Cartographic Design Software
Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:26 PM
Maps often pass through a number of applications before they are finished. I would like to know which application people use most often to do the bulk of their map DESIGN work.
Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:02 AM
Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:08 AM
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:37 AM
Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:28 PM
My command only has a license for ArcGIS. No Illustrator or Freehand license for me here. And they do not want to add one here, for fear that it would make it harder to hire in for this position, including Illustator/Freehand as another skill needed for the position.
The challenge for me, cartographically, has been to bring those cartographic sensibilities to ArcGIS. It can be done. You just have to give it a chance.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:57 PM
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:22 AM
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:17 PM
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:06 AM
I Checked with ADC, who owns Canvas now, being that the software combines GIS and the illustration capabilities of Adobe Illustrator and it sounded perfect for cartography. The one huge element missing in the program is that it does not have the capability to generate a street (for that matter, any other item on the map) index. The combination of MapPublisher and Adobe Illustrator can but it is quite pricey once it is all set up.
Just curious why Canvas GIS doesn't get a mention here? I know it fits in Other app, but its more GIS oriented than just AI or Corel?
Posted 27 October 2007 - 03:05 PM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 04:07 PM
I had the opportunity recently to acquire Adobe CS3 bundled with Illustrator and Photoshop for a good price.
Where? I'm looking for both packages, if I can get both of them in a bundle I'm all there.
Good point but then I haven't heard anything on a GIS called Map Professional or Gratis. I have done the same with MaPublisher, rate now it's a very expensive package for a starting cartographer, overtime though I hope to incorporate both Publisher & Imager through the $1500 bundle package. BTW if I'm reading Avenza correctly is the license really $2200?
So, now I am learning to use AI and PS. I have read everything on this forum and Avzenza's website regarding MAPublisher. I have not found anything on CartoTalk about Geographic Imager.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:57 PM
Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:12 AM
I agree it falls behind MAPublisher but for the price it does a lot. I'd suggest its a very good option for those that are on a rather tight budget.
Automation features can be a real time saver and Canvas is let down somewhat here.
Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:26 AM
Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:37 AM
The reason I ask is because learning doesn't come easy to someone unaccustomed to the program, as the commands can be elusive, buried in menus and sub-menus, coloring and queries are overly complicated - the list goes on. I'm looking for a silver lining here, something to act as a cushion while I bang my head against the wall that is AutoCad Map 3D!
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