Maps anybody

Chris Williams <>
Thu Feb 26 12:04:02 CET 2004


>       - what are the most common formats for digital maps?
There are quite a few depending on company delivering them ;-(
Navigation systems(Digital charts etc..)  are usably compliant to a system
called ECDIS defined by IMO(International Maritime organization)
http://www.imo.org/

>       - where can I obtain detailed free world/regional maps?
Kazza is quite a good place for finding navigational charts ;-)
Sorry to say I do not know if you can find world maps there ;-(
//Chris
On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Joe Armstrong wrote:

>
>   Does anybody know anything about digital maps?
>
>   I would like an outline map of the world - just a list of vectors.
>
>   Also, can anybody know the answers to the following questions?
>
> 	- what are the most common formats for digital maps?
> 	- where can I obtain detailed free world/regional maps?
> 	- where are the formats specified
> 	- is there any Erlang code to parse/transform/plot map data?
>
>   Why    do   I    want   this?     -   I've    joined    Planet   lab
> (http://www.planet-lab.org/) and  soon Erlang  will be running  on all
> planet lab nodes - and I'd like graph the performance of the system on
> a world map.
>
>   /Joe
>
>


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