From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 27 2007 - 17:09:24 CDT
Eric Muller wrote:
> I just noticed two products from Global Mapping International: the
> Seamless Digital Chart of the World Base Map
> (<http://www.gmi.org/wlms/dcw.htm>), and the World Language Mapping
> System (<http://www.gmi.org/wlms/index.htm>). If I understand correctly,
> the later is essentially a GIS form of the Ethnologue data, and is used
> to produce the maps in the printed edition of The Ethnologue. I am
> impressed by the ability to create maps such as those at
Over ten years ago the Linguasphere project produced some very nice linguistic
maps which were supposed to be published as an atlas of the world's languages. I
saw the original maps but don't know if the atlas was ever published - it would
have been pretty expensive to do so.
Someone must have the original files - and it would be a whole lot cheaper to
publish these in digital format than as a printed atlas.
Linguasphere also had a language classification and code scheme which many
people preferred to that used in the SIL Ethnologue
> I am wondering if anybody has experience with those products, and what
> kind of setup you use.
> The kind of application I am interested in is to take data like "Numbers
>> from 1 to 10 in Over 5000 Languages"
> <http://www.zompist.com/numbers.shtml> or CLDR data and put them on
> maps. I am interested by both static maps and interactive maps (most
> likely using Flash technology).
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