Questions tagged [paper]

For questions that involve the production or translation of information to or from physical (paper) format. Historic maps and atlases would fall under this category.

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Adding folding marks to Print Layout in QGIS

Is there any way to automatically add folding marks to Print Layouts in QGIS? I want to print maps on A0 size and need markers for folding to A4 size, like you can do in most CAD software for plans ...
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Unable to georeference Arrowsmith's “The World, on Mercators Projection” historical map

I've unsuccessfully tried to georeference this world map for several days now and am at my wits' end. Whatever I try, however many control points I set, I get garbage when I view the resulting ...
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Assigning values to raster obtained form scanned map using QGIS

I scanned a temperature map for a specific region and I would like that the raster pixels had the original values from the paper map so I can do further analysis (for example, difference of ...
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Cataloging small hardcopy map collections

We have a small collection of hardcopy maps, in the low hundreds, to catalogue and file into long term storage and are looking for lightweight guidelines and tools to do this in a way that will ...
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Copy legend from ArcMap A to ArcMap B with different scales and/or paper size?

I have a question for you and what is the best practice for me to copy the legend from another ArcMap A to ArcMap B. They are in the Layout View. it has different scale like in 1: 77,000 to 1:55,000 ...
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How to print a big size using QGIS

Using QGIS to print a map but I cannot choose a size bigger than A4 in the map composer. How do I print a map for example 841x1189 mm size ?
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Poster or Map Presentation Guidelines?

Is there a website that will guide me through for various kind of paper size to create a/ or several presentation for digital or hardcopy maps/ or poster with different fonts, display area, title and ...
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Paper Size and Symbol Size in ArcMap

I am new to ArcMap. I have an assignment to prepare map of each wards of a municipality. The data are point features. I need to print the map in different scales. like 1:2500, 1:5000 and also in ...
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Can TileMill be used to create Paper Map from OpenStreetMap source?

I would like to know which software is the best for making paper map from osm source. Is tileMill good for that ?
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How to equalise colour, brightness and contrast across several scanned paper maps

I am a vectors guy mostly, but for a current project I need to work with a bunch of old scanned paper maps (ww2 bomb damage maps for London, if your interested!) We scanned and georeferenced the maps,...
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Determining projection of paper map?

If I'm reading a paper map how do I determine what projection was used to draw the map if such information is not explicitly labelled on the document? Online it is easy to find resources (for example,...
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How do I safely store paper/hardcopy maps?

What do I need to consider when deciding how to preserve paper maps safely from the ravages of time? I am trying to understand some best practices when it comes to archiving and storing paper maps. ...