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I have a map that I have created for a client, however, it is designed for print medium.  My client now wants me to create a GeoTIFF or Geospatial PDF of this same map so that he can sell it on Avenza. I have never done this before.  I know the projection and scale, and I am sure that I can use the extents with my shapefiles. 

 

With my map creating process, I usually spend about 25% of the time in ArcMAP and 75% of the time in Illy, Photoshop, & InDesign.  I do not have MAPublisher, and I do not want to try to recreate the map in ArcMAP.

 

Anyone got any tips on how to do this?  How much time is involved with the process?

 

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Hi Kru. Although it was once called PDFMaps, the map in the app is actually a raster and can be generated directly from a GeoTIF. If the goal for now is not to create a geo AI file, then just export the original file as a hi res TIFF and geo reference it in Arc or QGIS to upload to Avenza. 


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Hi Kru

 

as David mentioned you can georeference the raster map in ArcGIS: you just need to locate some point and set the coordinates for this points.

 

If you know the projection, scale and the coordinates of the upper left corner you can also manually create a .tfw file.


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Sounds easy enough.  I'm sure I will find a way to complicate it.  Thanks for the info.

 

kru


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