I've been reading the designers manual and I need to make me a map of the place and I'd rather have it on the computer than use up a couple reams of quad paper getting it right and making planning changes. plan to start at the top corner and do me a halfway reasonalbe topo map so I can get all kinds of fussy about sun angles, drainage and water storage.
I started with topos from google earth and traced what I needed with inkscape. Inkscape is free open-source, so I'm pretty sure Linux would be its native habitat. It wasn't ideal, but it did work.
Location: rainier OR
posted 9 years ago
paul wheaton wrote: Can you start with a google map?
interesting notion, but alas I checked an not only is the resolution not good enough for the tight planning my little 1,5 acre homestead needs the picture is also nearly a decade old the place already looks a lot different from what the last owners got done