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ircmarkers - place markers on maps at given coordinates


ircmarkers [-q] [-o command] [-y south/north -x west/east] config [inputmap outputmap]


IrcMarkers takes a map in .png or .jpg format and a list of coordinates and labels in
xplanet format and places markers on the map. It was written to generate user maps of IRC

GnuPG/PGP key ids can be associated with each marker, to create "maps of trust".

IrcMarkers reads its configuration and the list of markers from a config file. The most
important options (map to read/write, map dimensions) can be specified on the command
line. Settings on the command line override settings in the config file.


Config file to read markers and options from. This parameter is mandatory.

Read input map from inputmap. Supported formats are .gif, .jpg/jpeg, .png, .xbm, .xpm,
and the libgd-Formats .gd/gd1 and .gd2.

Write output map to outputmap. Supported formats are .gif, .jpg/jpeg, .png, .gd/gd1,
.gd2, and .wbmp.

-q Be quiet. Per default, IrcMarkers prints which labels and links are placed on the map.

-y south/north
-x west/east
Declare input map dimensions. Unless specified otherwise in the config file, the map
is assumed to be in equirectangular projection. -y specifies the lower/upper latitude
coordinates, -x the left/right edge longitude. Per default, the map is assumed to be a
world map (-y -90/90 -x -180/180).

-o command
Evaluate a configuration command. It will be executed before any commands in the
config file (i.e. it will not override commands there).


The following directives can be used in the config file:

Marker and Label Definitions
lat lon "marker"
lat lon "marker" options
aa11aa "marker" options
"marker" options
Place marker with label marker on map at given coordinates. Use negative values for
south/east, positive for north/west. This (decimal) format is compatible with the
xplanet syntax.

49.2532 7.0425 "Myon"

Alternative formats recognized are:

N51X11.123 E006X25.846
N 51 11.123 E 006 25.846
N 51X 11' 7.38" E 006X 25' 50.76"

The noise characters X'" are optional.

Also recognized are Maidenhead (QTH) locators.

JN39PF "Myon"

label y x "text"
label y x "text" options
Place a label at position y/x (in pixels). Useful for headlines etc. Using negative
values will count from the bottom/right border in X11's -geometry style.

Marker and Label Options
The following options can be specified per marker or globally (except gpg). Global
options set defaults for all following marker definitions.

gpg keyid
Associate GnuPG/PGP keyid with the marker. If two keys have signed each other, and
both markers are visible on the map, a link will be drawn between the markers.
Multiple keyids can be given. Example:

"Myon" gpg B46B923B6D8ABE71 gpg C5AF774A58510B5A

Note: This is the long, 16 character keyid. To retrieve it, use "gpg --list-key

label_color R G B
label_border R G B|none
Color of the labels placed on the map. Default is label_color 255 255 0, label_border
0 0 0. The border can be removed by specifying the "none" color.

font fontfile
Full pathname to the .ttf font used for the labels. Default is font

fontsize|ptsize size
Size in points of the labels. Default is fontsize 6.

dot_color R G B
dot_border R G B|none
Color of the dots placed on the map. Default is dot_color 255 255 255, dot_border 0 0

dot_size size
Size of the dots. Default is 2.

dot_shape dot|circle
Dots are filled (dot) or hollow (circle). Default is dot.

href link
Link target to use in an imagemap.

alias|pic|bigpic|sex string
Options for export to pisg(1), see the pisg option below.

Link Definition and Options
"marker1" <-> "marker2"
"marker1" <-> "marker2" options
Draw a link between marker1 and marker2.

link_color|sign2_color R G B|none
Color of the lines drawn between the markers. Default is link_color 255 128 0.

Global Options
read inputmap
Read input map from inputmap. Supported formats are .jpg and .png.

write outputmap
Write output map to outputmap. Supported formats are .jpg, .png, .gd1, .gd2, and

lat|south_north south/north
lon|west_east west/east
Declare input map dimensions. Default is lat -90/90, lon -180/180.

Note: It is possible to use "unusual" values like lon 0/360 if you adjust the
coordinates as well. (-20 becomes 340 etc.)

view_lat|view_south_north south/north
view_lon|view_west_east west/east
Only show part of the map in the output. Default is to show the whole map.

view_width pixels
view_height pixels
Size of output map. Default is input map, or size of part selected.

projection square|mercator|sinusoidal
center_lon center
Map projection. Default is square, which selects equirectangular projection.
center_lon is only used for sinusoidal projection. There is no default for

link_outside on|off
Whether to draw lines to markers that are not visible on the map. Default is
link_outside off.

sign1_color R G B|none
Color of the lines drawn for uni-directional GnuPG/PGP signatures. Default is
link_color none.

imagemap file
Write HTML image map to file. The map contains areas for all markers and labels with a
href option. The name of the imagemap is the basename of the output map with the
extension stripped.

overlap overlapcorrector
Full pathname to the binary that moves the labels around to reduce overlap. Default
is overlapcorrector /usr/lib/ircmarkers/overlap. Chances are that you only need to
change that parameter if you are debugging the overlap corrector.

overlap_correction on|off
Whether to use the overlap corrector or not. Default is overlap_correction on. Turn
it off if you have really many labels.

Instead of writing a map, print a config file suitable for pisg(1), most useful with
ircmarkers -o pisg file. The exported marker options are alias, pic, bigpic, sex, and
href (the latter as link).

Call gpg --recv-keys (most useful with ircmarkers -o recv-keys).

quiet on|off
Be quiet. Default is quiet off.

#include "configfile"
Read auxillary config file.

# comment
Anything else starting with a # character is a comment.


ircmarkers -x -10.4/29.4 -y 32/72 coordinates.txt europe.jpg mutt-eu.jpg

read dl.jpg
write debian.de.jpg
lat 44/56
lon 4/20
label_color 0 255 0
49.2532 7.0425 "Myon"
50.8574 6.4585 "formorer" label_color 255 255 0
N 51X 11.123 E 006X 25.846 "GC1ACE3"
#include "debian.de.txt"
#include "debian.de.keys"

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