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User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 680 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

Does anyone know where to find decent maps that are large .jpg size and are blank of states and the United States so one can create a route map?

I have looked and looked and found many pages with maps, but not the style that you would find in an Airline Inflight Magazine..

Any help is appreacated..


Aaron Mandolesi

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User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 5611 times:

Maybe when you go on your next flight you rip one of those maps out and in photoshop swipe all the lines off it Big grin

User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5546 times:


Here you go. I am the owner of a VA, and I had this great map, but I can't seem to find it on the web. I'll try to find it on my computer and erase the lines, but I did a search and here you go. Sorry it couldn't be a bit nicer, but if I can erase the lines (there aren't too many) for my routes, I'll email my result to you...


Just erase the top thing on this one...


User currently offlineExpatmatt From Liechtenstein, joined Oct 2004, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

Hi all,

Actually - let me ask a follow-up question on this topic... is there a program or utility that I can buy or download, where I can enter citypairs and a route map will be created automatically?

I've been looking to find such a program where I can create route maps of where I have flown, etc.... but have not been successful.

Any info much appreciated!



User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5484 times:

I use Adobe Photoshop to create route maps, here's an example :- http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_hobby/read.main/52586/

I've never come across any software that plots route maps like the ones you can see in inflight magazines. Chances are they also used drawing tools like Photoshop.

User currently offlineIsz1 From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 86 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5379 times:

If you interested in real-looking world map, a true color earth imagery at 1km resolution, try this:

NASA Blue Marble - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/

Try macromedia flash or freehand for plotting cities or lines. It is better and much easier, since flash and freehand are vector-based graphic applications. Any works, modifications, edits and et cetera can be easily edited, remove and erase without hassle. Then export to Photoshop for labeling and et cetera . Happy trying.  Smile

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

expatmatt, try http://gc.kls2.com ...this is the famous "Great Circle Mapper", I'm pretty sure that should do the trick for ya!


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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

Microsoft Excel has a map generating utility. Just click "Insert," select "Object," then click "Microsoft Map."

Most versions of Excel since 97 have it, though it must be selected specifically when you install it.

Anyway, you can resize the image to a proportion you like working in, then right-click, copy, and paste into an image editing program like Paint, Paint Shop Pro, or Photoshop.

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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5144 times:
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I've made all my route maps with MS streets and trips. It uses great circle automatically useint the straight line feature. Also the world map in Encarta has worked the same way. A full topographoc map for world views will be a bit more difficult to find but I seem to remember that the Encarta version and possibly the Excel (probably same) as mentioned by Elwood would work.

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