A self-made map of Vis an its...

A self-made map of Vis an its close neighbourhood.

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Bor

Bor - Nov 14, 2004 12:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nice!

Vid..can you explain me how you draw these nice maps? Thanks! You can email me.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 14, 2004 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice!

This is how I explained it to Sasa:



How to do an interactive map? It's not complicated. First, how to do a map at all? I take an original map (with all details), put it in Power Point and there draw over it objects, like: ridges, summits, trails, roads, towns, all text etc. Drawing contours in Power Point is simple, the only problem I have is whether to do shading or not. Usually I draw all small details and group them, so that it's easier to layer them (back-front). To do shading is fast, but can be misleading. What does a certain gray area mean? The area on mountain with altitude higher than certain value? The area which is rocky, as opposing to grass or more flat terrain? When I have the map, I finally take the view (75%, 88%, ...) which gives me exactly 640 pixels. With the program SnagIt (shareware) I simple take that part of the screen and paste it in Photo Paint to make a .jpg file (640 pix wide and - sharp!).

Bor

Bor - Nov 15, 2004 1:15 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Very nice!

Ok thank you! I will try! :-)

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