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Title: Romers and other measuring tools
Post by: captain paranoia on August 20, 2013, 07:31:52 PM
I posted threads on a few little tools I've developed over the years, but I was reminded by a recent thread that I ought to upload the PDFs for people to play with.

So, we have:

contour_ang for measuring slope angles from contour spacing (http://micronavigation.com/forum/index.php?topic=268.0)
unm_grt a grid measuring tool for Editorial Alpina 1:50k 5km grid maps (http://micronavigation.com/forum/index.php?topic=561.0)
map_grid_publish a 1:25k vernier romer (http://micronavigation.com/forum/index.php?topic=246.0)
plotter_grids a combined vernier romer/portland plotter
navtool a combined vernier romer/portland plotter/ruler/slope tool

These are all written in PostScript, and designed to be configurable, so if you have any special requirements, they can be met.  They generally include multiple copies for efficient use of a transparency, or include multiple different versions to show the sort of options that can be selected.

They're all intended to be printed onto transparency (ideally with a colour laser printer).
Title: Re: Romers and other measuring tools
Post by: captain paranoia on August 20, 2013, 07:32:49 PM
The contour tool PDF is too large, because it contains lots of very finely drawn curves.  So here's the PostScript instead.
Title: Re: Romers and other measuring tools
Post by: boogyman on August 20, 2013, 07:54:18 PM
Thanks CP.

When printing the PDFs, pay attention to the print settings -- I assume "actual size" is the option to choose?
Title: Re: Romers and other measuring tools
Post by: captain paranoia on August 21, 2013, 12:44:33 PM
Yes, Acrobat gets a bit clever these days, and shrinks things to add its own page margin.

Naturally, all my designs already include a page margin...

So, yes, select 'Actual size' or 'Page Scaling: None' when printing.

Comments on the tools are very welcome.
Title: Re: Romers and other measuring tools
Post by: elenabrz on September 13, 2013, 06:40:48 PM
The unm_grt file is just fantastic, thanks a lot. Apart from (free) extraordinary Topopirineos, best maps of Pirineos and Cataluņa region are Alpina's. This tool is just perfect for Alpina's maps.
Title: Re: Romers and other measuring tools
Post by: captain paranoia on September 16, 2013, 01:25:23 PM
Glad to be of help, Elena.  Hope you find it useful, even if it is a bit big and clumsy.

cp