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DoctorDino
06-18-2012, 12:57 AM
I'm a retired college prof, recently moved from Western PA to Western WA and loving it. I used to teach a lot of basic earth science (Tarbuck & Lutgens text, mostly), as well as many other geology classes, including, for about 15 years, a general-ed Dinosaur course. I've taught a continuing education class...4 sessions...on dinos here, and would like to develop a class to teach in the future. I'm an avid sword-n-sorcery fan, and have an idea for a short course on "world designing"...based on the premise that understanding some of the basic properties of planet Earth can help a fantasy writer create a more believable planetary setting for a fantasy. However, what I am in serious need of is a blank Mollweide grid...just the lat & long lines, that can be printed on 8.5x11 or 11x17 paper. I've had no luck finding one with a Google search. If you know of one...could you email me the reference or the map at doctordino@live.com. If the course makes it, I'd be happy to share the description of the course and some of the principle ideas I use. And if anyone has a good example of a badly designed alien world, please share that with me also.

arsheesh
06-18-2012, 08:47 PM
Welcome to the Guild DoctorDino. Sounds like an interesting proposal for a class. Unfortunately I cannot help you in your search, but I be someone else here can.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Chashio
06-23-2012, 01:13 AM
Someone recently posted a blank grid in the mapping elements forum. Maybe what you're looking for.

Chashio
06-23-2012, 01:14 AM
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?18126-Usable-Mollweide-Projection-Grid

gilgamec
06-30-2012, 11:57 PM
You might be interested in my thread here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?19251), where I post graticules for Mollweide and a bunch of other projections.

Lyandra
07-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Welcome to the Guild DoctorDino and good luck with your project!