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Diamond
09-05-2010, 01:02 AM
Well, mearrin convinced me to enter, so here goes nothin'. :)

I'm going to bite off a potentially indegestion-causing piece and map not only most of New York State, but also an inset map of the Great Ruins - New York City. The idea is that global warming, super-plagues, total economic collapse, and maybe a stray nuke or two have done away with modern civilization. This map'll be set maybe two or three centuries from now.

No WIP yet; just wanted to get this up before I changed my mind. Now I'm committed. :D

edit: added WIP; figured I'd better put something up.

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mearrin69
09-05-2010, 01:24 AM
Woot! You're on the hook now. Looking forward to it!
M

tilt
09-05-2010, 04:48 AM
go diamond - nice concept :) ... actually thought a little about that, like changing sea levels and such :)

Diamond
09-05-2010, 05:45 AM
Yeah, I found an EXTREMELY handy site: http://flood.firetree.net/ that lets you raise sea levels up to 14 meters anywhere on the planet, using Google Maps application. Seriously awesome idea. And now I won't have to puzzle out a base map showing accurate flooding. :D

tilt
09-05-2010, 06:15 AM
wow.. thats a cool application, and thank good we're 21 meter above sealevel.. although our hospital and all the shops dissapear long before that. ;)

Diamond
09-07-2010, 06:38 PM
A teensy bit of progress; adding in some rough color, fiddling with major rivers.

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Djekspek
09-07-2010, 07:52 PM
Great idea! also the flood thing is pretty cool, I clicked it and see the city where I live in flooded (coincidence.... or does it initialzie based on client-IP scans or something?)

Jaxilon
09-07-2010, 08:06 PM
Nice going, one of my ideas also involves water but it's the 3rd on my list atm and may not even get done depending on how quickly everything else works out.

Diamond
09-08-2010, 11:06 PM
A bit more work; mountains are coming along now. Note: they're not strictly following actual contours, only approximating. I also added a grunge layer which needs some more work, but gives you an idea of what the final color scheme'll look like.

mearrin69
09-08-2010, 11:54 PM
I'm liking the colors. Are the boxes at left insets? Guessing the bottom one is for Manhattan/Long Island?
M

Edit: Hmmm. When're you going to put a crown on that diamond? :)

Diamond
09-09-2010, 01:34 AM
Started work on the NYC inset; my hand is numb. :)

@mearrin: I'll put together something for avvy in a bit... maybe. :D

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torstan
09-10-2010, 09:48 AM
Wow - that's a detailed shoreline. Looking good!

torstan
09-21-2010, 06:46 PM
So I hear you're stuck - what's bugging you?

Juggernaut1981
09-21-2010, 08:12 PM
What's going on? Need a nudge? Or a Prod?

Diamond
09-22-2010, 01:15 AM
I'm experiencing a clash of styles; the way I'm doing the inset doesn't look good with the main map. Just frustrated, but I'll push through. :D

torstan
09-22-2010, 06:49 PM
I can see how that would work. I'd suggest expanding and contracting a selection based on that shoreline to even out some of the detail and then stroke it with a mid blue - darker than the sea. Then have the sea a bit darker than the standard sea and the land a little darker too, then you'll have a colour contrast but keep some continuity. But the main thing is the contract in the level of detail between the two. I think you'll need to lose some of the detail in the inset to integrate it into the piece.