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Design Maps: Help with overlapping borders.: 7/2/2010 22:22:40

Level 6
How do I share a border between objects in Inkscape?

I have a map that will be split into many countries, with multiple territories within each country. Each territory will be an object, but my limited experience tells me you need to create a new set of connected lines for each object. I don't want to retrace the borders more than once if I can help it. Is there a way to draw my "Bezier curve and straight lines" once over my reference image, then group together the lines together into an object?

Design Maps: Help with overlapping borders.: 7/2/2010 23:08:26

Level 57

WarLight Creator
I'm not an Inkscape expert, and if you don't get a good answer here I would suggest trying an Inkscape forum. However, here's one thing that may help if I understand your question correctly:

1. Draw a bigger object that encompasses both territories
2. Select the pencil, and draw a line where the border should be
3. Select both the line and the big object
4. Click Path -> Division

This will cut the big object into two pieces along the line, and their borders will overlap exactly.

Does this help? There may be an easier way.
Design Maps: Help with overlapping borders.: 7/3/2010 01:42:49

Level 6
Perfect! Thanks! This helps me break up my countries into territories.
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