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Questions about maps; two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional space. Usually applied to represent geographic features.

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Importing an image in PDF format generated by R into Adobe Illustrator results in changes to the image's colors

I created a map using R and wanted to edit it in Adobe Illustrator. However, I found that some countries' colors were missing when I imported the generated PDF file into Illustrator. The first image ...
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Scaling up using ISO page sizes

I have an A3 document with a map that is at a 1:1000 scale (its the only one I have). How would I scale it down to 1:500 to print on an A1?, because that is the outcome I want an 1:500 scale of the ...
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What is a good professional approach to draw beautiful rivers on a map?

I draw a map in Inkscape. Rivers on a professional map should begin with a thin long tip, then it changes line width little by little and in the lower reaches of a river may even become a polygonal ...
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How to add textures to a black and white map in Photoshop?

in general, I have a height map, I need to apply a texture on it so that the texture weakens on black and intensifies on white, how?
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Setting up a controlled time lapse for Maps of different years

I have a number of maps of the same area from different years and would like to set up a file that allows me to transition between them, but I'd like to be able to control the transition manually in ...
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Inkscape: Text hidden behind polygon on lower layer

I am working with labels on a choropleth map, all imported from a PDF in QGIS. Because of issues related to the text when importing the file, I need to replace the label on each polygon. For some ...
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Recolor shapes from an image

At scale, how can I recolor shapes based on the image they're covering? For example, if you had a picture of a map, and you wanted to recolor a bunch of stars laid over top of it. If you only had a ...
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Why do overhead maps for town not have front-looking icons for points of interest, like how overhead maps for landscape does?

There are overhead generators for town maps, however the elements of interest (church, castle, etc) don't have an appealing looking. However in the case of overhead maps for landscapes, it seems that ...
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How to merge vectors in Illustrator into 1 compound path only displayed with an outline/stroke?

I have an overlay I want to drape on top of another map of SC for a project. The screenshot below is supposed to be an overlay, and the vectors came from ArcGIS Pro. If you are unfamiliar with GIS ...
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Best way to paint on a texture map?

Let's say I've got a UV map with defined edges of the certain elements of an object and white lines inside those edges. What is the best way to paint upon that? It seems a little bit unnatural (as I'm ...
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Mapping 3D RGB color-space to 1D Visible light wavelength

I wonder how to make a 1-to-1 mapping between the 3D RGB color-space and 1D visible light wavelength (nanometers)? I have shown their images below: I mean if I want to know what is the RGB color that ...
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Software to help me create an approximate route (just sites and arrows) on a map?

I'm in the middle of writing a thesis on the most authentic Exodus route (following the clues given in the bible). I would like to demonstrate on a map the sites and locations where the Israelites ...
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Inkscape - How to fill a shape with this specific pattern?

I want to copy the style of this technical map of a racetrack with Inkscape, but I don't know how to fill a shape with: the bigger and uniform blue dots and the smaller and more diverse blue/green ...
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Transparency appears white on Illustrator CS6

I'm digitalizing a map I drew and scanned, and overall everything is working, more or less, fine. I wanted to make the names of places stand out and found THIS tutorial on how to do a knockout border ...
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Cut out a city in a map based on (a path) administrative boundries

I want to cut out this city, from a map, based on the yellow dotted line (administratieve boundries). So what is within the yellow line I want to remain and what is out off the line I want to delete. ...
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What order should floor plan views go on a tower illustration?

I have a tower illustration which has circular floors, of differing sizes. I have small, but detailed plan views of each floor, and I want to arrange them around the tower to serve as an over all map. ...
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Replicating a fantasy map coastline pattern along a path

In fantasy maps coastlines are sometimes portrayed using a combination of two parallel lines and wave shapes on the seaside. I wish to replicate this behaviour for a custom coastline (a path) in ...
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Can you in some way design a "sketch" illustration theme for Google Maps?

Is there any way to make Google Maps like this? This is promising, but not for Google Maps. This doesn't look promising :)
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SVG Problem - how to minimize the number of segments in an SVG, such that it is easily tweenable in d3.js (Arcmap -> Illustrator -> d3.js)

I am creating a tweening web map that switches between different configurations of borders within a map. I'm using d3.JS to do this - here's an example of where I'm going http://jsfiddle.net/cormundo/...
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How does one align two maps with different projections in GIMP or a similar program?

I am trying to take a modern world map and transpose historical borders taken from various snippets of other maps onto it. Unfortunately these maps are all of different perspectives and thus no amount ...
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Custom map terrain brush in Photoshop?

I have this antique style map: I wish to customise it by adding more land. Is it possible to create a custom pattern that represents the land? How would I add the "edge" of the land; perhaps as a ...
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Orthographic projection of 2D SVG texture map onto 3D SVG sphere

Background Looking to project a 2D texture map onto a 3D surface. Texture & Globe The SVG source for the texture map is online: The crack data without gradients, simplified: The SVG source ...
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Is there a way to change the colour of a line in Illustrator depending on its angle or azimuth?

I want to create aspect-aware contours (also called illuminated contours or Tanaka contours) for a map I have created in QGIS but finishing in Illustrator. To do this I need the colour or luminosity ...
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Any guide or rule for the importance of information in map-like mobile application design? [closed]

A side question to this one. Is there any guide-set or set of rules to judge which information is more important than other when designing a map-like mobile application? When using Google Maps in ...
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Design a map for a 3d game similar to Discord's style in SVG with Affinity Designer

I'm just a backend developer who has no talent with design, and I'm currently developing a game for iOS, Android, PC, macOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. I just want to design something like ...
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3ds Max - What's the three types of texture maps? 'D, N, S'

Using 3ds max, I'm just playing with a model, which I found from a game. I'm not familiar with 3ds max, Hopes the question is not so silly. It has three types of maps, with 'D', 'N', 'S' suffix. So I ...
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Typeface Identification

I have been trying to figure out the typefaces or stencils styles that were used for this 1941 map. I was thinking that it could be something like a Leroy Lettering template, but I can't find it. This ...
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How can I get a real map and write on it? [closed]

I am in bad need to have a real map and add a route on it with some writing on it. Like the image attached. Any suggestions please
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Export Model Textures Per Face

(Note that as far as attempts go, I can't find anything that helps me) I have a 3D polygon, and for simplicity's sake it's going to be the one below: It is textured using the UV map below: Side ...
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How can I distort an image to wrap around a sphere with no pinching?

I already made an image which I want to wrap around a sphere. However, I know if I were to try this, the top and bottom of the sphere would look like they are pinched. I want to distort the image in ...
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Add and change border type, color and thickness to a path

I want to create a map, with lines that have borders like roads or railway lines, either solid or dotted borders like normal OS maps. I have tried to draw lines with the pen tool (and this would be ...
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How to draw roads?

How to draw roads in fireworks cs6? In the next way: I paint a line/path and I obtain two paralell lines/paths Pasing from To And changing the "roads" with the central/path of the "roads" This is ...
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How do you make top down tileable mountain ranges like fire emblem?

TL;DR: my goal is to gain the knowledge necessary to make these kinds of mountains from scratch. I've been searching hard all over for tutorials and dissecting tilemaps but I just can't figure out ...
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Create objects for each plot in cadastral map

I have this village cadastral map consisting of all plots in the village. The plots are numbered by their division and a sub-division. The numbers appear within the enclosed area of the plot. I want ...
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What methods to use to create a city map with buildings footprints and import into Sketchup?

I would like to build a 3D miniature of a city, and I think the best way to do that is to import an image to Sketchup and then use the 3D tools provided by the software. It works like a charm if I ...
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Google map utility for printed maps? [closed]

I'm more of a software guy than a designer, but I've done some design in the past and got talked into doing a print job for a charity. I was wondering if anyone was aware of a utility to make a ...
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Creating a treasure hunt map from my city [closed]

I need to know a fast way or at least something that may look good. I have the map of Bucharest and I have to make a map to unite 5 specific pubs with a red dotted line. The problem is that I don't ...
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How to make all layers seamless in a same way?

Let's say I have created one photoshop document with 3 layers. (visible in the image I posted). I am going to use these maps in a 3d-modeling program, so it is very important that I need to have ...
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Where to get free high quality maps (vector)

So I search for a long time, but couldn't find anything... So basically I'm searching for high quality maps to create something similar like: https://www.mapiful.com https://www.mujumaps.com The ...
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Nice OpenStreetMap rendering for print

Using map data of OpenStreetMap (OSM, openstreetmap.org), I want to create a nice map rendering for a print magazine (don't know yet whether it's going to be b/w or color). Of course, I could simply ...
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How do I feather the edges of a geographic border in Inkscape?

I'm brand new to Inkscape and I'm trying to feather the edges, or create a gradient on the border of a geographic area for a map I'm making. The desired effect looks something like this:
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Two-dimensional divergent color scheme?

I have some data I want to represent on a choropleth. It's a divergent data vector, but the data has an additional dimension that is a 2-value factor. Some states are "yes", some are "no". I'd like to ...
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Rendering maps in Illustrator

Is it possible to see a map in adobe illustrator with zoom rendering? What I want to do is use google maps or OSM or any other map as a reference background for a map I am trying to create in ...
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Trying to align a text object to shape

I am using illustrator cs6. I am making a transit map for bus stops. I want to make sure that all the stop names are at the same distance from the stop symbol across the map, or at least on one route. ...
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Illustrator: rounding corners of paths

I am trying to create a transit map using round corners, both 45deg as well as 90deg angles. Now, I know I should have used the pen tool initially, but I didnt. I used the line segment tool, then I ...
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using photoshop to vectorize topographic maps

I have scanned topographic maps and i want to create layer for contour lines only. Is it possible to remove all colors but the contour lines. Thanks
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How can I create images like this one?

Does anyone here know how I can create tileable images like this one: Can I use photoshop? any good tutorial? I am a novice when it comes to design.
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How to make a site plan using Google Earth images in AutoCAD?

What command do you use in AutoCAD to make a site plan (a map or something like that) of a certain place (like a school) from Google Earth? Someone told me that it is possible and it will even give ...
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Convert PNG/JPEG/PDF map to SVG for laser cutting

I am trying to convert a PDF map into SVG to then send it out to the laser cutter. I have been using the Image Trace tool with the "technical drawing" presets (and a bit of tweaking), which give more ...
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Please help to identify this map-printing technique

Most old maps in my home (ranging from a school atlas to professionally made large maps from the National Atlas of India) use a peculiar technology. Instead of colored 'dots', they use 'strokes' of ...
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