[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G for cartography production

Eli Adam eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
Wed Jul 22 15:29:40 PDT 2020

Hi Sergio,

Adam recommends a good method for post processing maps.  Before going
to post processing, it is worth trying to get the results you want
within QGIS.  There have been some major labeling improvements and
overhauls over the years giving QGIS some powerful labeling options.
Here are a few links with some information on that:
http://planet.qgis.org/planet/tag/labels/ (which gives a cloudflare
message but this seems to work:

The visual changelog labeling category and going through the various
versions might give some ideas too:

If you're using QGIS, writing the QGIS user list is more likely to get
detailed responses (from experienced users and developers) than the
discuss list:

Best regards, Eli

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 3:03 PM Adam Steer <adam.d.steer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sergio
> Look at inkscape as a post-QGIS labelling and map tweaking system if you need vector work and typography: https://inkscape.org/
> GIMP is for image processing grunt (like Adobe photoshop): https://www.gimp.org
> Both are excellent tools for professional print production.
> Searching 'QGIS and inkscape' there are many tutorials :)
> Regards,
> Adam
> On Thu, 23 Jul 2020 at 02:04, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA <sergio.acostaylara at mtop.gub.uy> wrote:
>> Hi. Where I work we need to find an open alternative to ArcGIS in order to produce maps for printing. We were trying with QGIS but we have problems with labeling linear elements. Is there anyone in the list that has experience with preparing maps for printing with open source software? Does anybody know what is the best FOSS4G for doing this? Tutorials?
>> Thanks,
>> Sergio Acosta y Lara
>> Departamento de Geomática
>> Dirección Nacional de Topografía
>> Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
>> (598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
>> http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/
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