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Hello, I'm new to this forum, I did use the search bar, so if this has been answered pardon me. I have Adobe Illustrator CS3, with Mac snow leopard i've tried downloading mapertive and kept getting exe cannot be extracted , Tried QGIS didn't work i've tried downloading inkscape to convert the SVG files, and that doesn't work. Is there nothing out there made for CS3 as far and a GIS application?

I'm lost and just about to give up.

asked 18 Feb '14, 00:12

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(I assume you downloaded mac versions:) if QGIS and inkscape do not work, you could report the problem to the devolpers to help fixing the builds.

(18 Feb '14, 01:01) aseerel4c26 ♦

Maperitive is for Windows only but if you can get that to work somehow, somewhere, then you will be able to export an SVG that you can postprocess in Illustrator on your Mac (it has a special AI compatibility mode).

Other than that, things will be difficult. There's a number of commercial options where people do (or have done) the convert-to-SVG step for you, notably which is run by the same guy who did Maperitive. If you prefer do-it-yourself then there's also a Perl script that converts OSM to AI but it might require more hackery than you want to endure (installing Perl modules and potentially a database on your Mac).

Read more about this on the Wiki.

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answered 18 Feb '14, 00:20

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For running windows exe files on MacOS you could try with wine.

There are some services on which mention svg. Try e.g. - if AI could read those SVGs is another question.

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answered 18 Feb '14, 01:08

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