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SumnerH
02-10-2014, 09:08 AM
I'm going to be posting various compasses, distance scales, and the like here. All are hereby placed in the public domain; use as you wish.

First a ship's wheel that will be the basis for a compass rose. PNG preview:
http://i59.tinypic.com/rwszzs.png

Inkscape SVG attached.

SumnerH
02-10-2014, 09:44 AM
Simple scale.

PNG:
http://i57.tinypic.com/2dt3fcj.png

SumnerH
02-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Variant scales:
http://i59.tinypic.com/2r29d6p.png

SumnerH
02-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Compass built from the ship's wheel. PNG:
http://i59.tinypic.com/e84oqg.png

Note: All of these items are meant for printing, so there won't be any color.

Jalyha
02-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Hey those are really nice!! :D

SumnerH
02-10-2014, 02:14 PM
Thanks.

Another compass rose, this one with all 32 points for boxing the compass:
http://i59.tinypic.com/8vq7w6.png

SumnerH
02-10-2014, 02:57 PM
This is a simple cartouche; nothing special but enough of a stand-in to avoid using bitmaps. I'm hoping to get something more elegant done soon.

You can trivially edit the text and decide whether to make the polka-dot background a solid fill in the SVG.

http://i61.tinypic.com/scdnqw.png

Domino44
02-10-2014, 03:43 PM
I really like your compass roses.

SumnerH
02-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Thanks. The first one are obviously maybe a nautical option and a standard compass rose. This one is for army logistical maps, maybe?

This one is more of a template: you may want to colorize the spear shaft or use a gradient, and you'll probably want to put a heraldic device that's appropriate to your world onto the shield.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2chvs78.png

Tracker
02-22-2014, 10:15 AM
These are nice.
Tracker

Bogie
02-28-2014, 08:27 AM
Nice work, useful items.

SumnerH
02-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Nice work, useful items.

Thanks! Shout out to Maine, I grew up in Brunswick.