[Freegis-list] Newbie Question

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Fri Feb 17 16:55:23 CET 2006

On Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 01:19:55PM +0100, Nico de Haen wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder if it is possible to get the altitude of a certain geographic 
> point (for which I have the Latitude and Longitude) via a web service 
> or another API from some Server in the internet.
> I'm programming in PHP and would appreciate if someone could provide 
> an example.
> Thanks for Help,

GRASS comes with a prototype SWIG API
which I would like to see extended. This could become
the backbone to such a query which is simply the 'r.what'
command in GRASS. Wrapping 'r.what' in SWIG, a SWIG-PHP
interface could do what you need.


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