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PDFMap is a command line tool and Python library which helps you create of high quality maps in PDF format. Objects of any type (either shapes or images) can be placed on a map and scaled and rotated to reflect their original dimensions and orientation. You can make each object clickable in Adobe Acrobat Reader (e.g., to access a Web-enabled application from which you've extracted the data used to create the map).


Download version 2.00 (stable)
released on 27 July 2004

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GPLv2Janet Casey4 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Jerome Alet Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use PIL (Python Imaging Library
Weak prerequisite Jaxml (for running PDFMap as a CGI script;
Required to use ReportLab 1.11 or later (
Required to use Python

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 December 2007.


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