View Full Version : My First Map: Equirectangular projection critique before I continue.

11-27-2013, 07:41 PM
So this is my first serious attempt to make a map that has consistent and plausible geography. I have the following equirectangular projection:


You can see it on a earth-sized planet here:

https://sites.google.com/site/isendra3/world (just wait a sec, it comes up eventually)

How does it look? Realistic? Too Earth-like? I'd appreciate any suggestions.

And where do I go from here?

11-29-2013, 02:18 AM
looks good, I like the appearance of continental breakup.

Where you go depends on what style you'd like to do. Starting with the topography and rivers seems the next logical step in most styles though. You should decide where you want to put you mountains, then the rivers and go from there. Since you already have the first step done, and if you like the style you can follow this tutorial here by Arsheesh. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/18280-%5Baward-winner%5D-eriond-tutorial-gimp-wilbur.html)