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paranorgia
07-23-2012, 09:55 PM
Hello fellow map lovers!

I am new to forums and fantasy mapping! I have always loved searching for fantasy maps and seeing fan made ones but for some reason I have never made my own. But hopefully me joining this forum will help me start making my own fantasy maps :)

Blaidd Drwg
07-24-2012, 05:29 AM
Welcome to the Guild!
Maybe you can teach us a thing or two :D

arsheesh
07-24-2012, 06:59 PM
Welcome to the Guild Paranorgia!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Hai-Etlik
07-24-2012, 07:26 PM
So you're studying Cartography specifically, rather than GIS/Geomatics or Geography?

paranorgia
07-24-2012, 09:17 PM
So you're studying Cartography specifically, rather than GIS/Geomatics or Geography?

Yup, I'm studying at RMIT University in Melbourne, Aust. It's a Bachelor of Science: Multimedia Cartography and Geovisulization. I'm one of, maybe, 4 people left in the Carto course and I am in the last semester. The carto course is no longer unfortunately and had been merged with the Geomatics course to make a Geospatial Science course 2 years ago.

Hai-Etlik
07-24-2012, 09:47 PM
Yup, I'm studying at RMIT University in Melbourne, Aust. It's a Bachelor of Science: Multimedia Cartography and Geovisulization. I'm one of, maybe, 4 people left in the Carto course and I am in the last semester. The carto course is no longer unfortunately and had been merged with the Geomatics course to make a Geospatial Science course 2 years ago.

My background is in CS and GIS, but (as you can probably guess from my being here) I have an interest in visualization/symbolization. I've been working on figuring out how non-photorealistic rendering techniques from computer graphics could be applied to making clearer and more aesthetically pleasing maps. You might find it interesting. http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?14373-Weighted-Centroidal-Voronoi-Stippling-using-JTS

paranorgia
07-24-2012, 10:42 PM
That's very interesting! Thanks for sharing.