[OSM-dev] Viability of huge shapefile of LandForm Panorama contours in Mapnik?

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Sun Mar 6 09:13:46 GMT 2011




>However, to do this I need to transform the contour data from DXF into something more usable, e.g. shapefile. Apparently gdal can now do this.
>What I'm a little concerned about, though, is the viability of creating one huge shapefile containing all the contours for the UK, which would be necessary to prevent the Mapnik XML file >getting messy and having huge numbers of small shapefile layers. As an alternative I could create separate shapefiles for say, Wales, S England, N England and Scotland.
>Is this likely to be feasible.

Oops, sorry, I missed the question mark out at the end, I didn't mean to sound so abrupt! Sorry!!!

Nick
 

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