Difference between revisions of "OSGeo Cartographic Engine"

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* [[User:MarcoHugentobler|Marco Hugentobler]]
* [[User:MarcoHugentobler|Marco Hugentobler]]
* Frank Warmerdam
* Frank Warmerdam
* [[User:Adiez|Agustin Diez]]
[[Category: Software Stack]]
[[Category: Software Stack]]

Revision as of 03:38, 7 April 2008


There are plans about new cartographic tools (map composer) for QGIS, as well as for GRASS. We suggest to develop a joint library for the various functions which could be shared across GRASS, QGIS and other projects with bindings to Qt, Python etc. The GUI part will be done within the individual software projects.


Shared functions may include

  • break for classes (various algorithms)
  • histogram analysis
  • color ramps
  • RGB and possibly CYMK support (aka color transformations) etc.
  • Algorithms for intelligent label placement
  • Symbology management

Programming Language

  • C? C++?

Existing code to be recycled

There will be code in GRASS, QGIS, the Python Cartographic Library (http://zcologia.org/cartography) and other sources which could be integrated (check license compatibility).


It is proposed to license the OSGeo Cartographic Library under LGPL. The license needs to be GPL compliant.

Interested people