Ticket #7652 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

convert world factbook maps content from PDF to SVG

Reported by: skierpage Owned by: sj
Priority: low Milestone: Opportunity
Component: library Version: not specified
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Action Needed: never set Verified: no
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There are lots of glitches in the experience of going from Browse to Read in order to view PDFs, including: each time you browse another copy is added to the journal (bug #6729); and crashes if you zoom in too much (bug #7090).

I think these issues merit avoiding use of PDF for the maps in OLPC Library > images > world maps (in /usr/share/activities/worldfactbook-maps/). SVG might be a workable alternative. The originals at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/refmaps.html don't seem to be available as SVG but there are PDF to SVG converters, and other maps in SVG format.


africa_EDITED.svg (2.0 MB) - added by skierpage 6 years ago.
hacky SVG conversion of one map

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by skierpage

hacky SVG conversion of one map

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