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Help! Newbie needs a map!

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by michp, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. michp

    michp New Member

    Hello,
    I am new to Graphic Design and am undertaking a leaflet for a client. All is fine as I found a tutorial (I say fine, I am sure I will run into some issues when sending to print)
    BUT I have an issue with a map. She needs a map on the back showing her clients where she is. Where can I get one that is free to use?
    I have googled it and come across some odd sites but if anyone knows of a good place, please let me know!!
    Thank you in advance
    Mich
     
  2. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    I usually draw a map for clients in Illustrator. Gets over any problems with ordnance survey/google or other copyright holders.
     
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  3. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    You can draw a map pretty quickly with just lines in Illustrator (give them a thick stroke to account for the width of the road). It doesn't need to be incredibly accurate either, the main thing to include is surrounding the street names.
     
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  4. Wee Print

    Wee Print New Member

    Depending on what size you need you can sometimes get away with using a BING map, as long as it is zoomed right in and only has maybe a few streets on it. Other than that you might be better drawing one up as the others have suggested.
     
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  5. michp

    michp New Member

    Thank you everyone for the replies! I am not great with Illustrator and do not have the skills as yet to do that :icon_frown: so I will have to see if I can try the BING map option.
    Fingers crossed!! Must now go and learn Illustrator!!!
    Thanks again
    mich
     

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