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ravells
10-25-2012, 10:25 AM
Thanks to the slackness of a community leader who shall remain nameless (a.k.a. me) we are late on this month's challenge. So here it is:

This month's lite challenge is:

Draw a Linear Map. Your map can be of any genre or any scale.

'What is a linear map?' I hear some of you ask. Have a look here (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Linear_maps) for an explanation. Entries will be closed on or about the 15th of November with voting to follow. Good luck everyone! As always it will be up to the voters to decide whether your map fits the spirit of the competition when casting their votes. As with last month, voters will be allowed to vote for any number of entries they wish.

Have fun and draw something cool!

geamon
10-25-2012, 12:59 PM
I'm thinking of doing something historic like the Oregon Trail or a trip of the Voyageurs. My question is does it have to be a single path or can things branch into the main path or having several individual paths on the map...

atpollard
10-25-2012, 02:00 PM
I have seen linear railroad maps that show more than one branch ... if the paths converge or diverge more than once then distance could get tricky, but I am pretty sure that it can be done.

geamon
10-26-2012, 03:25 AM
I know I've already started my entry but if anyone is looking for ideas to jump in here's a few:

El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James located in Spain)
Les Voyageurs (Fur Trading routes located in Canada)

I will add more if any come to mind.

Larb
10-27-2012, 08:22 AM
For those who want to see a historical example of a linear map, look up John Ogilby's road atlas of Britain from 1675. It's really interesting and is how I intend to do the "in character" road maps for my own world.

amberroberts09
10-27-2012, 08:47 AM
For those who want to see a historical example of a linear map, look up John Ogilby's road atlas of Britain from 1675. It's really interesting and is how I intend to do the "in character" road maps for my own world.

I also want to know this!!!

atpollard
10-27-2012, 09:49 AM
49422

I was curious as well and found this with a quick google search.

It reminds me of the old American Automobile Association 'TripTic' maps where page after page of just the route of your trip would flip over the ring binder at the top of the page.
Very clever stuff ... REP to John Ogilby. :)

jbgibson
10-27-2012, 01:55 PM
"His Majesties' Cosmographer" indeed! What a great old TripTic! Also note the huge leeway one has with spelling, in replicating this kind of work - I gotta try some of this.

Schwarzkreuz
10-30-2012, 09:18 PM
Oh phantastic, this looks nice

Hai-Etlik
11-02-2012, 12:13 AM
Hmm, a conversation I had with a co-worker yesterday is making me think this could be done automatically inside GeoServer by taking a "pattern along path" transformation (What we were talking about) and inverting it.