Vector map of USA in Adobe Illustrator [.AI]
Archive size: 12 Mb
Map data: 2015
Projection: GSM WGS-84
[Available in PDF and other formats: .DWG; .AI; .EPS; .CDR; .PPT.]
Very accurate vector map of United States of America in [.AI] format, also can be purchased in other formats for the same price.
This USA vectorial map has:
Main cities with names
Please see the attached preview images.
Need more data on this Illustrator map of USA? No problem, just write or call us.
USA Relief maps in vector format (*ai)
All states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
AI Relied USA map. Purchasing and downloading
We accept credit cards and PayPal. After the payment you will be redirected to the download page.
License: Royalty Free. You can make as many copies as you want, also edit/print this maps with no extra fee.
We provide high quality vector maps of all countries. Enjoy!
Tips/Tricks/Tutorials & News about vector maps.
I received my beta access to Mapbox Studio today. This means I haven't had a lot of time to familiarize myself with the new, non-CartoCSS, based Mapbox Studio. Luckily you don't need a lot of time, as the new Mapbox Studio is a breeze to use.
Mapbox Studio gives you complete control over the design of your maps. It allows you to define the colors of map layers, change the size & fonts of map labels and even add & style your own data on the map. If you want to see what is possible with Mapbox Studio then have a look at Six of the Best Mapbox Studio Styles.
The biggest drawback to (what Mapbox are now calling) Mapbox Studio Classic is that it relied on CartoCSS. CartoCSS does allow you to have amazing control over the design your vector maps. Unfortunately it has a quite a steep learning curve.
The new Mapbox Studio requires no knowledge of CartoCSS. In fact it really is unbelievably easy to use. Open up the new Mapbox Studio in your browser and you can start designing your new map style straight away. Mapbox Studio does come with 43 guides to help you design your maps but you can easily start using Studio from the get-go, without having to pour through the guides beforehand.
Unfortunately Mapbox Studio is still invite only. If you haven't received your invite yet then you can prepare yourself by playing with Mapworks. Mapworks is a browser based utility for styling OpenStreetMap data for static maps.
Mapworks is like a pared down version of Mapbox Studio, which allows you to save you data as a PNG or SVG static image file. Compared to Mapbox Studio, Mapworks has a much more limited range of map features which you can style. You can't style the map labels and you can't add your own data to the map. However if you need to create a static map then Mapworks is a great utility to help you create a uniquely designed map.
If you are still using the Google Maps API then you can use Google's Styled Maps Wizard.
The wizard allows you to adjust the colors of individual map
elements and create the JSON code that can then be used with the Google
You can also use Google Maps Colorizr to create map styles for the Google Maps API. Google Maps Colorizr also allows you to changes the colors of map features in the browser and cut & paste the resulting JSON code for your completed map style. Source.
Please find more Vector city maps, printable and editable.
Tips & Vector map News
Welcome to Mapublisher! Dear Class:
This week you will be introduced to a great program -- or plug-in -- called Mapublisher (see the cool brochure here). Mapublisher works within FreeHand (or Illustrator); so you don't even have to learn a new program's interface to use it.
What it does is make FreeHand a GIS. You can import GIS shapefiles, GeoTIFFs, spatial data tables, and even query things. (If you don't understand any of this, please don't panic, but just hang in there!) You can even export your map as a georeferenced shapefile or GeoTIFF when you are done.
Even more crucially, it allows you to do the following things right in FreeHand:
- Re-project your map;
- You can label points, lines, and polygons;
- Design fancy graticules;
- Make arbitrary coordinate systems (e.g., A-H, 1-5);
- Have Mapublisher index all of the places and create a table of contents for the back side of your map (e.g., Duluth: C-5; Minneapolis: E-4);
- You can create buffers, scales, and even systematically design visual variables; and
- Create very detailed and preformatted legends.
It does a lot more, but you won't even necessarily need to use it to do the above. The crucial thing is that it allows you to import all types of raster and vector data that is available online and elsewhere right into FreeHand and layer the data on top of one another so they align perfectly. For those of you using FreeHand, this plug-in will be the program that allows you to get the cartographic data you need to make your maps into FreeHand.
Unfortunately, the department only has licenses for Mapublisher in FreeHand. Those of you using Illustrator may want to test Mapublisher out in FreeHand -- at least the ins-and-outs found in the tutorial -- and then when you have your data, download the Trial Version of Mapublisher for Illustrator -- which is good for 10 days. You may want to do this over Spring Break (if you aren't going anywhere) so that you have ample time to import your data and play around.
Also, for those of you who have FreeHand, or will download a trial version of it, you can download a Trial Version of Mapublisher too. 10-day limit, though. Finally, a further drawback is that we can only use Mapublisher on seven computers at a time. So please work in groups of two or three when you are going through it. Source.
Setting File Browser preferences You can set the following File Browser preferences:
Do Not Process Files Larger Than
Specify the maximum file seize that the File Browser processes. Large files can slow down the File Browser.
Display Most Recently Used Folders
Enter a number of most recently viewed folders that appear in the location bar.
Custom Thumbnail Size
Specify the pixel width of the thumbnails that appear in the Preview palette.
Allow Background Processing
Select to use extra processing power to pre-generate cache information like previews and metadata.
Select to view better quality previews of images. Generating these larger previews requires more disk space for the cache.
Render Vector Files
Select this option if you want the File Browser to display thumbnails of vector files, such as Illustrator files.
Parse XMP Metadata from Non-image Files
Allows you to view and edit the metadata of nonimage files, such as text files.
Keep Sidecar Files with Master Files
you to move, copy, delete, or rename XMP and THM sidecar files along
with the master file. Sidecar files help other applications process the
metadata associated with a file. Source.
False InDesign Preflight report with placed AI files
For a number of reasons, AI (Adobe Illustrator format) is the preferred file format instead of EPS for placing Illustrator artwork in InDesign. However, there is one small drawback to the AI format. If you have an AI file that contains only black or spot colors, and you place the AI file in InDesign, the Preflight command (File > Preflight) gives a false report. In the Colors and Inks section of the Preflight report, process C, M and Y will be listed as being used, even if they are not used in the AI file.
This is unfortunate, since in this case Preflight is no longer helpful as a way to see if you mistakenly used process colors in your layout. The best workaround is to choose Window > Output > Separations Preview, and examine the C, M, and Y separations individually to make certain that no objects using these colors appear on your pages.
Explore the world of Kuler
Visit kuler.adobe.com to view thousands of color themes created by a huge community of users. Create and contribute your own color themes, and download themes that you like as Adobe Swatch Exchange files for easy use in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop.
The interface used in Kuler to create new color themes is similar to the new Live Color feature in Illustrator CS3, which lets you create a color and then quickly find complementary colors, split complements, analogous colors, etc.
Illustrator CS3 communicates directly with Kuler via the new Kuler palette (found in Window > Adobe Labs > Kuler) in Illustrator.
Mac users can download the Kuler Dashboard Widget from the Kuler web site for another easy way to quickly access Kuler.
Deleting Preference files, revisited
In a previous entry, I described how (and why) to delete the preference file automatically as InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop or Bridge start up.
Well, it turns out that this works in Illustrator also. You just don't receive a confirmation dialog box in Illustrator that anything has happened, but your Illustrator preference file will indeed be deleted. Just hold down the same key sequence (command-option-shift-control (Macintosh) or control-alt-shift (Windows)) immediately after you click the Illustrator icon to launch Illustrator, and keep holding the keys until Illustrator has finished starting up.
If your copy of Illustrator is misbehaving in any way, this is always the first thing to try. The only downside is that you will lose any custom settings that you have applied in the Preferences dialog box.
Interactive design tutorials and white paper
I've been spending a lot of time lately helping "print" designers get up to speed on designing interactive projects. A few months ago Adobe hired me to create some training resources about interaction design. The result is four free resources that can be found on Adobe.com (click on the "interactive" tab on this page.
All these resources are intended to equip designers with what they need to know to move into interaction design. The resources include:
A comprehensive 17 page white paper titled Interaction design: Designing for interactivity on screens: a primer for print designers (pdf)
Three "Interaction 101" video tutorials on Adobe TV. Each 10-15 minute video covers a single interactive workflow, and includes source files so you can follow along:
Interaction 101: Create an Interactive Guide with InDesign CS5
How to use InDesign CS5 to create an interactive document for the Web.
(related source files)
Interaction 101: Create a simple web application with Flash Catalyst CS5
How to use Illustrator CS5 and Flash Catalyst CS5 to create a web application.
(related source files)
Interaction 101: Create a simple banner ad with Flash Professional CS5
How to use Photoshop CS5 and Flash Professional CS5 to create a web banner ad.
(related source files)
Upcoming speaking gigs
When it rains, it pours! I've got a full slate of conferences that I'm speaking at in the upcoming weeks. If you can get to any of these conferences, I highly recommend them!
AAF Central MN Event (St. Cloud, MN)
3/28/2013, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Session: 5+4+3: 5 things every designer MUST know about InDesign, 4 about Photoshop, and 3 about Illustrator
MMPA Summit & Expo (Minneapolis, MN)
Session: How to create "immersive reading experiences" in tablet publications
Session: 5 ways to add animation to Adobe DPS publications
PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference (Austin, TX)
4/28/2013 - 5/1/2013
Panel Session: Moving Your Publication from Print to Tablet
Tutorial: Publishing Your iPad app: The Hardest Step Explained
Use the code TXKG88 to save $25 off the registration cost.
Adobe MAX (Los Angeles, CA)
5/4/2013 - 5/8/2013
Hands-on Labs: L7939: Designing for iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide for Print Designers
Probably can also be interesting US states and counties maps Adobe Illustrator.