[PD] maps, shapes, vector graphics and kml files

Patrice Colet pat at mamalala.org
Mon Oct 8 10:05:31 CEST 2007

marius schebella a écrit :
> hi,
> I am trying to get a good world map in Pd where I have separated 
> countries. My initial idea was to be able to switch between a flat and a 
> spherical view... that was probably too ambitious.
> First I wanted to work with the shapes of the countries, leaving the 
> rest of the map black (for alpha blending), but that gave me some 
> limitations when zooming in. Now I am reading into svg formats and how 
> google earth handles location data and country borders (with kml files) 
> and I wonder how I can display any vector graphics format in pd. at the 
> moment I am converting from adobe illustrator to blender to wavefront 
> obj. Is there an easier way to do that? I read that there are opengl 
> libraries like cairo that can handle svg and draw them in opengl.
> otoh, with wavefront objects I have the problem that the countries are 
> all flat and not bent to the sphere, so I wonder if that is solvable at 
> all? I would rather stay with a flat map if I get moveable and resizable 
> country shapes...
> thnx for hints!
> marius.

Hi, I don't think I can help you so much in here, but using svg files in 
pd is a good idea I'd like to exploit since I've seen how powerfull is 
vector graphic files.
  Wouldn't it be possible to parse directly with the textfile object the 
svg file and draw it's content?

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