View Full Version : Need a particular blank USA map.
July 5th, 2005, 09:22 AM
Please has anyone got a blank map of North America (Canada, USA and Mexico) without international and state boundaries but with major rivers and ideally passes through the Rockies and Apallacians (sp.?). I would really like a photoshop editable format that is not a bitmap or a .gif.
July 6th, 2005, 07:51 PM
Come on I have been away a whole day someone must have some maps with rivers?
July 14th, 2005, 04:47 AM
Is no .gif a most? Cus I found this awhile ago…
July 14th, 2005, 04:49 AM
Also, this one is a lot harder to use for anything, but could be good for a reference…
July 14th, 2005, 05:11 AM
If you (and anybody else interested in maps) don't already know the following website, then you should.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection -- http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
This might sound a bit absurd, but if you can't find a map you should make one yourself. Of course, nobody can truely "make" a map of the world, it's just a matter of getting the terrain arranged a the desired proportion. The key is patience. After much scrounging around I've managed to get my hands on a rather simple computer-generated and to a degree pixelish map of North America. If I can I'll attach the original map below. I've modified the map and I think if you can tell me which rivers (specific, or major/minor) you'd like on it I can create just such a map for you.
I'm not experienced with attachments, so the first attachment will be the original map as I got it off the internet. The second will be the map's current modified form, the "base" map I have on which I will build on to create "modified" maps. So far my base map is political, but yea if you tell me what sorts of hydrologic features you'd like to place on it I can easily erase the political boundaries and painstaking add, pixel by pixel, the desired rivers and lakes. I'm not a serious graphics manipulator though I'd like to warn you. I cannot create smoothing effects, fancy text, color transitions, crap like that. I have a good eye for analyzing a map, figuring out its proportionality, and transcribing features from one to other pixel by pixel. I arrange pixels. That's what I do, with Windows Paint, not a $200 photo editor.
July 14th, 2005, 05:11 AM
Here's the map I got off the internet.
July 14th, 2005, 05:12 AM
Here's the map thus far as it has been modified.
July 14th, 2005, 02:55 PM
If you're having color problems, just increase the color pallete to 16 Million Colors... Not sure how to do it in photoshop, but it's easy in PSP.
July 18th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Thanks very much for the help people.
August 31st, 2006, 02:26 PM
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