hill <nathanielhill at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Anyone on the list done work with projection mapping software, preferably
> > free and open source?
>
> Like Eric said: Proj.4. Has bindings in the usual languages.
>
> But what all are you wanting to do? I've had a lot of fun importing
> several "shapefile"s (most misleading name *evar*, until Eric pointed
> out to me that the entire bundle of different files was the
> "shapefile") into PostGIS and then displaying the results of fun stuff
> with Mapnik or QGIS.
>
> Some of that wackiness at
> http://www.petalumaopen.com/en/Using_GIS_Data
>
> Dan
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