[texhax] dealing with maps
pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Tue Feb 7 21:02:08 CET 2006
>I am trying to write a small guide to a local canal using Latex.
>What is the recommended way to incorporate maps ? From the Ordinance
>Survey I can trace the map I want by hand and then scan it into a
>file. But, I then want to add text and graphics to it, before
>incorporating it into my latex production.
I have been doing a lot of that lately, and I regret to say that there
does not seem to be anything yet to replace Adobe Illustrator, which
(for me) means that I have to control my nausea and run a Windows
session every once in a while. A well-layered Illustrator file, saved as
EPS will certainly do the trick.
I wish I could make Wine work for Illustrator, but not so far. The EPS
utilities in DVIPS work very
If anyone has any answers that can release us from these remaining
dependencies on Windows, please let us hear it. Vector graphics is still
one of the weak points in a Linux environment.
I tend to save in the Illustrator 8 format rather than in the
Illustrator-CS format, because the latter has been carefully designed to
be an unreadable mystery.
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