How to color world maps (as seen on Wikipedia)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jent, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
  2. macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    ...paint bucket? Or am I not understanding the question?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    That would mean meticulously clicking Canada dozens of times to get all of its islands. Repeat for the geographical intricacies of nearly two hundred countries.

    I was thinking that since thousands of articles work off the same template, there must be a website that lists the countries and allows you to make them as you see fit, automatically applying the color of choice to the full country.
  4. LPZ
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    The files you linked to are .svg files. I opened the second with Inkscape. It seems that all the regions that belong to a given country (eg, Canada and all its islands) are grouped, so you can simply select a group and choose a fill color.

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