[FGS] related utilities

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Jun 24 13:07:40 EDT 2004

Wood Brent wrote:
> Just thinking about the sorts of stuff I do pretty regularly with GIS.
> gv/ghostscript & image magick are very frequently used. less common, but I also
> use gifmerge for simple animations to show time series of maps. Also the GIMP
> for image manipulation, tho I tend to script standard stuff with image magick.
> What are your opinions regarding including such apps? 
> Some sort of image manipulation is pretty useful in a GIS suite, but not core
> GIS, & they tend to be pretty well supplied with most distro's anyway.


I think your last point is the key one. They are good utilities, but they
are already available as packages for most distributions.  I would prefer to
focus efforts on GIS specific stuff that isn't widely available in existing

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