View Full Version : Beginner map making site

Rick N Denise Harris
01-29-2014, 03:38 AM
Hi I want to try my hand at making maps what is an easy site to start I only know of gimp is there anything more beginner easy thanks rick

01-29-2014, 10:42 AM
The first question you have to ask yourself: what kind of maps do you want to make? For you personally? For a game? A book? What style? Informative? Artistic?
Only then can you start to look for the right tools.

For starters, I can only point you to the tutorial section (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/) of this great forum. Look around, try a few things and ask if you get stuck.

But the most "beginner easy" way to start mapping is the real old-school version: take out a pen and paper and start doodling!

01-29-2014, 12:01 PM
This is probably one of the best if not the best resource you'll find for Fantasy Cartography, which I assume you will be doing.
Also, I second what Freodin said, that's most important.