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Hi - remember me? I came here a while ago wanting information about moving maps from ArcMap to Adobe Illustrator?
Anyway - I've been a few months at this job now, and have some maps that I would love to get some input on, but they are HUGE!
Can any of you recommend a place I can post these things to, so you can see them and tell me how I'm doing?

Thanks,
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If you have access to Adobe Acrobat you can run the PDF file through its PDF optimizer to make PDF files that are of a reasonable size. I have used this process for the watershed posters at:

http://maps.lcra.org.....rshed Posters

Each of the posters are 48" x 36". Most of them compress to well under 20 megs. I set the raster settings in the optimizer to 150 dpi. I figure this is a good compromise for fast on screen viewing and adequate printing.

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Cool - I'll try it! Thanks!

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Hmmm - that is better, but the max size here is 2mb, I got my latest map down to 2.76mb.

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If you've got multiple images in ArcGIS with transparency, I would recommend flattening them. We have instructions on Mapping Center:

http://mappingcenter...;effect=Flatten
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No - these are all in Illustrator.
(Although they did start out in ArcMap.)

If you've got multiple images in ArcGIS with transparency, I would recommend flattening them. We have instructions on Mapping Center:

http://mappingcenter...;effect=Flatten



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To get a quick and dirty bitmap snapshot of a screen - use the print screen button (prtsc) on your keyboard to get a screen dump, that you can crop in an image editing program/viewer - that would be fully usable for uploading to CartoTalk.

Otherwise - how about save for web from Illy?
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I did that on another topic - "Highway Help" - because I couldn't think of another way to show the way my highways were symbolized in preview mode.

I think I solved the issue though - as it turns out, I was using the wrong setting when I was making my jpeg, so it was WAY huger than it needed to be! I have some examples over in the Map Gallery, if you want to see.

Thank you!

To get a quick and dirty bitmap snapshot of a screen - use the print screen button (prtsc) on your keyboard to get a screen dump, that you can crop in an image editing program/viewer - that would be fully usable for uploading to CartoTalk.

Otherwise - how about save for web from Illy?






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