Was wondering if someone could help me out. I am trying to create some stylized maps. Rather than reproducing work (with terrible accuracy) by overlaying a Google map, I was wondering if I could get help here by using existing vectors.
Here’s an example of what I am doing.
I just discovered OpenStreetMap.org today, so please bear with me. I used the Export tab to export a map as an SVG. At first, when I opened the file in Illustrator, it had too many objects and the map was covered in black. I could see it when it refreshed, but it remained hidden under what I assume is text. Then, I tried it as a PDF and it still didn’t work as well. After that, I exported it again as an SVG, but this time, there was nothing but two blocks of color in the file.
So, my questions are…
- Can I export just a few elements of the map? I only need the streets and none of the extraneous buildings, greenery, etc.
- What am I doing wrong with the Export because I tried clearing the cookies and restarting Firefox. It sort of worked the first time, but now it only gives me two blocks of color with no map. I tried PDF, SVG, JPG - nothing.
- Which format is best for Illustrator? SVG or PDF?
Thanks so much for any help you can give me. I’ve searched both here on the forums and elsewhere and haven’t come up with a way that works. Perhaps there’s just a bug either with Firefox or OpenStreetMap’s Export.