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Technical Assistance / Re: svg display problems Inkscape user on Mac
« Last post by AdrianJ on October 01, 2014, 10:24:07 pm »
If you don't need to edit the symbols themselves, then Gravit (free and open source) might also be worth a look: http://gravit.io/

It can run your web browser or be downloaded as an app for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It's support for SVG seems strange - you can drag multiple symbols onto the canvas and they are scalable and appear vector, but are not editable. But at least you can build up a complete diagram without the problems of Inkscape. If you try it, let me know how it works out for you.
Technical Assistance / Re: svg display problems Inkscape user on Mac
« Last post by AdrianJ on September 26, 2014, 03:47:05 pm »
I am sorry, I don't have a solution for you. I just tried Inkscape 0.91 and the problem still exists. Maybe you should try filing a bug report with Inkscape?

There are some other free svg editors out there, but I am not sure how good there are. I tend to go with Illustrator most of the time and occasionally our online diagram creator:
ian.umces.edu/diagrammer which has direct access to all our symbols.
Technical Assistance / Re: svg display problems Inkscape user on Mac
« Last post by TimGrayson on September 26, 2014, 11:19:51 am »
Hi Adrian did you find out how to fix this? I'm also having this issue and it looks like I'm not the only one. And did you try the 3 Week Diet or not?

Would be helpful if anyone knows how to fix this. Thanks.

Symbol Creation Service / Re: Four new clam species
« Last post by jonathanklaiber23 on September 24, 2014, 01:19:13 am »
My agency manages shellfish and my group works primarily with bivalves. There are no current west coast species in the Mollusc section of the symbol library. This is a topic that was discussed here before and at first it seemed simple and I thought I got it. However, I wanted to ask some questions because I could not find the answers online. There was one other site that mentioned it.

The primary bay clam species are:
Basket cockle, Clinocardium nuttallii
Gaper or Horse clam, Tresus capax
Butter clam, Saxidomus gigantea
Native Littleneck, Protothaca staminea

I have attached photos of each species.

Beautiful!  Do you have a bigger image of the Clinocardium nuttallii?
Technical Assistance / Re: Mac user
« Last post by AdrianJ on July 22, 2014, 11:15:44 pm »
No need or use for VMWare - just follow the instructions for where to place the files within your Illustrator directories. Let us know if you have any problems.
Technical Assistance / Re: Mac user
« Last post by educationalp on July 22, 2014, 10:12:26 pm »
Good point about VMWare, although since we no longer provide the self-installing windows versions, this isn't really relevant anymore. Now you simply unzip the downloaded file into the appropriate folder on either platform and you are set.

Just to follow up on Jan's other question about larger previews, all our symbols are now in our image library so it is now possible to search and browse them all. You could also try our online diagram creator which replaces the need for Adobe Illustrator and provides a built in search function, as well as much larger thumbnails.

I know this is an old thread but I a noob and need some information. I am a mac user and I am just wondering, as of today, what is the best way to run this? I can do with or without vmware.
Symbol Contributions / Re: A few more new images
« Last post by peri on June 05, 2014, 01:09:35 am »
Nice, Alice!
Symbol Contributions / A few more new images
« Last post by alicerogers2 on April 30, 2014, 02:54:28 am »
A couple more:

Graysby - Cephalopholis cruentata
Blue chromis - Chromis cyanea
Symbol Contributions / New reef fish images
« Last post by alicerogers2 on April 30, 2014, 02:52:02 am »
Some new images I have created

Nassau grouper - Epinephelus striatus
Brown surgeonfish - Acanthurus nigrofuscus
Caribbean reef shark - Carcharhinus perezii
Longspined sea urchin - Diadema antillarum
Redband parrotfish - Sparisoma aurofrenatum


Technical Assistance / Re: creating oblique watershed base
« Last post by whitehats on April 08, 2014, 07:11:40 am »
I had a look at your attachment and I think you're on the right track. What I'd suggest is that you try to simplify the outline first as GIS files typically have thousands of extraneous points.

Select the outline, go to Object>Path>Simplify, and then you can play with curve precision and angle threshold to get something that works. Make sure you click the Preview box to see how many points are being eliminated, and the new shape - you can even select 100% curve precision and it may still eliminate additional points.
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