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Are you aware of any software/tools which permit the automatized or semi-automatized creation of old-fashioned maps based on data one owns?

I love the design of old-fashioned maps, in particular the symbols used for buildings, mountains and forests. They transfer a lot of visual information, with often limited use of colour.

A related possibility is the Stamen Watercolor style for basemaps, which looks very nice, but does not visualize a lot of information.

Here are some examples: http://cdn.supadupa.me/shop/14281/images/1165979/switzerland_1721_p2_grande.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/47/be/c9/47bec90a7c79c3cfeaef6cb6c413914a.jpg https://imgur.com/Qfwtx

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    do you have an example (i.e. image) of such "old fashioned" map ? – radouxju Sep 21 at 10:12
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    A simple internet search with "old style map" or "vintage map" return lot of exemple/tutorial/how to for either QGIS or ESRI product (ArcMap, ArcPro). I suggest you look at these and come back with more focus question – J.R Sep 21 at 12:43
  • Software Recommendations is the SE place for software recommendations. GIS SE uses a Focused question/Best Answer model, and tries to steer away from lists or opinions. – Vince Sep 22 at 13:58
  • @radouxju I've added some examples, I hope it illustrates the question better! – Delphine Sep 23 at 15:05
  • @J.R true, I must have used the wrong keywords. I think the key difference here is that I am looking for automatic tools, not a design solution like Photoshop (as often proposed in search results) – Delphine Sep 23 at 15:06
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Thunderforest make a nice "olden days" themed map called Pioneer.

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  • Thanks! it is indeed a nice base layer – Delphine Sep 23 at 15:08

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