I have been looking for a solution to laser cutting a city map that happens to have a LOT of small islands/tidal areas in several surrounding rivers. I’d like to kind of combine them into larger sets so there will be less of them to place after the cut (sort of a 3d map with a water layer, then roads engraved so I’m cutting out all water). Am I missing a way to do this either with snazzy maps (or other map source) when creating the map or illustrator or inkscape after the fact? I did a test cut and wound up with like a zillion little land pieces many of which are teeny tiny.
Thanks for the quick response! I can delete them but what if I want to combine them into one land mass as all together they make up a significant feature but individually there are just too many to deal with?
You would be better off editing those areas as a bitmap, and using a paintbrush to fill in the gaps, then importing the finished areas to your vector program, and tracing the outlines to produce the required cut paths.