[OSM-talk] Exposure for OSM
S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Sun Sep 10 20:52:51 BST 2006
Export to Illustrator function would be excellent if you can do it sometime. With the (probable) demise of Freehand with the Adobe "takeover" of Macromedia more and more people will be using Illustrator as standard vector editing tool for production tasks. Thus the format would probably be more useful than EPS for data transfer. Think AI can be read into Corel and Inkscape too. Anyone else with a view free to shout out.
Understand what you say about availability of orthorectified sources. Later maybe.
From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org on behalf of Richard Fairhurst
Sent: Sun 10/09/2006 20:33
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Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Exposure for OSM
Steve SoC wrote:
> [lots of good publicity stuff snipped - sorry to have to miss the
> Summer School this year, but I hope Richard Dean's talk was good!]
> Does anyone have the skills to write a data filter with shapefile
> or dxf output?
I can write an export-to-Illustrator or EPS function, if it'd be useful...?
> The other point made by a couple of people was about inputting from
> out-of-copyright maps. As far as I can see there isn't an easy way
> to do that at present as GPX input is the standard. Have I missed
> something or else how does anyone do this? I would like to input
> things like rivers/streams in the area I am mapping but don't feel
> happy with the Landsat as source for this, although I use that
> through the applet for parks and reservoirs. Anyone any suggestions?
A later version of Potlatch, the Flash editor I'm working on, will
have the opportunity to use a tiled background in a different
projection. In other words, rather than having Mercator-projected
Landsat tiles, you'll be able to use OSGB New Popular Edition (or
whatever). But this won't be in the first release.
To be honest it's (sadly) not a great concern at present as we don't
really have many _orthorectified_ out-of-copyright maps.
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