View Full Version : Auralia , a touring map

08-28-2010, 09:41 AM

This is my final version of Auralia. I tried to make this project a bit more ambitious than my first map. The map is based on popular touring maps which were avaiable from Motoring organisations for a small price for its members in the 60's until early 90's, when they became more concerned with insurance rather than motoring assistance and advice. Auralia is a country not far West of Australia. hence there are lots of similarities between Auralia and Australia.

The map is made mainly with Gimp , although I used CS5 extensively for labelling. I learnt a lot in this exercise.
I made the brushes for symbols (gbr), roads and railroads (gih) with Gimp . I had a lot of trouble with the creasing or folds of the map. In the end, I think I got it reasonably right and I made a small tutorial for novices like myself.

WIP = http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?11569-Auralia-a-touring-map
Tut = http://www.cartographersguild.com
/showthread.php?11641-Realistic-Fold-Marks (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?11641-Realistic-Fold-Marks)


08-28-2010, 09:46 AM
these touring maps you make are absolutely amazing. they really bring a life to the world you are portraying.

08-28-2010, 01:03 PM
This is just some great work, I loves me some highly detailed maps with keys. Repped and rated.

08-28-2010, 01:43 PM
Great map. Repped!

08-29-2010, 03:56 AM
Very interesting map and I'm certainly going to check out your tutorial on folds.Repped.

08-29-2010, 08:52 AM
Thank You All for your kind comments and reps.