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Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 10:15
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] A few general
questions about SVG
sources such as ESRI data and convert. ESRI also has a
proprietary XML language for its data, and there is GML (Geometry
Markup Language). The trick is, as you know, not the
types, but the layers for feature types (eg, roadways, railways,
is proprietary but a de facto standard for geospatial mapping.
whole domain of location-based services is quite hot. SVG
products are part of that. You'll find that industries
utilities, public safety, etc. are already all over this
>>5. Suppose that I want to create an SVG image of a
country. I cannot imagine handcrafting an XML SVG document. How
do you suggest that I create the SVG document?<<
There are a
number of tools that work from images to generate path statements for SVG.
Adobe Illustrator is a good example-- anything done there can be saved to
SVG. Additionally, there are some great pure SVG tools out there such as
I believe there are some opensource converters out there, but don't know
them off hand.