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bbzwbbzw
05-03-2010, 10:51 PM
Here is my first crack at a map, Earth 400 years in the future. It's going to be part of my Vir Inter Astrum project and I am going to aim for a traditional atlas style look. Obviously a lot has changed, both in the topography and the countries.

Boslok
05-04-2010, 12:37 AM
This looks very interesting, I can't wait to see how you develop this. I just hope you fill us in with hows and whys the world looks like this in the future, it might also help on how you develop it.

Steel General
05-04-2010, 07:57 AM
Looks like a great start, looking forward to seeing this develop.

bbzwbbzw
05-04-2010, 08:23 AM
Well, I'm going to be starting from scratch... It's just too pastel-ey for me, plus I managed to screw up the projection and I cut of New Zealand.

mearrin69
05-04-2010, 12:37 PM
Looking forward to seeing it develop and finding out more about the world. Heh. Mainly interested in knowing: what the heck happened to Africa? :)
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bbzwbbzw
05-04-2010, 05:59 PM
I knew I missed something!

Anywho, here is the new style I'm going for

RobA
05-06-2010, 10:46 AM
I knew I missed something!

Anywho, here is the new style I'm going for

Bwahahahaha! I always knew that little chunk of upstate New York belonged to Canada! (Darn'd war of 1812...)

-Rob A>

Rythal
05-06-2010, 08:38 PM
Interesting changes, both political and geographical.

I take it that the sea level has risen abit?

bbzwbbzw
05-07-2010, 08:59 PM
Yeah, about 100 feet. Here is the last update before the final. Still have lots to add and tweak. The image is 70 percent of full size, so the names are a bit blurry.

tilt
05-08-2010, 03:48 AM
dammit, and I thought I was save living 21 meters (70') over sea level... have to build a tower now... ;) ... very nice work, always wondered how it would look with raised sea levels - and no, waterworld don't count *lol*

Sinnyo
05-09-2010, 12:59 PM
I love the sound of an 'Asian Co-Prosperity League'. Lovely stuff!

I'm not sure what to add, other than: I like the colours; the subtle shading on mountain ranges and such looks great; but I wonder, is your spelling of "St. Peterberg" intentional? Just wondered in case it was an easy oversight.

Daelin
05-09-2010, 03:15 PM
I'm wondering, are the new coastline based on scientific data, like topography or whatever? I should imagine that a lot more land would be submerged at sea-levels +100 feet, but please correct me if I am mistaken.
The world map looks pretty cool. The new political entities sure are interesting. Some of the island in the Asian Co-Prosperity League seem to have a weird border along their northern coasts, though.
The only thing I'd I would consider changing is maybe to give each nation their own color, to make them even more unique.

bbzwbbzw
05-12-2010, 12:24 AM
Well, I used imported a .bin file from the USGS (I think) into Fractal Terrains Pro and then just raised the water level, so I'm assuming its pretty accurate. And yeah, their was a slight error on the ACPL islands that was easily fixed.

gilgamec
05-13-2010, 11:27 PM
It looks like you've just made land that's below the new sea level into ocean ... this means that natural depressions (like the Dead Sea, or Lake Eyre in Australia, or the Turpan Basin in central Asia) which should be dry (as there's no connection to the ocean) are shown as lakes. I'm not sure if the Caspian Sea is the same ... there is a connection to the Black Sea at some fairly low altitude, but I don't know if your particular sea level change will connect them. (The Central Valley of California may also not be connected to the ocean.)

The other problem with using DEMs to show what land will look like after you raise the sea level is that you get a lot of tiny little islands, which don't fit in with the coastline on "normal" maps. I'm not sure whether this is from noise in the DEM, or from really low islands that would either erode away or not be drawn on a map. At your sea level, this is particularly visible in Siberia and in the Rio de la Plata in South America.

As a third thing (and this is a real nitpick!) a 100ft sea level rise would mean that a lot of the Greenland and Antarctic glaciers would be gone, exposing terrain around their coasts. (In addition, I believe they'd both rise relative to sea level because they lose the weight of the ice.) But that would be really tricky to model (are there maps of what Antarctica looks like under the ice?).

Dominic
05-17-2010, 08:07 AM
What happened to Australia??? Where's my home gone??? Ahhhhhhh

someguy
05-17-2010, 05:37 PM
It sake to Davy Jones locker, arr.

Aval Penworth
05-21-2010, 01:44 AM
What happened to Australia??? Where's my home gone??? Ahhhhhhh

Yeah funny how the centre of super-stable Australia sank, but rickety old California still hasn't snapped off . So biased !! ;):P

waldronate
05-21-2010, 04:32 AM
Yeah funny how the centre of super-stable Australia sank, but rickety old California still hasn't snapped off . So biased !! ;):P

California isn't rickety, it's migratory! It heard about Alaska and the western edge decided to go visit at a few cm a year.