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Shetland map


self-made, details of process below


29th August 2005


Finlay McWalter


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Method of production

Drawn by Finlay McWalter in the following manner:

  • An outline was rendered using Panmap running public domain NOAA WVS (world vector shoreline).
  • This was exported (as a bitmap, all that Panmap can do) to Paint Shop Pro. This was manually repaired (holes filled, island groups tweaked, and shoreline details clarified or erased). Then the bitmap was floodfilled, so that the subsequent vectoriser will produce polygons rather than lines.
  • This was imported into Inkscape and vectorised using Inkscape's "path->trace bitmap" function.
  • All details were then manually drawn.
  • To produce the final PNG, the whole drawing was exported from Inkscape as a PNG. This was then cropped in Photoshop.

Version history

  1. (July 14th 2005) Initial test version
  2. (August 29th 2005) Added towns, airports, oil terminal. Muckle Roe now correctly rendered as a separate island.
  3. (August 29th 2005) Swapped locations of Sumburgh town and Sumburgh Airport, PNGcrushed image.


I, the author of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:
GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled " GNU Free Documentation License".

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  • Shetland
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