Date: 2005-12-28 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wright.livejournal.com
Hey! I have a question for you, a cartographer!
If I needed to buy a digital map of a certain area, for commercial use, where can I buy that from? Ideally there'd be somewhere to get street maps for free but I realize life isn't perfect... any ideas would be most appreciated. xo

Date: 2005-12-28 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pot-t-mouth.livejournal.com
This is hard to answer. Do you want a city or rural? Editable of not?

Date: 2005-12-29 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wright.livejournal.com
city, and eventually I'll need a bunch of different locations. Not sure what you mean by editable-- maybe? I'm going to need to draw arrows and paths and whatnot on the map, but assumed I would do that in Illustrator or whatever.

Basically I'd be happy with like googlemaps, or something similar, if one can edit and redistribute it...

Date: 2005-12-29 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pot-t-mouth.livejournal.com
Well, I am sure that Rand McNally offers something, like a CD. I think there's a brand called StreetAtlas.

There's also this place, but I don't know how much it would cost. http://www.creativeforce.com/

Date: 2005-12-29 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emily-hahn.livejournal.com
Hahaha! You wish! I just spent that afternoon at the State Archives meeting talking about GIS issues and preservation. You won't be able to escape it!

Date: 2005-12-29 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pot-t-mouth.livejournal.com
Goddammit!

Well, I hope I get more money then.

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