#72 Shapefile support via shapelib

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2010-09-10
2010-09-10
Sylwester Arabas
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The shapefile support (http://idlastro.gsfc.nasa.gov/idl_html_help/Overview_of_ESRI_Shapefiles.html) could be implemented with the shapelib library (http://shapelib.maptools.org/).

The GSHHS datasets are also available as shapefiles (ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pwessel/gshhs/GSHHS_shp_2.1.0.zip) so it could serve also as an alternative to the current implementation of MAP_CONTINENTS.

(suggested by Takeshi Enomoto)

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