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Diamond
09-29-2010, 10:13 PM
While I work and struggle on my NYC challenge map, I wanted to start something else so that when I get frustrated on the challenge map, I can go and get frustrated on this map. :D

This is going to be a post-apocalyptic Canada, after a massive climatic upheaval (the whole planet is much, MUCH warmer; there's no polar ice any longer, but the Earth is also a bit closer to the sun now, so that extra water has somewhat evaporated). ...Which is my non-scientific and easy-way-out to explain mostly familiar coastlines. :D

Rythal
09-29-2010, 10:30 PM
Eek! the great lakes are gone :/

I always like looking at how greenland would look if it were thawed. good job so far!

Diamond
09-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Thanks! Yeah, the Great Lakes is now the Great Empty, a big, arid barren spot only a bit more hospitable than the Waste Land, which is most of the US, Mexico, and points south.

jtougas
09-30-2010, 03:51 AM
While I work and struggle on my NYC challenge map, I wanted to start something else so that when I get frustrated on the challenge map, I can go and get frustrated on this map. :D

This is going to be a post-apocalyptic Canada, after a massive climatic upheaval (the whole planet is much, MUCH warmer; there's no polar ice any longer, but the Earth is also a bit closer to the sun now, so that extra water has somewhat evaporated). ...Which is my non-scientific and easy-way-out to explain mostly familiar coastlines. :D

Post-apocalyptic Canada? who would notice... Oof.. just kidding looks cool and a cool story to make you look closer at the map.. :)

Sapiento
09-30-2010, 05:51 AM
cool..no..warm idea! ;)

Steel General
09-30-2010, 08:08 AM
Post Apocalyptic Canada? - Did all the beer suddenly disappear? :D

Looking good so far...

Diamond
10-02-2010, 10:42 PM
Update; still working on the mountains! I put in some preliminary names, though they're subject to change.

bartmoss
10-03-2010, 10:45 AM
Map's nice. One river problem: How can a river run out of the great empty into the ocean? Those former lakes are still lower than the surroundings, for sure, or otherwise you need to fix how they are displayed on the map.

Here's a good reference for an ice-free Greenland: http://www.biomind.de/nogreenhouse/daten/Greenland-no-ice.jpg

Here's another awesome one: http://www.berann.com/panorama/archive/image/PN_W_05.jpg

Guess you are pretty close, except for the northern channel. :)

Diamond
10-04-2010, 05:21 AM
Yep, that river'll be corrected. I took a bit of artistic license with the flooded Greenland, and if you look closely you can see that I also separated Nova Scotia from the mainland. There's a reason for that though. ;)

Aval Penworth
10-04-2010, 08:15 AM
Yep, if you look closely you can see that I also separated Nova Scotia from the mainland. There's a reason for that though. ;)

Yeah, one of my best mates is from Nova Scotia. So to me the reason is obvious. :lol: