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Commemorative Map?

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 10:44am
by FasterFerret
Does anyone know of a company that would be able to print out a poster-sized map of the UK with my JOGLE route overlaid on it?

I have a nice space on my office wall that needs some decoration...

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 10:52am
by LollyKat
If you can create a file on your computer then there are lots of small printers who could do it - talk to your local ones and see what file format they would prefer. Or photo shops like Jessops print posters.

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 12:37pm
by Mick F
I produced my own in two pieces of A4, stuck them together carefully, then had it photocopied onto A3.
No doubt it could have been enlarged using a suitable photocopier up to A2 or A1.

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 1:31pm
by rjb
Mrs rjb found this then gave it me on my birthday.
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Lejog

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 1:57pm
by thirdcrank
I fear that if you altered a printed map DIY then asked a commercial printer to make a large copy there might be copyright problems. OS produce all sorts of specially commissioned one-off maps but I could imagine something like this being in arm-and-a-leg territory, even if they do it.

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 1:57pm
by FasterFerret
rjb wrote:Mrs rjb found this then gave it me on my birthday.
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Now I do like that.

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 2:21pm
by FasterFerret
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So RWGPS gets you close. Not as 'pretty' as I would like it to be though. And the zoom function is not very precise - you either get half of France or you start chopping bits off the top and the bottom.

Email sent to support, let's see what they come back with...

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 7:30am
by Igobybike
Just as a matter of interest, although it may interest you or not :-) I had a commemorative frame sticker made of my route.

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Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 20 Sep 2018, 8:23am
by heathfield55
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I bought a large laminated map and added marker pins to where I stayed. Possibly with right laminated surface and marker pen you could draw your route. Just an idea

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 20 Sep 2018, 9:12am
by FasterFerret
Thanks for the suggestions.

I have actually managed to make some progress on this. I will post the details shortly.

Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 7:00pm
by Nickeveson
This is the route taken by the Wimps this year....and I have stuck various cropped pictures to it...hope this is of interest
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Re: Commemorative Map?

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 10:14pm
by Alan58
This was the map I used