Producing Printed Output

Cartographica has two ways to create printed output: Quick Printing and Map Layout printing.

As one might expect, Quick Printing provides a quick way to create printed output for use either on the screen or in a PDF. It's no-frills and represents exactly what is currently on the screen.

Map Layout is much more sophisticated printing mechanism which uses a Map Layout document to define the way that the map will look on the printed page. In exchange for the additional complexity, Map Layout provides a way to print more than one map on a page and to add adornments, such as legends, scale, north arrows and more.