anyone know of good mapping tools?
in particular, if you wanted to produce a map you could use in a book rather than online. any suggestions?
(for a colleague)
@omniadisce Not sure what you mean by produce a map. However, graphviz may be something that may help you if you're needing to create something that may have parent child relationships.
@omniadisce I used it to map out a sql server cluster showing databases and their respective interface endpoints in about 20 minutes after i produced the counters i needed for it (and once i understood the language)
@omniadisce mapbox.com has a lot of tools for this. It's easy to export a map.
@omniadisceif its for geography & spacial maps, have a look at QGIS. Maybe overwhelming at first, but has all the functionality & lots of plugins. tutorials on youtybe forsure.
@omniadisceI usually use IDL/ENVI for working with geospatial information, but also maybe give arcGIS a try
@omniadisce check out http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/
@omniadisce Yeah. That's ... somewhat entailed though.
First off: what do you mean by "a map?"