Some questions about SVG


As a student of physical Geography presently I acquire my M. Sc. work
about web mapping and the visualization of two-dimensional geodata. I
do that in collaboration with Dr. Frank Lochter, project manager at the
data center of the GFZ in Potsdam, a german research centre.

The data center supports the GFZ's geoscientists by services like
www-based catalog service systems and web mapping to enable the access
and global exchange of spatial information.

In this connection the data center is very interested in using SVG. It's
especially my job to try out what functions and possibilities SVG

And now I've got the following problem: To visualize several german
administrative districts in svg-format, we've extracted the accordant
coordinates from an ArcView shape-file and embedded them into a
svg-file. But now in the
SVG-Viewer from IBM that we use the most time the districts appear
mirrored. My question is on the one hand if there's a possibility to
mirror an object, and of the other side if it's possible to visualize
data in different projections (UTM, Gauß-Krüger etc.).

We really support the idea of SVG and I'd be glad to get an answer from
you soon.


Petra Kalmes

Petra Kalmes
Data Center
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Telegrafenberg A3
14473 Potsdam
fon. +49-331-288-1694

Received on Monday, 24 January 2000 10:21:50 UTC