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      omnicron is offline
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    Is there a freeware for Cartography at all? I'm just curious. I don't have a computer at home right now so I use a friends but I don't want to put software on his laptop. Kinda wanting something that might fit on a flash drive or something.

    thanks in advance.

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    Not for cartography specifically, but lots of people here in the forum use GIMP
    http://www.gimp.org/

    Some use Paint.net
    http://paint.net/

    Inkscape is good if you want scalable vector graphics
    http://www.inkscape.org/

    Autorealm is similar to Campaign Cartographer, it's pretty good too... and FREE!
    http://gryc.ws/autorealm.htm

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    I second that Ravs - welcome back...

    Freeware,

    I believe DungeonForge is free, MapTool of course, Wilbur, I have a little terrain gen app as well. Lots of options.

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    Gimp can install to and run from a flash drive. Look up portableapps.com. Lots of handy programs that run from a flash drive and require no registry entries.
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    Thanks guys! True it has been a while, but rest assured, I do try to keep up with what's going on thru Google Reader. Syndication is GREAT!

    I haven't actually tried running any of these apps from a flash drive, but anything that can be run outside Programs/appdata folders in Vista/7 should be able to be run on a flash drive. I have run GIMP this way and it does work..

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    If you really want free cartography software, there's GRASS GIS, although that can be a nightmare. Also, there's SAGA GIS, which is marginally easier to master, but still a bit of a row to hoe.

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    Awesome. Thank you all. I'm gonna see what ones I like and try to download them ASAP so I can start getting used to doing this on a computer. Thanks again!

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