Post by zeitsev on Sept 4, 2021 14:42:43 GMT
If creating a larger map is desired but exact scaling is not an issue, another approach is:
1) Open MS Paint, then open the desired map jpg file in it.
2) Go to the Paint "File" tab and click; scroll your cursor down to "Print"; then 3 options will appear. Select "Page setup".
3) A series of button options will appear. Go to the one for "Scaling". Select "Fit to" and insert the number of paper sheets both horizontally and vertically you want in your final map.
4) To see how the map will look before printing it, go back above to Step 2) "File; Print; and now click 'Print preview'.
If you wish to experiment more, you can adjust how the map will look when printed by using the 'Portrait' and 'Landscape' buttons located under "Page setup" (see Step 3).
There are also other options there including "Paper and Margin size" and "Resizing" the original map file.
When printing, I typically use cardstock because of the physical stiffness it provides.
Cardstock also comes in different colors, which helps improve the look of black and white base map files. Ive used both ivory/beige and green.
MS Paint also has drawing capability should you wish to modify the base map by adding a grid, text, colors, features, etc or erasing things.