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It’s been a great year for Ortelius map design software for Mac OS X. To celebrate our first anniversary, we come bearing gifts. Mapdiva is pleased to bring you this new collection of Hills & Mountains free map symbols. More…

INDIANAPOLIS, IN Cartography software provider Mapdiva today announced the availability of 10 groups of hill and mountain symbols for graphic designers and mapmakers of all experience to easily create maps for websites, magazines, books, and brochures. The Hills & Mountains Collection was created by Mapdiva’s design team to allow users to illustrate pictorial-styled landscapes and terrain and choose from a wide variety of map styles for a professional and attractive look.

Symbols can also easily be customized thanks to Ortelius’ Style Inspector and integrated Apple® Mac OS® color picker. Featuring 10 awesome groups of hill and mountain map symbols – 126 in all – the Hills & Mountains Collection includes an astonishing array of editable vector map symbols modeled after great classic cartographers such as Erwin Raisz and Abraham Ortelius, and distinguished calligrapher Heather Child. No matter what look you’re after, this collection is sure to deliver and inspire – including gentle hills & mountains, high and steep, hummocks & sugar-loafs, Ortelius-style hills & mountains, rolling hills & downs, rough hills, volcanoes, western and arid, and wispy mountains. The Hills & Mountains Collection is easily imported into Ortelius’ new professional-level Library Manager.
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To view the Hills & Mountains map symbol collection and get started creating your own personalized maps, please visit: http://www.mapdiva.c...bol_collections.

About Ortelius – Mac OS Cartography Software

Ortelius is a vector map illustration and editing application which focuses on cartography and graphics for publication and presentation. It is used by graphic designers, authors, researchers, and educators around the world for creating scaled drawings, plans, and custom maps. Ortelius is made exclusively for Mac OS X (available for $99 USD). A free trial is available from the Mapdiva website.

About Mapdiva, LLC

Mapdiva makes mapping easier. Founded in 2008, Mapdiva, LLC offers creative software for Mac OS. Mapdiva, LLC has offices in Indianapolis, IN USA and Armidale, NSW Australia. Ortelius is a Registered Trademark of Mapdiva, LLC.

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Your software is looking good, but you would have much more success if it was available for Windows. As it is, it is unfortunately not very interesting to me.
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May I ask what the license for these symbols are?
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Your software is looking good, but you would have much more success if it was available for Windows. As it is, it is unfortunately not very interesting to me.

I'm with Michael on this one. Looks great but I can't use it right now.

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May I ask what the license for these symbols are?


Hi Frax,

We've got a "free really means free" philosophy and will be as straight forward as possible with our free collections. The Ortelius Hills & Mountains Collection is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Attribution is requested when sharing with others, however is not required within the content area of a map in which the symbols are used.

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We understand Ortelius won't be of much use for Windows users at present – Ortelius has grown out of a relative dearth of cartography software for the Mac OS platform and to meet the needs of the great many Mac users desiring such an application (including ourselves ;) ). Thanks taking time to look and comment.

- Jill
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Thanks Dr. Jill,

These hill symbols are great! I find it exciting to see a library of hill-forms (carto-geek for sure) and it makes me want to create a pictorial map.

Would you mind if I found a way to use this library in Illustrator?

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Your software is looking good, but you would have much more success if it was available for Windows. As it is, it is unfortunately not very interesting to me.

I'm with Michael on this one. Looks great but I can't use it right now.


Ha! Now you PC guys know how it feels! :D

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Thanks Dr. Jill,

These hill symbols are great! I find it exciting to see a library of hill-forms (carto-geek for sure) and it makes me want to create a pictorial map.

Would you mind if I found a way to use this library in Illustrator?


Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the compliment, we're very glad you like them! We are constantly pushing Ortelius' style components to see what types of symbols and styles we can create. The carto-geek in me loves making them too. Of course (if you are a Mac user ;) ) we'd love for you to use Ortelius. As mentioned, under the terms of our license you can do with them as you please so long as we have attribution. Whether you're using Ortelius or not we'd love to see what you do with them.

Cheers.
Jill Saligoe-Simmel
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Perhaps, instead of selling your software, you should sell symbol sets? :P
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Perhaps, instead of selling your software, you should sell symbol sets? :P


Perhaps we'll find that Windows market yet B) , though I think our users would be quite disappointed to have symbols without the advantages Ortelius has to offer.
Jill Saligoe-Simmel
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This part of the Terms of Use is my favorite:

please don’t clutter your maps in order to provide attribution!


well said!

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