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krinnen
11-28-2007, 06:15 AM
Hi!

Ok, first time I'm showing my stuff here...:)

This is a map showing the national boundaries of my conworld c. 107 A.E, according to the records of the NÍke Royal Library.

Political map of Adnen (http://www.krinnen.com.ar/img/mapamundo-completo.jpg)

First of all, let me apologize for there are no labels; my bad, my bad.

The map was made using Photoshop CS and a mouse; everything was done from scratch.

This map serves for my current project: to create an historical atlas, a la Colin McEvedy, of my conworld Adnen. I have to admit that I'm old fashioned in the way I work, i.e I have to draw by hand on prinouts I make, like this:

year 1 of the Aldivas migrations (http://www.krinnen.com.ar/img/001.jpg)

year 11 of the Aldivas migrations (http://www.krinnen.com.ar/img/011.jpg)

year 28 of the Aldivas migrations (http://www.krinnen.com.ar/img/028.jpg)

(These three are just examples of how I make progress. When I'm done I'm planning to first, vectorize my main map and second, do the historical atlas in the computer)

So what do you guys think?

thebax2k
11-28-2007, 09:54 AM
Your political boundary map looked very, very sharp Krinnen--almost like it was out of a Rand McNally Atlas (I'm also reminded of the incredible maps at sorol.wikispaces.com--you may want to contact that fellow to share notes and get info on how to further refine your already great maps).

Have you done a base map without the political boundaries? That type of map and a topographical map would really add a nice polish to your atlas.

Regardless, welcome aboard the Guild and good mapping.

RPMiller
11-28-2007, 01:05 PM
In your political map, there are some rather "interesting" river tracks. In particular the one in the center. What is making the river form that "rectangular" shape?

NeonKnight
11-28-2007, 01:12 PM
In your political map, there are some rather "interesting" river tracks. In particular the one in the center. What is making the river form that "rectangular" shape?

Hmmm. I can't see that :(

RPMiller
11-28-2007, 01:39 PM
Hmmm. I can't see that :(
I guess they are more triangular than rectangle, I've highlighted the specific areas to make it easy to identify.

NeonKnight
11-28-2007, 01:43 PM
I guess they are more triangular than rectangle, I've highlighted the specific areas to make it easy to identify.

Ahhh, that area. I figuered mor of a Highland Lake with a large island in the cntre feading lots of other rivers.

krinnen
11-28-2007, 04:02 PM
Your political boundary map looked very, very sharp Krinnen--almost like it was out of a Rand McNally Atlas (I'm also reminded of the incredible maps at sorol.wikispaces.com--you may want to contact that fellow to share notes and get info on how to further refine your already great maps).
The owner of that site and creator of those maps is HandsomeRob, the one who mentioned this site, and the reason why I'm here


Have you done a base map without the political boundaries? That type of map and a topographical map would really add a nice polish to your atlas.

Yes sir!! That map is drawn on top of this:

http://img160.imagevenue.com/loc816/th_82307_adnen_map_v1_122_816lo.jpg (http://img160.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=82307_adnen_map_v1_122_816lo.jpg)


However, today I did a second version of it, following Rik's tutorial.

http://img131.imagevenue.com/loc583/th_82318_adnen_map_v2_122_583lo.jpg (http://img131.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=82318_adnen_map_v2_122_583lo.jpg)



Regardless, welcome aboard the Guild and good mapping.

Thank you!!! :D



I guess they are more triangular than rectangle, I've highlighted the specific areas to make it easy to identify.

Ah, those... The one in the top-left corner is a lake; the other is a strange fork I had to make because I couldn't decide between putting a port or a cascade there, so decided to put the two. Don't know how plausible it is, really, but I believe someone, somewhere, could find a resonable explanation ;)

RPMiller
11-28-2007, 04:50 PM
Ah, those... The one in the top-left corner is a lake; the other is a strange fork I had to make because I couldn't decide between putting a port or a cascade there, so decided to put the two. Don't know how plausible it is, really, but I believe someone, somewhere, could find a resonable explanation ;)
I think I'm going to have to have RobA come and talk to you. ;) :lol:

HandsomeRob
12-04-2007, 12:56 AM
You're okay with the triangular inland-river delta, krinnen. Check out the Nile River (Bahr al Jabal) between Malakal and Bentiu, Sudan:

Naryt
12-04-2007, 09:04 AM
You're okay with the triangular inland-river delta, krinnen. Check out the Nile River (Bahr al Jabal) between Malakal and Bentiu, Sudan:

You need to remember that the Nile flows NORTH, Bahr al Jabal is flowing north into the White Nile.

HandsomeRob
12-04-2007, 09:50 AM
You need to remember that the Nile flows NORTH, Bahr al Jabal is flowing north into the White Nile.

Yes, and south of that, just above where the Bahr al Jabal is labelled on that map, it splits into two streams (the Bahr al Jabal and the unlabelled Bahr el Zeraf), which both meet up just west of Malakal, forming a triangle.

RobA
12-04-2007, 10:45 AM
Wow - call me blind, but I just can't see it... Any better map references?

-Rob A>

HandsomeRob
12-04-2007, 01:54 PM
It's pretty clear on this one:
http://www.myssuda.net/sudan-map.gif

krinnen
12-04-2007, 02:23 PM
That's very useful!! Thank you, HelpfulHandsomeRob ;)

NeonKnight
12-04-2007, 02:37 PM
Yep, pretty clear the Mountain Nile splits and then merges with the Sobat?

Naryt
12-05-2007, 02:24 PM
There is a problem with mapping the Nile, it doesn't stay put and the Y split shown is actually a delta-like area as you can see in this satellite image (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=juba+Sudan&ie=UTF8&ll=6.121439,31.319275&spn=2.045347,3.669434&t=h&z=9&om=1). The Mountain Nile is the wide swath of green.