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Hai-Etlik
07-31-2012, 11:39 PM
Well, I noticed that the given shape appears to be a Plate Carree projection of a spherical fractal height field that has been thresholded. Plate Carree is of course, rather ugly and not particularly suitable for general maps, so I georeferenced it, vectorized it, and cleaned it up manually (which was a fair bit of work, especially as it was fairly low res to start) and then tried playing around with it. I think I've settled on doing another stereographic hemisphere map.

I may or may not have time this month to give this the attention it deserves but we'll see where it goes.

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PS: Sorry, I forgot to include the contest stuff in the title. Could a mod fix that?

vorropohaiah
08-02-2012, 02:43 PM
nice idea using the base map as a projection. nice clean starty, almost seems a shame to add the colours

Hai-Etlik
08-03-2012, 05:47 AM
nice idea using the base map as a projection. nice clean starty, almost seems a shame to add the colours

I'm pretty sure it is a projected spherical map to begin with. This wouldn't have worked out right otherwise.

ravells
08-03-2012, 02:23 PM
It is. It's a Plate Carree projection from Fractal Terrains.

Chashio
08-03-2012, 10:50 PM
Beautiful start!

LindaJeanne
08-11-2012, 06:03 PM
It looks a lot nicer in the stereographic projection than in the Plate Carree.

Hai-Etlik
08-13-2012, 10:13 PM
Sorry, it's been a busy month so I haven't gotten anything done on this map. I do have a new job and a new (to me) car though so I don't feel too bad about withdrawing. If anyone wants to play with what I've posted, feel free.

Tigon
08-14-2012, 07:53 AM
I can sympathise with that H-E...

Thurlor
08-15-2012, 12:07 PM
A pity you couldn't finish this as the first WIP looks so neat and professional.