MapPublisher v. Manifold
Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:56 PM
I'm going to be putting together a topo map of the Mt Hood area in the style of the National Geographic Trails Illustrated series. I have a PC with 64bit Win7 and Adobe CS4 (PS & Illustrator). many thanks
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:44 AM
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:06 AM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:40 AM
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:41 AM
I use ArcGIS at my day job and I'm very familiar with it. In fact I'm using an evaluation license at home to do my first mapping job, but obviously it's not the most cost-effective solution for cartographic applications like this. MapPublisher is not exactly inexpensive either, and having not used it before, I want to make sure I'm making a wise decision.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:38 PM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:17 AM
If you're on a budget I'd probably go with Manifold and Illustrator. If you have the extra cash you could add the Mapublisher plugin , but I wouldn't spend any money until you are certain you need to. You could also use ArcGIS alone. This past year at the ESRI user conference I was impressed by the quality of maps coming straight out of ArcGIS.
I would agree. I began with Manifold and purchased ArcGIS when my income stream allowed. I've been getting very nice quality from ArcGIS directly.
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