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g.gui.psmap(1)		    GRASS GIS User's Manual		g.gui.psmap(1)

NAME
       g.gui.psmap  - Tool for creating	hardcopy map outputs.

KEYWORDS
       general,	GUI, printing

SYNOPSIS
       g.gui.psmap
       g.gui.psmap --help
       g.gui.psmap  [file=name]	  [--help]  [--verbose]	 [--quiet]  [--ui]

   Flags:
       --help
	   Print usage summary

       --verbose
	   Verbose module output

       --quiet
	   Quiet module	output

       --ui
	   Force launching GUI dialog

   Parameters:
       file=name
	   File	containing mapping instructions	to load
	   See ps.map manual for details

DESCRIPTION
       wxGUI  Cartographic  Composer also called wx.psmap is a wxGUI extension
       which allows the	user to	create	interactively  hardcopy	 map  outputs.
       This  tool  generates ps.map configuration file and then	runs ps.map to
       create PostScript output. There are two modes - Draft mode for map com-
       posing  and  Preview  mode (requires Python Imaging Library) to see how
       the result will look like. In draft mode	map features (like  legend  or
       scalebar) are represented by a colored rectangle	with a label.

       Possible	output files:

	   o   ps.map instructions file

	   o   PostScript/EPS file

	   o   PDF (using ps2pdf)

       Cartographic  Composer  enables	to  load  in  saved instructions file.
       Loading instruction files created by Cartographic Composer is more  ro-
       bust, as	opposed	to loading files created manually.

       Currently supported ps.map instructions:

	   o   paper

	   o   maploc

	   o   scale

	   o   border

	   o   raster

	   o   colortable

	   o   vpoints

	   o   vlines

	   o   vareas

	   o   vlegend

	   o   text

	   o   scalebar

	   o   mapinfo

	   o   point

	   o   line

	   o   rectangle

	   o   labels

   CARTOGRAPHIC	COMPOSER TOOLBAR
       A      Generate instructions file
	   Generates and saves text file with mapping instructions.

       A      Load instructions	file
	   Load	text file with mapping instructions.

       A      Page setup
	   Specify paper size, margins and orientation.

       A      Pointer
	   Select  object  on  the  paper  by  clicking, drag the cursor while
	   pressing the	left mouse button to move it or	 resize	 object	 (cur-
	   rently only map frame) by clicking on a small black box in its bot-
	   tom right corner. Double click to show object properties dialog

       A      Pan
	   Drag	the pan	cursor while pressing the left mouse  button  to  move
	   your	view.

       A      Zoom in
	   Interactive	zooming	with the mouse in both draft and preview mode.
	   Drawing a box or just a left	click with the mouse and zoom-in  cur-
	   sor	causes	the display to zoom in so that the area	defined	by the
	   box fills the display.

       A      Zoom out
	   Interactive zooming with the	mouse in both draft and	preview	 mode.
	   Drawing a box or just a left	click with the mouse and zoom-out cur-
	   sor causes the display to zoom  out	so  that  the  area  displayed
	   shrinks to fill the area defined by the box.

       A      Zoom to page
	   Zoom	to display the entire page

       A      Map frame
	   Click  and  drag to place map frame.	If map frame is	already	drawn,
	   open	a dialog to set	its properties.

       A      Raster map
	   Shows a dialog to add or change the raster map.

       A      Vector map
	   Shows a dialog to add or change current vector maps and their prop-
	   erties:

       Data selection
	   Select data to draw:

       Feature type
	   Select  which  data	type to	draw. In case of point data, points or
	   centroids can be drawn, in case of line data, lines or boundaries.

       Layer selection
	   Select layer	and limit data by a SQL	query or  chose	 only  certain
	   categories.

       Mask
	   Whether to use mask or not.

       Colors
	   Color settings:

       Outline
	   Select outline color	and width in points. In	case of	lines, outline
	   means highlighting.

       Fill
	   Select fill color, one color	for all	vector elements	or color  from
	   rgb column.

       Size and	style
	   Sets	size, style, symbols, pattern; depends on data type:

       Symbology
	   Available  for point	data. Choose symbol or EPS file	to draw	points
	   with.

       Line style
	   Available for line data. Select line	style (solid, dashed, ...) and
	   the look of the ends	of the line (butt, round, ...)

       Pattern
	   Available  for  areas. Choose pattern file and set the width	of the
	   pattern.

       Size
	   Available for point data. Choose size (number of times larger  than
	   the	size in	the icon file) as a single value or take the size from
	   a map table column.

       Rotation
	   Available for point data. Rotate symbols counterclockwise with  the
	   given value or with the value from a	map table column

       Width
	   Available for line data. Set	line width in points or	take the value
	   from	a map table column.

       A      Add overlays
	   Add overlays: vector	labels,	grid (not yet implemented)

       A	  Add labels
	   Add vector labels created beforehand	by v.label module.

       A      Add map elements
	   Add map elements: legend, scalebar, map info, text

       A	  Add legend
	   Add raster or vector	legend or edit their properties.

       A	  Add map info
	   Add information about region, grid and scale	or edit	map info prop-
	   erties.

       A	  Add scalebar
	   Add scalebar	or edit	its properties.

       A	  Add text
	   Add text label.

       A      Remove selected element
	   Select an object and	remove it. Pressing Delete key does the	same.

       A      Show preview
	   Generates output and	switches to Preview mode to see	the result. Be
	   patient, it can take	a while.

       A      Generate hardcopy	map output in PS
	   Generates hardcopy map output in PostScript/EPS file.

       A      Generate hardcopy	map output in PDF
	   Generates hardcopy map output in PDF	using ps2pdf.

SEE ALSO
	wxGUI
       wxGUI components

       See also	wiki page.

AUTHOR
       Anna Kratochvilova, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech	Repub-
       lic (bachelor's final project 2011, mentor: Martin Landa)

SOURCE CODE
       Available at: wxGUI Cartographic	Composer source	code (history)

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