View Full Version : Caeruin - The Complete Overview

08-26-2010, 11:33 AM
Hey there,

this is a map of Caeruin where all the realms, lands, cities, holds, castles and villages are located. It is an alternate version of my Caeruin XXL map (see WIP here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10958-WIP-Caeruin-XXL)) in a satellite style.

My next maps will certainly get smaller. For now I'm ready with huge sizes and files. *sigh* :)

--> scrollable map here (map changed, sorry) <-- (http://www.caeruin.de/kartenwerk.html)


08-26-2010, 02:35 PM
This is one beautiful map. I love those ice shelves. One question though - there are no ice shelves at the northernmost part of the map. How so?

Repped, at any rate.

08-27-2010, 02:41 PM
I've also been thinking about, if not everywhere in the northern region must be ice shelf. No idea ... must? Anyway, I'm not a big fan of 'it's magic', but sometimes you just need to set priorities. In this case, it looks better with ice than without. And I was not in the mood, to fill the whole ocean with ice shelf. :D

Thanks for the rep! :)


08-27-2010, 02:44 PM
that is beautiful - excellent work. I'll just stare it for the next 2 hours ;)

08-28-2010, 06:35 AM
very wonderful map ... I like the color. And the High Res map is spectacular

PS: ich werde mich jetzt eine Weile auf deiner Homepage zu Caeruin verlieren ... scheint ne interessante Geschichte zu sein.

08-28-2010, 10:47 AM
Thanks, guys.

I made the map on my homepage now scrollable. Individual countries may also be driven directly. Yeah, I love JavaScript! :)

--> squeeze me <-- (http://www.caeruin.de/kartenwerk.html)

Please forgive me, actually only the first links work exactly (Harador). It's still under construction and I'm looking for a way to stop the autoscrolling when I want to continue scrolling with the mouse. My JavaScript knowledge is limited. So if anyone has a suggestion how I could do this ... :)

The (important) cities will also become an info box when hovering. But first I need to get everything right.


08-28-2010, 12:56 PM
That's really snazzy, I'm diggin it very much. Wish I knew how to do anything for a website, this is how I'd do it. The only thing I might change is that the map starts in the upper left, I'd make it zoomed out and centered.

08-28-2010, 01:19 PM
Of course it's not an eyecandy when it is starting in the upper left edge. The plan is, to show a little intro (or even an infobox) at this place first.

I don't know how I make it zoomable. I think it's not compatible to mootools (http://demos111.mootools.net/Fx.Scroll), what I'd use for the scrolling effects.

Well, it is not as mighty as http://mapventures.com/int/ (O_O), but it works well, is easily implemented and requires only a few HTML and CSS knowledges. :)


08-28-2010, 01:42 PM
This is a beautiful map. And that scrolly thing is awesome! Have some rep!

08-28-2010, 11:48 PM
I am "gobsmacked " with that map and idea of the scrollable map. I am particularly impressed with Harador 6/13 , 7/13 and 10/13. Is there a way to see more of 10/13 Unterschrift "Die Welt von? " My German is very limited and perhaps you have explained it somewhere where I missed it because of my lack of German.


08-29-2010, 08:03 AM
Thanks! :)

@ Surveyor
Well, yes, you can click the links below ("Karte in Originalgröße anschauen") or the deviantART button. Or explain my gallery folder here, that contains the most of my maps.

The scrollable map got now an intro text and a quickstart button. :)


09-02-2010, 07:05 PM
This looks great! It has a very realistic feel to it and is very eye pleasing as well. Also, it invites to explore, which - to me - is one of the most important attributes of a good map.

My next maps will certainly get smaller. For now I'm ready with huge sizes and files. *sigh*

Haha, I know exactly what you mean by that. :)

09-03-2010, 08:21 AM
Thanks, Rongar.

Also, it invites to explore, which - to me - is one of the most important attributes of a good map.
That sounds good! :)


09-06-2010, 05:49 PM
I like this map a lot. The scale is huge, and it has great details. I can see the world developing in my mind!

09-06-2010, 07:19 PM
Very nice Quabbe! Besides the HUGE size, I really love the color-palette! Don't even wanne think about the time you spend labelling this piece... gratz and rep! cheers!

09-06-2010, 07:37 PM
Stunning - excellent work. Love the colours and the detail. Just beautiful. Repped and rated.

09-06-2010, 07:44 PM
Thanks, guys! :)

09-08-2010, 01:22 PM
Excellent work. Making a BIG map manageable is a feat in and of itself More inspiration.. oh and have some rep.