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Hi,
I work in Television Graphics and usually create maps using Mountain High Maps software. However, I have a project where I need to create a Peter's Projection of the world - this is not on Mountain High Maps and I can't seem to find any software anywhere on-line. I usually use Adobe Photoshop paths or Adobe Illustrator paths. Does anybody know of any software which will allow me to do this?

Thank you for your help
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I work in Television Graphics and usually create maps using Mountain High Maps software. However, I have a project where I need to create a Peter's Projection of the world - this is not on Mountain High Maps and I can't seem to find any software anywhere on-line. I usually use Adobe Photoshop paths or Adobe Illustrator paths. Does anybody know of any software which will allow me to do this?


Check whether you can do a Gall-Peters projection (the same, but with a more 'neutral' name) or a Cylindrical Equal Area projection with standard parallels +45 and -45 degrees

Manifold (http://www.manifold.com) can do the latter, and export to Adobe Illustrator.

Alternatively, we have a number of freelance cartographers here who would be able to provide you with a Illustrator file in the Peters projection. Feel free to ask any of the companies listed in the resources section.

Hope this helps.
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I work in Television Graphics and usually create maps using Mountain High Maps software. However, I have a project where I need to create a Peter's Projection of the world - this is not on Mountain High Maps and I can't seem to find any software anywhere on-line. I usually use Adobe Photoshop paths or Adobe Illustrator paths. Does anybody know of any software which will allow me to do this?


Check whether you can do a Gall-Peters projection (the same, but with a more 'neutral' name) or a Cylindrical Equal Area projection with standard parallels +45 and -45 degrees

Manifold (http://www.manifold.com) can do the latter, and export to Adobe Illustrator.

Alternatively, we have a number of freelance cartographers here who would be able to provide you with a Illustrator file in the Peters projection. Feel free to ask any of the companies listed in the resources section.

Hope this helps.


Thank you Hans, that's great. I think I shall get in touch with one of your freelancers.

Cheers, Lizzy

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I was about to say FlexProjector, but it doesn't support it.

There might also be clipart around, I did a quick search through iStockPhoto, but they didn't have anything.
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Will this help?

http://upload.wikime...Gall-peters.jpg
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Even MaPublisher doesn't have it. Surprising. The Avenza Knowledgebase says it's there under "Gall Stereographic", but I find nothing by that name in the MaPublisher 7 projections collection, and reprojecting from Plate-Caree to "Stereographic" gets me an error...

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Even MaPublisher doesn't have it. Surprising. The Avenza Knowledgebase says it's there under "Gall Stereographic", but I find nothing by that name in the MaPublisher 7 projections collection, and reprojecting from Plate-Caree to "Stereographic" gets me an error...


There have been some changes to the MAPublisher coordsys/projection handling in version 7, looks like the knowledge base is outdated.
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Thank you all so much for your feedback and information on the Peters Projection map software. I have been pointed towards the website Map Resources who have an illustrator eps file of the projection http://www.mapresources.com/preview

Thanks again for everyones help on this matter.

All the best, Lizzy




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