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I downloaded a shape file from Atlas.gov and want to use it for a map. It would be great if I could just export into Illustrator and be able to use it from there rather than tracing it all. I'm on a Mac OS 10.5 and am looking for some kind of free download that will simply allow me to open this file and export it, but all I come across seem to be for Mac 10.6 and higher.

If anyone has the ability to do a quick export of this from their own machine I can send you the file or direct you to where to get it.

Any help is much appreciated!

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I downloaded a shape file from Atlas.gov and want to use it for a map. It would be great if I could just export into Illustrator and be able to use it from there rather than tracing it all. I'm on a Mac OS 10.5 and am looking for some kind of free download that will simply allow me to open this file and export it, but all I come across seem to be for Mac 10.6 and higher.

If anyone has the ability to do a quick export of this from their own machine I can send you the file or direct you to where to get it.

Any help is much appreciated!


I can do it. Send the file link. What version Illustrator do you need?

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You can use MAPublisher. It's not free but there is a 14 day demo that will do it for you for free.
Try it out at www.avenza.com


I downloaded a shape file from Atlas.gov and want to use it for a map. It would be great if I could just export into Illustrator and be able to use it from there rather than tracing it all. I'm on a Mac OS 10.5 and am looking for some kind of free download that will simply allow me to open this file and export it, but all I come across seem to be for Mac 10.6 and higher.

If anyone has the ability to do a quick export of this from their own machine I can send you the file or direct you to where to get it.

Any help is much appreciated!


Ted Florence

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You can use Quantum GIS. Opensource project.

http://www.qgis.org/

Info to get into AI:

http://multimedia.jo...s/print-export/



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Thanks everyone. David was able to help me out :)

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Thanks David.
I assume that you used MAPublisher to do it. ;)
Happy new year
Ted

Thanks everyone. David was able to help me out :)


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Thanks David.
I assume that you used MAPublisher to do it. ;)
Happy new year
Ted

Thanks everyone. David was able to help me out :)


Is there anything else? ;)

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I see that IndieMapper is now free resource. You could use this to open shapefiles, kml, or gpx files in your browser and export them as .svg vector files (which can be opened up in Illustrator).




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