[OSM-talk] script to cut a big OSM map into letter or A4 size papers
richard at systemed.net
Wed May 27 16:32:20 BST 2009
Matt Amos wrote:
> i've found that printers often prefer high resolution images
> over PDFs, but these are also pretty easy to generate. for the
> mappa mercia A0 print  it looks like 9934 x 14046 (300dpi)
> was a good resolution.
<puts professional hat on>
We send the magazine to the printers as PDFs, _but_ we always embed the maps
into each page as high-resolution TIFFs (i.e. non-lossy) - usually 300dpi
The big advantage of doing it this way is that you avoid any font (or other)
embedding problems. The alternative is to convert the text to outlines
before saving it in your vector format of choice (PDF/EPS/Illustrator),
which also works well. In theory you can embed the fonts in the PDF if the
font permissions are ok, but generally you only find out that this hasn't
worked once 25,000 copies have come back from the printers.
If you pick up a copy of the Waterways World Annual 2009 (for which someone
else did the maps, not me) you'll see we have a map of the Broads without
any rivers on it. :|
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