What software should I use for drawing maps?
Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:08 AM
Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:42 AM
I need to convert several hand-drawn line drawings (maps) into digital images. To do this, my plan is to get good scans of the hand-drawn maps, set the scan as a locked layer, and then "trace" it using the drawing tools on the software. This will give me a new, clean, digital image to use for publication. I just need to be able to layer images, draw shapes, straight lines, and freehand lines, rotate parts of the image, and adjust line widths.
What you are describing is what most here would call "digitizing" and is how a lot of maps or map layers are created. I use Illustrator, some of the others use Freehand. Not much too it really.
GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist, Stanford Geospatial Center.
Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:51 PM
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:46 AM
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