[OSM-dev] Mapnik: Data format in world_boundaries.tar.bz2 ?
hakan at gurkensalat.com
Thu Nov 29 13:49:19 GMT 2007
On Thu, November 29, 2007 14:35, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2007 2:06 PM, Hakan Tandogan <hakan at gurkensalat.com> wrote:
>> I fetched the Mapnik world_boundaries because it seems to contain a few
>> national boundaries which are not contained in the WDB archives.
>> I can open the shape files just fine, but I don't know what units the
>> points are in, the coordinates are quite large, and I don't want to
> Hrm, did it not come with a .prj with some text in it, that how the
> projection information is usually conveyed.
Ah, o.k., there is a .prj next to it...
This was all on one line, I reformatted it a little bit.
>> Point Point(X=-19948430.3286263,Y=11572187.9256366)
Any idea or pointers how I can transform those points into lat/lon
coordinates? A perl library would be perfect ;-)
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