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"You could try [url="http://"http://www.sodipodi.com/index.php3?section=clipart/flags"]Sodipodi[/url]
They appear to have at least some common sizing. The newer collection is at [url="http://"http://www.openclipart.org/cgi-bin/navigate/signs_and_symbols/flags"]Open clip art[/url]

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Bryan,

Thanks,
that first link looks pretty useful. Basic flags and it seems they're
all sized appropriately. Some of the flags in the Wikipedia Commons
come from Open Clip Art actually, but not all and the difference in
sizes is a major source of headache (trying to fit them all onto a map
is another one by the way)
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"I wonder if there any restrictions on using the flags from the CIA factbook.

I
remember seeing a Google Earth KML that someone had created from
scraping the CIA Factbook website. No word if he is still alive however
:blink:

They have a whole [url="http://"http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/docs/flagsoftheworld.html"]page filled with flags.[/url]

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"I haven't looked in a while, but I know this place has a bunch of flags in vector format (EPS I think).

[url="http://"http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/search/"]http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/search/[/url]

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Matt,

The
CIA flags are all .gif, I'd like to have them in a vector format. Aside
from that, the CIA is one organisation I'd rather not have to explain
myself to... :rolleyes:
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The CIA flags are all .gif, I'd like to have them in a vector format.


Ahhh, therein lies the beauty of CS2 and Livetrace. The spooks will never know after you convert it to eps.

I
actually just looked up their copyright info and the Factbook is in the
public domain. Their official seal is not however (per the CIA act of
1949 - 50 U.S.C. section 403m).

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Ahhh, therein lies the beauty of CS2 and Livetrace. The spooks will never know after you convert it to eps.


Yes,
but given that there's about... oh... 180 countries? Each with their
own flag of course... I'd go with the SVG files (available through the
other links posted here) :P "
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Yes, but given that there's about... oh... 180 countries

I
was thinking that it might be a good excuse to try Automator, or some
other scripting engine to pull down the gifs and send them through an
Illustrator action for their vectorization.

However these lofty thoughts are not nearly as practical as using Sodipodi's SVG's. "

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