Not to bitch, but what the hell happened to this group?
Anyway, what are you guys using for vicinity maps? The big 3 (mapquest,
google, yahoo) suck all of a sudden... hmmm, forgot to try mapsonus.
The resolution when I insert into ACAD is so bad you can't read street
In these times, it would be ridiculous to have to draw maps and I sure don't
want to pay for them.
Unquestionably, Microsoft has the highest quality maps and imagery. This is
libraries with excellent documentation and Google has the eyeballs from
their mastery of search. I actually prefer Google's UI controls for their
maps but that's a personal preference that has nothing to do with your
concerns about quality.
If its quality of the graphics and images you should be learning how to use
Microsoft's mapping solutions.
<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com /
My monitors are at 1680x1050, with a dual monitor setup. Usually, I use
Google (just habit), maximize the browser to full window, then do a
CTRL-PRINTSCREEN, open Photochop, past, crop, grayscale, and insert.
Usually, the vicinity map is small enough that I get at least 1600
pixels across, and at 150 dpi*, that translates to just over 11" wide,
more than enough.
This trick works on every search engine. Just have to be a little
smarter than the search engine.
Tried Google Earth for image output?
* We did some extensive research regarding image resolution vs. print
resolution. After lots of plots and lots of people looking at the
images, we decided that with most modern inkjet printers, you can scale
down to about 100 dpi print resolution without a discernible difference
at about 3 feet. Images printed at 100 dpi, 150 dpi, 200 dpi on the
same printer were more than close enough to not waste the time with
larger file sizes.
maps.google.com I just did it, to prove it-- and I conceed, I lose some
with the sidebar, but could make up for it if I stretched the whole
image across two monitors...(and I did a test to confirm this works).
My procedure is:
- Bring up maps.google.com
- Type the address you want mapped
- Hit F-11 to maximize the browser
- Click the faint blue arrow on the center inside edge of the sidebar
on the Google page to get rid of the sidebar
- Click the arrow in the lower right corner of the inset graphic in
the lower right corner to get rid of the overview map
Charles Jones [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Loveland, Colorado, USA
Thanks guys. I haven't tried all the recommendations yet but it figures that
the Piranha would have an answer.
I'm running two monitors as well. One is the laptop and the other a 20"
I moved the browser to the large monitor, printscreen, paste to word, crop,
print to pdf and drag to my drawing.
I should have mentioned that I'm currently using AcadLT and I've noticed
that inserting objects is one of the frustrations vs. Acad or ADT. (the
others are not being able to select multiple layouts for printing and the
crappy design center)
It's much better but I'll keep searching.
WOW, good to know you've done a really good job at keeping up the good
ol American spirit of senseless racism just to come away with a
proverbial "Rusty Sanchez" from brown-nosing the very group of people
that you wish you could really be a part of.
Also, good thing I'm not a so-called "nigger", nor do I even attempt
to know what you mean by "Speaking nigger".
But one thing holds true, you're really good at speaking non-sense,
Good luck with that,
It should take you as far up someone's ass as you ever want to go.
Hey Mr. "Not --2-Bitch",
Easy way to avoid your map resolution problem is instead of right
clicking & save image, then pasting it into your CAD drawing, make a
PDF of it first, then chose the select tool in Adobe Acrobat, and then
go into your dwg. and paste it.
If you don't have a full version of Acrobat that allows you to
Then you have my full permission to Bitch Away.
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