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How to extract lines from a map


Nstocks

Senior Member
#1
I need a map to show a location of a building site, I've taken a screen shots from one of the internet ( ordnance map ) and I need to only show simple lines and outlines of buildings etc.

I've attached the map which I'm using and also a image of what I want to achieve. I'm really not sure how to do it, and it will take far too long to trace it in PS.

Thank You
 

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#2
I'd trace it in illustrator :/ That's what we do for building plans and the like in work, doesn't really take that long
 

Nstocks

Senior Member
#3
Do I use the " line segment " tool ?, it always brings up a line option dialog which is weird:p I've never used Illustrator before...

Thank You !
 
#4
Yup I'd just trace off the information you require in Illustrator or Freehand.
Or...hand draw the map details and colour up in Photoshop.
 

Nstocks

Senior Member
#10
Ok, I'm not use to making maps; do I keep the large grid place over the map ? Would the map be fairly pointless without the grid as it's only a locations map ?

Thanks
 

Nstocks

Senior Member
#18
Ok I will check that out... I will post the newer version in 20 mins or so, to see that everything is good.

Thank You !

Nope, never joint the scouts.
 
#19
maybe use lighter shades of green otherwise it looks a bit too busy and it seems very small, maybe post a larger version.

As an example [Simple Map], it's a quickie job I did at work to show circulation area (plus you can see the train line)
 

Nstocks

Senior Member
#20
Becky said:
maybe use lighter shades of green otherwise it looks a bit too busy and it seems very small, maybe post a larger version.

As an example [Simple Map], it's a quickie job I did at work to show circulation area (plus you can see the train line)
How did you get the lines so neat ? Mine don't look half as good as that... mind you it's my first time