Are there any available global maps that can be used with this project?

Topics: Algorithms, General Topics, SharpMap v2.0, WinForms Controls
Oct 5, 2010 at 1:37 PM

I was thinking of porting some global map from open source .SVG files?  Is this a good idea?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Blank_maps

Thanks in advance...

Coordinator
Oct 6, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Hello caidong,

converting svg files is probably not a good idea, since you may be lacking information about the coordinate references systems, or maybe only get coordinates of the rendered geometries. If you need spatial data, you can download some OSM from

  • http://www.cloudmade.com or
  • http://www.geofabrik.de

You'll either get shapefiles or native osm format, which you can convert with osmosis.

Hth FObermaier