Re: [DebianGIS] Packaging of World Vector Shoreline (WVS) data
The version shipped with GMT is not exactly set up for easy use with other applications.
Paul Wessel has built a shapefile version of v2.0 of these data, available from:
If a standalone global dataset is required, this would be a much more useful proposition than the GMT version.
--- On Wed, 9/29/10, Hamish <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Hamish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [DebianGIS] Packaging of World Vector Shoreline (WVS) data
> To: email@example.com, "Anton Martchukov" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 12:37 PM
> Hamish wrote:
> > If I guess correctly, this is the same as the GSHHS
> > dataset? (?)
> > http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pwessel/gshhs/index.html
> ... who are of course GMT-upstream, and so the
> package is already shipping it.
> (btw, the /usr/share/doc/gmt/README.coastlines file
> in the apt-cache show package description for
> no longer exists, and I wonder if the server disk space is
> an issue for shipping the gmt-coast-high and
> see also the zyGrib package which also has & ships a
> world coastline:
> [zygrib depends on hurd?!]
> again derived from the same NOAA/GMT GSHHS map source:
> it would be good to reuse gmt's long established coastline
> package for both OpenCPN and zyGrib's needs..
> (and seeing that GMT is upstream for the data it seems
> to let them keep the name)
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