GMT package coastlines

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Nov 24 22:25:35 UTC 2008

On 11/24/2008 01:30 PM, Lorenzo Luengo wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there any way to create packages to install the full resolution 
> coastlines for gmt? (gmt stands for "generic mapping tools", not 
> Greenwich mean time ;))
> gmt-coastline-data package description claims
> "Originally there were two more coastline packages (gmt-coast-high and -full)
>  but they were to big for our servers and pulled from the distribution."
> But i've seen some packages that when being installed, pull data from an external site using ftp or http (like java or adobe flash), and this could be done to overcome this issue and save ubuntu's server space.
> I hope someone has an idea how to fix this, because it's a pain in the 
> ass to install the mapping data manually for lots of students here.

This might be of interest:
[Ubuntu as a GIS workstation (updated for Hardy Heron)]

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