I want to draw an aesthetic city paper-map from osm source. I can use maperitive, but Qgis seems fuller. Is that true ? I have the photoshop graphist profile (not a Gis knower). I would like to know if Qgis can do really incredible things that maperitive may not (for a city map paper rendering).

asked 11 Sep '13, 20:52

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You'll have to try for yourself - it is hard for us to know what your requirements are. Traditionally, QGis comes from the Geodata processing side, offering all sorts of analytical functionality, whereas Maperitive specialised on rendering. You are unlikely to get an aesthetically pleasing result from either; both programs can be used to do the grunt work of making a map from the data but you will very likely want to post-process that map into something nice by applying manual work. For this, many people seem to use the Maperitive-SVG-Illustrator toolchain.

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answered 12 Sep '13, 08:44

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Or QGIS-PDF-Inkscape. SVG output is a bit unreliable in QGIS still but Inkscape does well with PDF.

(12 Sep '13, 09:09) Simbamangu

... or have a look at Tilemill

it is programmed and used by mapbox.com ... and they say: "we make beautiful maps" ;-)

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