How to make geographic card?

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celia
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How to make geographic card?

Postby celia » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:59 am

Hello everyone,
At work, I'm asked to do geographic maps. Thanks to tutorials, I found "d-mapscom". But how can I work from those maps by making layers?

Thank you for your help

Celia

tylerdurden
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Location: Michigan, USA

Re: How to make geographic card?

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:11 am

I'd work like this:
    Download a svg map from d-maps.com
    Open a new Inkscape document
    Use Menu: File>Import to insert the map into layer 1
    Add more layers for new drawing objects as needed

Info on layers:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL ... ayers.html
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

celia
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Re: How to make geographic card?

Postby celia » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:21 am

thank you for your answer. I will study it tomorrow (it's 11:09 pm in France ;) )
Suppose that on the map from "d-map.com" there are the name of towns wich I want to put in a layer like the towns I'm going to put a my map afterwards. How can I do it?

thank you

tylerdurden
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Location: Michigan, USA

Re: How to make geographic card?

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:33 am

I would probably make a layer called "Town Names" and use the text tool to type the names there.

Text info:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text.html
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/


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