Exporting points e.g. Dot -Red as PDf to open in Illustrator.

NEVNEV Global Mapper UserPosts: 28Trusted User
Exported points e.g. Dot -Red as PDfF, when opened in Illustrator appear as a white square with a red + in the middle but have no stroke or fill attributes when opened in Illustrator, and cannot be assigned such attribiutes, nor can they be grouped and selected as a group. Suggestions please?


  • geomanniegeomannie Global Mapper User Posts: 211Trusted User
    Can Illustrator open KMZ/KML files? If so, you can export point data from GM with a defined point style that can be opened in other programmes. This is an image of points classified as "Bank" in GM exported as KML, then opened in GoogleEarth.
  • NEVNEV Global Mapper User Posts: 28Trusted User
    Thank for trying geomannie - but Illustrator cannot open KMZ/KML files.Google Earth correctly dispays the point symbol as shown in GM, but no matter what type of point symbol I give (in GM), I get the same response from Illustrator. I will ask the Illustrator community for advice.
  • sphillipssphillips Posts: 207
    If I am not mistaken that is Illustrator's way of telling you that you have 'overset text'. In other words the text is larger than the frame in which it sits. This causes overset text to appear as if it is missing. There are articles online for fixing this issue within Illustrator. 

    Many map symbols in Global Mapper and ESRI are in fact symbols saved in font sets. In the case of Global Mapper's dots, I think they use the bullets in the Times New Roman font. Adobe Acrobat says they are Times New Roman followed by a hyphen and number e.g. Times New Roman-1641. There may be many cases with different numbers. That means that when I open a map in Illustrator it cannot find the font due to the random hyphen and number at the end. You can fix this in Illustrator by using 'Resolve Missing Fonts...' to substitute them. This might in turn fix the overset text.
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