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About Maperitive Maperitive is a FREE desktop application for drawing maps based on OpenStreetMap and GPS data. You can define what gets on the map and how it is painted. You can also export these maps into bitmaps and SVG files and print them. Read the Two-Minutes Introduction to Maperitive. Donations

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From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer Leer versión en español Lire en Français I was invited to the National Library of Colombia’s 2nd Digital Book Week as a speaker and to give a workshop on digital mapping tools. I thought it would be useful to share that workshop since it encompasses a lot of different processes and tools that make digital cartography today very accessible. BIGMAP Bigmap is tool to let you create big maps. See it running here: Usage is also fully documented on that page. You may want to use the newer version of that service, BigMap 2. The javascript/DHTML interface interface doesn't actually perform tile stitching as you adjust the map, it is simply displaying tile images side-by-side dynamically, however the interface provides a download link for a custom generated little perl script If you download and run this script it will download the tiles and perform stitching to yield a large image. This is one of several approaches to creating Static map images.

[site de carto] explication de prettymaps prettymaps is an experimental map from Stamen Design. It is an interactive map composed of multiple freely available, community-generated data sources: All the Flickr shapefiles rendered as a semi-transparent white ground on top of which all the other layers are displayed. Urban areas from Natural Earth both as a standalone layer and combined with Flickr shapefiles for cities and neighbourhoods.

Convert an InDesign file to a Word doc At some point, we’ve all gotten a request from a client to provide a design in a format they can edit or open in Microsoft Office. Even though your first inclination may be to simply say “no,” as your past frustrations with Word or PowerPoint run through your mind causing an uncontrollable twitch, you might want to acknowledge a legitimate need and give it a try. While we designers have plenty of good reasons to dislike Word as a design solution, clients often need to have a marketing piece in a format they can quickly and easily update. I had this exact situation occur this week. A sales sheet we had delivered as a PDF needed to be converted into something that could be opened in Word so the staff could change the specifics depending on the account.

3D Paper Model of Mt. Fuji I employed different terrain modeling technique than in previous models to highlight elevation levels. The mountain below is Mt. Fuji: Each horizontal paper layer equals to 200 meters of altitude. There are 13 horizontal paper layers, so that the topmost layer altitude is 3600m above sea level and the lowest one is 1200m above sea level. Can I legally share this map? Copyrights of maps. A map is worth a thousand words, every map lover knows that. Many of us share maps on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and blogs like Geoaweosmeness write about them. But are we allowed to do that? Maps should be treaded like any other intellectual property or a piece of art. As a general rule, you can’t publish a map or an image which is not owned by you without the permission of the author or the owner, unless the image is covered by something like a Creative Commons license used by OpenStreetMap. In fact the law gives the copyright owner the right to decide where their work is published. For over a decade, Stamen has been exploring cartography with our clients and in research. These maps are presented here for your enjoyment and use wherever you display OpenStreetMap data. Toner [site] Cartographie esthétique prettymaps The short version is simply that there's a huge amount of data being sent across the network and then processed and finally rendered by your computer. We've looked at the logs for the machine hosting prettymaps and it seems happy enough serving all the requests that people are sending it. The other reason is that the data hasn't been compressed or optimized as much it could be.

USA Geography - Map Game - Geography Online Games "I stumbled upon your fun interactive geography games from a link on the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Website. Since then, your games have become quite a hit with my competitive colleagues!" --Candice Gomes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library