[Openstreetmap] Re: Map of Oslo and Norway?
pere at hungry.com
Fri Apr 22 09:24:46 BST 2005
> Not too much - the only thing is, Freemap stores everything in UK
> grid projection rather than lat/long so it would involve some
Oh. That does not sound future proof to me. :)
Any plans of making it more generic, or perhaps using an(y) UTM zone
> It's about 120MB so far, for everything below 55N. The data is in a
> binary format of heights sampled every 90m or so, so some coding is
> necessary for the data to be displayed. I figured that generating
> the contours from the data would be more flexible and require less
> storage space (if slower) than pre-generating them as static images
> (lack of scalability of which would be a major problem).
Having the contours on a vector format sound like a good idea to me.
Are there any good vector formats to use for such task? I guess ESRI
Shape File would work.
> If enough people would like a SRTM contour generation routine in a
> language other than the present PHP, I could work on a conversion.
A C library would probably be more universally usable. :)
I would expect GRASS to have such tool already. Anyone know if that
is the case or not?
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