Xrmap is a program running under X that can interactively display portions of the Earth, using the huge CIA world vector map. It is based on an earlier console utility 'rmap'. It features political boundaries, major and minor rivers, glaciers, lakes, canals, etc. The map remains accurate under a very large zoom factor, which can possibly exceed 100. Spherical, rectangular, Mercator and Miller projections are implemented, and all features can be interactively set from the GUI.
Release Notes: Xrmap now directly reads the vector formats EPS and SVG or the bitmap formats PNG, GIF, and JPEG. The GUI has been partially reworked and should be easier to navigate. The collection of SVG flags is quite complete (about 50 more entries than in the openclipart collection, including high quality vector format flags of US states).
Release Notes: This release integrates earthview, an interactive program that can display the earth topography and population density. The collection of flags has been replaced by the SVG flags from the openclipart collection. In total, this release can exploit several gigabytes of data (800 megabytes of optional compressed data to download, of which 20 are required).
Release Notes: This version includes some small fixes, a work-around for an annoying bug in recent versions of libXpm, and a correction in the Postscript macros.
Release Notes: Xrmap now features a file browser widget which is tightly integrated into the GUI, making file and theme selection easier. Several minor other enhancements have been made, including bug corrections.
Release Notes: This release introduces the ability to edit and manipulate the vector map data. The original pre-1990 CIA World Data Bank has been updated to include the new international border lines appeared since then (former USSR, former Yugoslavia, Czech Republic, Slovakia).