Anything that can be sent to a printer can be saved as a pdf file.
Though Acrobat is expensive, there are several free programs that will
do this for you - google on pdf. There are also free programs for
converting from one graphic format to another. Anthony
In a message dated 1/5/2008 1:27:53 P.M. Central Standard Time,
I also do a lot of ancient deed mapping with DM. Rather than using Google
maps, I use TopoZone where I can print the area I am mapping, scan it in
format for the image, over which I lay the plot. When I get it
located, I can purchase seamless Topo maps and aerial photos of the area so
I can overlay the plots on either. The topos have ancient fence lines in
many instances which help fit the plot to the image.
I don't understand why you would scan a map that can be downloaded. I
download PDF topos from MapCard and convert them to TIF files, import them into
DeedMapper and plat on them. I save them as TIF files and convert them back
to PDFs which give me clearer results. The same can be done for satellite
photos. The biggest problem is that when you take a TIF map back out of DM you
do not get the entire map. This continues to be a problem. I found long ago
that scanning decreases the clarity of the maps, just as placing overlays on
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