[Openstreetmap-dev] Re: [Openstreetmap] Shapefiles

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Thu Dec 15 12:32:04 GMT 2005




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 >GDAL/OGR is an open source library that can translate between many
 geospatial data formats. OGR >handles vector formats, and can read/write
 shapefiles.

http://www.remotesensing.org/gdal/

 >There are a number of command line utilities included, which could be
 called from >Ruby/Java/etc.

 (moved to dev)

 Think also that it would be a good idea at some stage to incorporate
 polygons into the native "OSM" format. These could incorporate nodes eg.

 <polygon uid=".." tags="...">
 <node uid=".." tags=".." />
 <node uid=".." tags=".." />
 </polygon>

 etc.

 Nick




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