Ortelius excels at helping you draw maps that don’t otherwise exist. It is a graphic design program for creative cartography.
Artboard is simple enough to get you going fast, yet powerful enough to meet your everyday drawing needs.
Ortelius provides a clean user interface consisting of a drawing canvas, floating palettes, and layer list. Access functions through the main menu located along the top of the screen.
In the main window, the toolbar provides quick access to commonly used palettes and functions. The layers list shows four default layers (Drawing Layer, Guides, Index Grid, and Graph Paper) when opening a new empty drawing file. Additional layers can be added by the user.
Tools are used in combination with the Format Bar, Styles Inspector, and Styles & Symbols palette. The Styles & Symbols palette contains over 1700 editable map symbols and styles organized into Collections and Categories.
The Home Planning styles & clip art include architect-scaled floor plan graphics such as walls, windows, doors, furniture, landscape elements and more. These are just some of the styles & clip art among a wide assortment of fully editable vector clip art and custom styles included in the built-in Artboard Library. Note, some clip art are made from multiple objects and should be ungrouped before editing.
Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.