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Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 20 May 2015, 6:59 AM  
There may be better but I have the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus. Good scanner and copier and fax (I still use one occasionally)waterproof vibrant ink on plain paper. Large cartridges, paper tray, memory card slots and usb slot, plus eprint. Wireless or wired.
Must be a newer model out now as had for a couple of years. Bit of a big beast though.
Not the printer if you want to use for photography though.... photos are ok but there are much better dedicated printers for this. This is one for graphics and does a great job. I would recommend it if there aren't other better recommendations.

Interested to hear what others like. Hard to know what is true or not when reading online reviews.

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 20 May 2015, 7:10 AM  
Re paperless tablet mapping.
Thanks Russell. It would be great to hear about your experience out in the field. There must be good and bad. Currently I like the ability to sketch shapes and objects, and manipulate space during fieldwork. But it's true there is a whole process that could be eliminated. I also wonder if much of the time fieldwork might be much slower as final cartography is being done while in the field instead of behind a desk???

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 20 May 2015, 12:52 PM  
I always thought I had a method that would give me the latest GE photos. View menu, tick historical imagery, and move the slider as far right as it will go. Found a case where there's later imagery THAN THAT, I can view it when historical imagery is switched off. Is there an explanation, or is that just a glitch?

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 2 June 2015, 5:29 AM  
Thanks Paul, from the number of printer responses, it seems that you and I are the only ones not doing paperless mapping:-))

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 23 June 2015, 8:29 AM  
When fixing an old map to match a modern photo, I used to use this trick: in the road symbols, under "double line", switch off the street infill. Lets me see the road on the photo, and is easily reversed when finished. Doesn't seem to work for me now, the fill is still there although it stops hiding the sidelines at junctions. Anyone know what's happening here?

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 26 June 2015, 5:47 AM  
I found this interesting:

He talks about recognising tops of steep slopes with formlines, I often feel that the bottom of a steep slope is worth a formline, especially the edge of flat land.

The post has nothing to do with Route Gadget, I think that's just the author's Facebook name.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 28 June 2015, 3:53 AM  
Road infill - doh! Its working perfectly. I had a carpark that extended under the road symbol and that's what I saw:-))

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 8 July 2015, 5:05 AM  
I revisited that link from two posts ago to see which school of formline mapping the JWOC maps followed. I think it was a transient link, try and go to the posting on 26 June, also 28 June is relevant. Which do you think? Lots to be learned by studying the championship maps at this time of year.

Show Profile  addison Posted: 20 July 2015, 1:55 AM

This is pretty choice

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 July 2015, 8:18 AM  
Some good discussion about use of formlines on RouteGadget's Facebook page There are examples from O-Ringen.

Note its not about RG, it's about mapping. I think the RG guy is also a mapper, and the author of the automatic map-generator Karttapullautin

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 29 July 2015, 11:23 AM  
just a quick word of thanks to those of you who had the conversation buried somewhere deep in this thread about using the 'move parallel' tool to create footpath lines on pre-drawn roads, you saved several hours of my life and many shreds of sanity this afternoon!

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 July 2015, 12:01 PM  
The mapping committee has in mind to put the non-transient contributions onto the ONZ website, under a set of headings to make them more findable. It's waiting on another website request.

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 18 August 2015, 6:06 PM  
Announcing OcadDiff - a small tool too visualize changes between Ocad files

Show Profile  Pauli_FIN Posted: 28 August 2015, 2:14 AM  
Oh, this is my effort on the diff front:

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 11 September 2015, 3:07 PM  
Don't buy an OfficeJet Pro 8620. It's only good for black on white unless using special paper. When black is printed with colour adjacent on regular paper, it spreads like blotting paper. Today I detected a slight stepping of a long straight line as it went down the page, and on closer inspection there are nine "rows" that aren't printed properly . (Don't feel bad Paul, at least you replied:-))

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