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Hi everybody,

I'm trying to create a map. A really simple one. Basically, I just need to associate everycountry on the planet with a color.

Usa is blue,Canada is yellow, Mexico is blue, Guatemala is red, etc...

And I need to export that as a jpg or png file, in a big resolution.

Do you know any free tool that can do that really easily?

Also, I'm on a netbook, so I probably wont be able to use something like photoshop.

Thanks !

Julien

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You can look at the stock photo websites, to see if you can find something that fits your needs.
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Perhaps Indiemapper could meet your needs?

http://indiemapper.com/
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My friend Evan Miller, a grad student here in Chicago, has created Magic Maps, an easy-to-use tool that I think would do exactly what you want very quickly from a spreadsheet:

http://download.cnet...4-75449403.html
http://itunes.apple....aps/id426030785

You can also search the web for outline maps, which you can color in such programs as Illustrator or Photoshop.
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Thanks for your replies!
I didnt really understand the thing about stock photos, as theses are maps that I want to create, not that are already made?

I tried indiemapper but it seems that my netbook is too slow for it unfortunatly :(

Magic maped really looked perfect, but it's a mac only soft and I have a pc... :/ (plus, it's not a free software)

However, I did find another online tool that seems to suit my needs : geocommons.com

I'm still struggling with it though. Maybe someone can help me here.

When I upload my CVS file with the list of countries, I tells me that there are about 14 mistakes in the files. It doesnt undersand a few country names. Among them "Belarus", "United States".

There was one wich was "Macedonia [SOMETHING THAT I FORGOT]" and I changed it to "Macedonia" and now it recognises it. But I cant seem to make it work for the other ones.

Is there an official list or something for this?

Thanks !




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