Start at ftp://sepftp.stanford.edu/pub/World_Map/ which is a copy of the CIA
world data. http://hjem.get2net.dk/bnielsen/ciaworld.html gives some info
for conversion of the cbd format to lat/long.
Projections (a science unto itself) is best left to the interested reader.
It ain't as simpla as it seems (unless you're going for Mercator - but
Mercator isn't one of the better projections unless you're a sailor ...)
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Subject: Re: [PHP] PHP map?
> on 7/7/01 3:36 PM, Chris Lambert - WhiteCrown Networks at
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> > You'd pretty much have to do that pixel by pixel. What exactly do you
> > the final application to do...often times there are alternative
> > derived at by others knowing what you wish to accomplish.
> Well I was hoping there'd be something that was a bunch of vectors. If you
> got to my site you'll se what I'm up to It's basically a
> *** very rough
> I'm making a site that will allow users to upload a map and add 'events'
> it. The events can include photographs and comments, possibly even sound
> clips and such.
> You can choose to share your map and to link it to similar maps. You can
> make user groups and share all of your events. You can view events from
> area as a time line. Or look at events from any time period as a map. You
> can chain events and make a map that shows how the event chain moved
> space (or didn't.)
> It's "postmodern" because <i>anyone</i> can contribute and because events
> can countian conflicting accounts and information. (Just like real
> I'm going to using it for my online diary because I want to see where I
> when I was thinking or seeing something (personal obssesion... sorry) But
> has lots of other uses...
> So I wanted to see if there was a vector map I could use as the "main" map
> that all the other maps will be linked to.
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