LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
tronayne
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Northeastern Michigan, where Carhartt is a Designer Label
Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
Posts: 3,118

Rep: Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818
Any Interest in a SlackBuild for The Generic Mapping Tools


I'm wondering if there is any interest in a SlackBuild for The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) (see http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu). If so, I will prepare a SlackBuild for GMT and its required library, netCDF (see http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf).

From the GMT web page,
Quote:
The Generic Mapping Tools, GMT, is an open source collection of ~60 tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and producing Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views. GMT supports ~30 map projections and transformations and comes with support data such as GSHHS coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries. GMT is developed and maintained by Paul Wessel and Walter H. F. Smith with help from a global set of volunteers, and is supported by the National Science Foundation. It is released under the GNU General Public License.
And, from the netCDF web page,
Quote:
NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.
There are a set of examples at the GMT web page that show some of the capabilities of this application.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
Lufbery
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Distribution: Slackware 64 14.0
Posts: 1,142
Blog Entries: 29

Rep: Reputation: 119Reputation: 119
Yes. I'm very interested. I'm (among other things) a GIS manager for a regional planning commission here in Pennsylvania, so I'm always on the lookout for more mapping tools.

I've built and used QGIS pretty extensively. I've even written about it for Linux.com and I've got another article on QGIS due to be published this year in another Linux magazine.

In short, I'm very interested in FOSS mapping tools.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
eternauta2001
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Distribution: Slackware Linux 13.1
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 7
This SlackBuilds are already in SlackBuilds.org

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.0/academic/GMT/

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...raries/netcdf/
 
Old 01-19-2010, 02:34 PM   #4
tronayne
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Northeastern Michigan, where Carhartt is a Designer Label
Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
Posts: 3,118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818Reputation: 818
Well, dang -- academic? That sure save a lot of work.

Mumble, grumble.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #5
gnashley
Amigo developer
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,775

Rep: Reputation: 481Reputation: 481Reputation: 481Reputation: 481Reputation: 481
Keep trying... there must be something you use or want which no one else has written abuild for yet.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 08:39 PM   #6
enine
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 819
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 91
The handbrake dvd ripper isn't in slackbuilds. I'm not pirating dvd's just want to make copies for the kids to scratch up and keep the originals safe.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Network mapping tools rozilla Linux - Software 2 08-20-2008 01:13 PM
a generic SlackBuild shilo Slackware 46 06-20-2008 12:45 AM
Generic Slackbuild script C-Sniper Slackware 4 06-16-2008 06:05 PM
GART TLB error generic level generic Clydesdale Linux - Software 1 08-13-2007 07:47 PM
LXer: Mind mapping tools add new dimensions to old technique LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-06-2007 08:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration