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Produces a user defined cartographic graticule (latitude/longitude grid) in GML form.

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Description

This application will create a GML (Geography Mapping Language) file containing drawing instruction for a user defined latitude/longitude graticule (grid). The MAPFILE provides definition of map projection parameters while user input 'Options' define how specific latitude and lines are drawn. The resulting GML file can be viewed by various applications such as QGIS, Snowflake GML Viewer, GAIA, etc. In addition, GML files produced via this program can be manipulated by GDAL utilities for conversion to other usable formats. For example, the "ogr2ogr" utility can produce DXF and ESRI Shape files readable by Adobe Illustrator and Arc applications respectively.

Categories


Parameter Groups

Files

Name Description
MAPFILE Map File
TO Grid Output

Options

Name Description
STARTLAT Starting Latitude
STARTLON Starting Longitude
ENDLAT Ending Latitude
ENDLON Ending Longitude
LATSPACING Value for Spacing the Latitude Lines
LONSPACING Value for Spacing the Longitude Lines
LATINCREMENT Incrementing value for the Latitude Lines
LONINCREMENT Incrementing value for the Longitude lines
BOUNDED Include rectangular box at the x-y extents of entire grid

Files: MAPFILE

Description

This file contains map projection information necessary to produce the grid. This can be a conventional or user defined ISIS3 mapping template or an existing projected ISIS3 cube.

Type filename
File Mode input
Filter *.map *.cub *.txt

Files: TO

Description

The resultant GML file. This output file contains drawing instruction in GML form and can be viewed or plotted by various applications such as QGIS, Snowflake GML Viewer, GAIA, etc. In addition, GML files produced via this program can be manipulated by GDAL utilities for conversion to other usable formats. For example, the "ogr2ogr" utility can produce DXF and ESRI Shape files readable by Adobe Illustrator and Arc applications respectively.

Type filename
File Mode output
Filter *.gml

Options: STARTLAT

Description

This defines the minimum or starting latitude to which longitude grid lines will extend.

Type double

Options: STARTLON

Description

This defines the minimum or starting longitude to which latitude grid lines will extend.

Type double

Options: ENDLAT

Description

This defines the maximum or ending latitude to which longitude grid lines will extend.

Type double

Options: ENDLON

Description

This defines the maximum or ending longitude to which latitude grid lines will extend.

Type double

Options: LATSPACING

Description

This value defines the spacing of latitude lines, starting with STARTLAT

Type double
Default 10.0

Options: LONSPACING

Description

This value defines the spacing of longitude lines, starting with STARTLON

Type double
Default 10.0

Options: LATINCREMENT

Description

This value sets the incremental definition of latitude lines. That is, it defines the frequency of how often a coordinate is calculated while drawing each latitude line. In general, a larger value will result in a more rough or jagged line, while a smaller value will result in a more smooth or curved line.

Type double
Default 0.01

Options: LONINCREMENT

Description

This value sets the incremental definition of longitude lines. That is, it defines the frequency of how often a coordinate is calculated while drawing each longitude line. In general, a larger value will result in a more rough or jagged line, while a smaller value will result in a more smooth or curved line.

Type double
Default 0.01

Options: BOUNDED

Description

This option will draw a rectangular box outlining the x-y extents of the entire grid.

Type boolean
Default TRUE

Examples


Example 1

Sinusoidal Map Grid

Description

This example shows the qgis display of a sinusoidal projection created by this application. The following mapfile was used in the mapgrid application to create the grid.
Group = Mapping
  ProjectionName     = Sinusoidal
  TargetName         = MARS
  EquatorialRadius   = 3396190.0 <meters>
  PolarRadius        = 3376200.0 <meters>
  LatitudeType       = Planetocentric
  LongitudeDirection = PositiveEast
  LongitudeDomain    = 360
  CenterLongitude    = 180.0
End_Group
End
         

Command Line

mapgrid mapfile=mapFile1.txt startlat=-90 endlat=90 startlon=0 endlon=360 to=sinuGrid.txt
Create a sinusoidal projection map grid.

Output Image

Output image showing the results of the mapgrid application.

Output image as it appears in qgis for mapgrid

Parameter Name: TO

This is the output image that results.


Example 2

Lambert Confromal Map Grid

Description

This example shows the qgis display of a lambert conformal projection created by this application. The following mapfile was used in the this application to create the grid.
Group = Mapping
  ProjectionName         = LambertConformal
  TargetName             = MARS
  EquatorialRadius       = 3396190.0 <meters>
  PolarRadius            = 3376200.0 <meters>
  LatitudeType           = Planetocentric
  LongitudeDirection     = PositiveEast
  LongitudeDomain        = 360
  CenterLongitude        = 20.0
  CenterLatitude         = 40.0
  FirstStandardParallel  = 32.0
  SecondStandardParallel = 43.0
End_Group
End
         

Command Line

mapgrid mapfile=mapFile2.txt startlat=20 endlat=60 startlon=0 endlon=40 to=lambGrid.txt
Create a lambert conformal projection map grid.

Output Image

Output image showing the results of the mapgrid application.

Output image as it appears in qgis

Parameter Name: TO

This is the output image that results


History

Elizabeth Ribelin2005-09-06 Original version
Brendan George2005-11-01 Fixed application test for all systems
Elizabeth Miler2005-11-03 Fixed bug in xml and made appTest test larger lat/lon increments and spacings to reduce the size of truth files
Elizabeth Miller2005-11-29 Modified mapgrid so the boundary lat lines will always be drawn
Elizabeth Miller2006-05-18 Depricated CubeProjection and ProjectionManager to ProjectionFactory
Steven Lambright2007-06-21 Changed output to be in GML format, fixed bug with bounded option
Steven Lambright2007-07-17 Fixed bug with include files.
Travis Addair2009-08-10 Mapping group parameters are now placed into the print file.
Steven Lambright2012-01-05 Tested and documented for the January 2012 release. The documentation updates included were recommended by Chris Isbell.
Debbie A. Cook2012-12-06 Changed to use TProjection instead of Projection. References #775