Changing the opacity of all features on an Ortelius’ Mapping Layer is now easy as pie. Unlike the master opacity of individual styles, changing a Mapping Layer’s master opacity affects all features and respects the object stack order within the layer. Tutorial Details Program : Ortelius 10.9.8+ for Mac OS X Difficulty: Easy Topics Covered: Mapping Layer, Opacity Estimated Completion Time: 2 minutes […]
Install Ortelius Updates You may get the update automatically, or you may need to update manually.Open Ortelius and click Ortelius > Check For Updates… in the main menu. A dialog appears letting you know if an update is available. Click ‘Update Now’ to begin the update process. To turn on automatic updates, click Ortelius > Preferences… in the main menu […]
Ortelius has always had great tools to create smooth meandering rivers & streams. Now they can look even better with naturally tapering ends. We’ve added an expert Tapered Stroke component to the Style Inspector – you can use it to design your own creative map styles. Here’s how… Tutorial Details Draw a Line To Preview Your […]
Randomized patterns can add texture and variety to an otherwise flat map. This is an especially good effect for representing features with naturally occurring randomness, such as ground-cover and forests. Ortelius has several tools in the Style Inspector to help you make awesome randomized patterns. Tutorial Details Start with a Shape Create a shape to […]
Ortelius delivers with dozens of world, region, and country outline templates. Using styles, symbols, and labels, these maps are easily customized. We’ll create a map from start-to-finish that shows the states we’ve visited. Find out how to modify any template map to make it your own. Tutorial Details Program : Ortelius 1.9+ for Mac OS […]
In this video, we create custom expert styles from scratch and from clones of existing styles. Find out how to use expert style components to create unique stacked styles.
In this video tutorial, find out how to use the Ortelius Library Manager to manage all of your cartographic styles and symbols.
City-block style maps (sometimes referred to as “European-style”) are characterized by their use of negative space. Shapes – in the form of city blocks – define the positive space, whereas the road areas are negative space. Ortelius excels at designing modern style road maps, with connectable tracks and built-in symbols, and it also has great […]
Existing symbols can provide a great starting point for refining and creating new symbols. When a symbol is originally created, it is assigned as a "master" symbol which can be placed unlimited times on your map.
Need a quick way to split existing objects (like states) into sections? You can do it with the Cookie Cutter operation. Find out how…