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Need Mapping Program/File For CCW Reform Effort

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by mike from philly, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. mike from philly

    mike from philly

    Aug 26, 2001
    I'm trying to figure out how to make maps like those on I have about 9 maps to make showing which states allow carrying in specific locations (bars, schools, stadiums, etc.). Any ideas how I can do this on a shoestring.
  2. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

    Oct 14, 1999
    Roswell, GA
    I used to do it with Microsoft Map that was part of Excel, but with Excel 2002 and later, it's no longer a free component. So, lately, I've been using MS Visio. But, if you're on a tight budget, I'd try's Draw program. I haven't tried it in there yet, and even if it's not an embedded functionality, you could probably find a template online (try OOExtras).

  3. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Here is a template ... I use Paint Shop Pro to color/highlight the different states.
  4. Toyman


    May 6, 2003
    West Michigan
    You'll need to make what is called an Image Map.

    You can do it by hand, but it's a pain in the butt.

    You could also snag one from an existing site and modify it.

    Or, you could use a program for it, here's one I wrote:

    Creating all those regions is not going be a very fun task.