An acronym for Geographic information system
A GSoC2009 project is underway to improve Tcl's support for reading raster and vector geospatial data formats, as well as rendering them in a Tk canvas widget. Project's detailed description and status updates can be found at: The tcl-map GSoC2009 project. The source code is hosted at: code.google.com
CL has lots of toy maps (of US states, Norway, the Volga River, ...) written as Tcl programs, with "live" canvases, ... He's trying to figure out how to package them so others can see them. A hint of what's possible appears in "Open Cartography" [L1 ].
Zarutian is thinking about scanning and vectorizing several free maps of Iceland's Captialzone (?? Capital city/zone ??).