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Cantoffie
06-02-2010, 06:05 PM
This is a Map i have been working on for 8 years. IT IS MASSIVE... and will take 10-15 mins for even the fastest internet.

Soooo.. grab a coffee, beer, or lemonade and then sit back take a look... scroll around (used the horizontal one ;) )

Legend[for now until i make a proper one]

Yellow lines- major collector roads
White- arterial roads and streets
Blue- freeways
Orange- city owned parkways
Black lines- rail(both commuter and freight)
Brown- on and off ramps and interchanges.
Purple- bus transitway's

Pink- developed area
Green- park
Lighter green- golf course
Orange- Institutional
light yellow- community nodes(stadiums, community centers, race tracks... etc.)
purple- relevant shopping areas

HERE IS IS:

https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Photos/map2%203.png?w=3aedc2f1


And this is the Omaha ONE transit system and the Council Bluffs >GO> system.
http://www.cartographersguild.com/album.php?albumid=250&attachmentid=25416

Gidde
06-02-2010, 06:08 PM
That's an impressive amount of work done in MSP, thanks for posting!

Ascension
06-02-2010, 08:43 PM
For the full file you might want something like imageshack. For The Guild we have 2 restrictions: roughly 4000 x 4000 and under 4.7 megabytes.

Cantoffie
06-02-2010, 11:07 PM
For the full file you might want something like imageshack. For The Guild we have 2 restrictions: roughly 4000 x 4000 and under 4.7 megabytes.

Haha nope that wont work. Imageshack does not work either. Im going to try Deviantart, but they have not sent me the activation email.

tilt
06-04-2010, 11:24 AM
can't see any of those links?

Gidde
06-04-2010, 12:19 PM
You could also try dropbox (http://dropbox.com). You can put anything up there you like, and I think it starts you with 256MB of space (so your 20MB file should fit). Just make sure you put it in the public section of your dropbox, then right click on the flie and it gives you an option to copy the public link.

tilt
06-04-2010, 01:30 PM
Dropbox actually starts by giving you 2 gig for free - and if you use this link (https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTU5NzY3MzM5) - I'll get 250 mb extra ;) ... and dropbox does allow for making a public folder where you can just mail the link to people :)

Gidde
06-05-2010, 01:58 AM
Haha, yeah, I have 2.5GB, I just found out when I uploaded my tut there. Use tilt's link, he deserves the space ;)

Rythal
06-07-2010, 09:17 PM
wow. that is a lot of work. good stuff.

Milkbot
06-07-2010, 09:26 PM
Absolutely incredible

tilt
06-09-2010, 06:58 AM
pictures don't work here... :(

Fransie
06-09-2010, 07:25 AM
pictures don't work here... :(

Try using the direct links:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25416&d=1275515349
http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25417&d=1275515818

tilt
06-09-2010, 10:27 AM
ahh.. you've uploaded them as bmp's - thats why. For future reference, bmp's don't show directly in the browser, so a better (and smaller) format would be jpg - that way people can see your maps without having to download them first :)

Pretty cool maps though, lots of work in those :)

Cantoffie
06-10-2010, 11:27 AM
If you think that is amazing... The map is actually like at least 12-15 times biggger than that downtown picture. :b

Cantoffie
07-13-2010, 09:29 PM
There you GO!!! I posted it in the first thread post!!! Haha!

Fudge cakes it is big.

Cantoffie
07-14-2010, 10:30 AM
I'm wondering if people can view the big picture I posted?

Midgardsormr
07-14-2010, 11:56 AM
Yes, I can view it. As mentioned earlier, you'll get much better results if you save to a compressed file format. For images like these, png would be best. Failing that, gif. Both of those are lossless, unlike jpeg, which means that you lose no quality. Bitmap is pretty much the most inefficient form of image storage there is (that's still in use, at any rate). I've compressed your image with png-24 and attached it to this message. The original file is 3.7 MB. The compressed version is only 158 kB, 23 times smaller.

I'm not sure which version of Paint you're using, but mine can save to png, and I'm fairly sure that all of them going back to at least Win98 can save to gif.

Cantoffie
07-14-2010, 12:02 PM
Ok I will try and do that tonight!

himmelhand
07-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Hmmm, this isn't the Omaha-Council Bluffs of Nebraska/Iowa that I know and live in. Care to elaborate more?

Normally I just lurk, but as this is my hometown it is of particular interest.

Edited because I reread it and thought I sounded disrespectful: It's a nice pair of maps, it just doesn't appear to correspond to any of the existing geography within the city.

Cantoffie
07-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Hahahaha... I knew someone would pipe in from omaha.

Since you live there you deserve an explanation of why it is nothing like the city.

Well you see I started a very small map with a entirely fictional layout and geography, and overtime expanded the edges of the city. It turned into this. When I started out I was not "recreating" any city or real existence. I was purely creating a city of imagination. I decided to name it and label it a city I knew nothing about. Hahaha

I purely only used the name of omaha and council bluffs because I thought the names fit well with the look of the city.

Also the river going north-south was similar (in direction) as that of the Missouri river(i think?) but not similarin shape... I will agree.

As for being "disrespectful". I must first say I did this ou of my own image of a city, although it has a distinctively European feel to the center and Midwest feel on the outskirts. I think personally that my "recreation" of a city is more fuctional than really any US city. It's transportation system goes everywhere. It would be entirely practical. As for schools, hospitals, fire dept, and police stations they are sort of randomly placed(but very similar in location to my hometown of Ottawa.

Anyway I will be making a legend for the map in the coming days so people can better understand the map.

For now,

Yellow lines- major collector roads
White- arterial roads and streets
Blue- freeways
Orange- city owned parkways
Black lines- rail(both commuter and freight)
Purple- bus transitway's

Pink developed area
Green- park
Lighter green golf course

Cantoffie
08-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Ok So i Uploaded A .png photo of my map... also has a bunch of changes to the downtown Council Bluffs Area, and Calian area(Camden, Omaha City)