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05-22-2008, 05:24 PM
Where can I find a free downloadable vector map of a nation, or country, or region that I could them redesign in Illustrator CS3 as a map where I can create my own place names?

05-22-2008, 06:25 PM
Google is your friend. I Googled "vector map of us" and got this map straight off.

Actually this page is better: http://digital-vector-maps.com/blank-state-maps/US-1055-United-States.htm

05-27-2008, 11:11 AM
I had good luck with these guys (http://www.mapresources.com/) back when they were called Cartesia. A long time ago, I used their world map, altering it to build a geopolitical world map for Shadowrun (http://rpg.divnull.com/sixthworld/).

05-29-2008, 12:50 AM
Do you need a specific country? Or will just any exmple do?

I can look around, there is free GIS stuff on this, which should be able to get into AI.


05-29-2008, 03:08 AM
You do know you can use the autotrace function in illustrator to turn any raster image into a vector image? I suggest the fastest way is to find either a raster silhouette of the country (of which there are loads on the net) or failing that start with a non-silhouette and make one using a raster editor like Gimp.

Also check out vector magic (http://vectormagic.com/) on line, which has a better autotrace function than illustrator and which will make illustrator vector files online for you.

05-29-2008, 10:36 AM
Not quite as nice as the link I posted before, but these are free (http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/free-vector-world-maps-collection/), as requested.

Thanks to Smashing Magazine (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/23/friday-freebies-font-icons-wallpapers-and-screensaver/) for the find.

05-29-2008, 12:26 PM

Vector Magic is a superb find! Thank you so much! Repped.

09-23-2009, 05:43 AM
You can find some maps at http://www.graphic-flash-sources.com