View Full Version : Map the Guild : second try

03-10-2014, 08:13 PM
I have been thinking about this for a while now. It would be great to have a map that would combine the different styles we can find here in the Guild. Some sort of repository that would contain different styles and techniques to create maps. This would help new members to get a better idea of what they like and how to do it but would also help older members. And it will make a great map too!

For example the map could include V-inversed shaped mountains, Ascension's Atlas Style mountains, Mountains ridge like Lingon does them (for example), etc. It might seems similar to the CWBP but the goal and the final rendering should be completely different. It's not about depicting a coherent world since the practical aspect should be more important.

03-11-2014, 11:57 PM
You actually could do it very similarly to the CWBP, in that someone could sketch out a really basic overview map, divide it into sections, and people could claim a section (or two or three adjoining, if they regularly use different styles).

It'd be kind of cool to see a huuuuuuuuge long mountain range that everyone here drew a piece of... :D

03-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Oh I would love to see that - and I think it really would help newbies like myself a lot.
And it would look really interesting :D

03-30-2014, 08:06 PM
I did a quick sample of what it could look like. I assume some styles are better along some than others. Or should I try to have some sort of transition ?

What do you think ?


- Max -
03-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Funny to see some Blaue mountains along with members styles.

03-30-2014, 09:00 PM
I think this is a good idea, Azelor, but I have my reservations about the format. The reason is quite simple: how do you combine pictographic maps (like the version you posted) with a satellite style? If the different styles of map are not combined, it doesn't really seem to be representing the approaches of the various members of the CG.

That said, I would really like to see an image with different styles/ways to draw hachure mountains (the furry caterpillar ones). I'm struggling with them on a side project at the moment.


03-30-2014, 10:44 PM
Easy, the different continents and islands would represent a different style.

Max: you are right, I thought it was Bleu like in French... and yes it's not from a Guild member so I might get rid of it.

09-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Thinking about the copyright issues had me remembered this idea.

I still think it's a good idea and I'm inviting interested artists to submit either their brushes or samples of their maps (PNG is probably the ideal file)
I could modify the arrangement of the different elements and modify the colors in order to harmonize the map.
Every author participating to the map will have his own name (or username) written next to their work.

The two most important things I want to include are the mountains (hills, cliffs, etc) and the forests.
if I should add something else, feel free to make suggestions.

I planed 2 different continents so far, each with a different perspective.

1 continent for the top down perspective
1 continent for the inclined projection / axonometric ?

The brushes that I plan to include:

Aval˘trahzar http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/26561-free-cartography-symbol.html

Carbus : http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/26664-carbus-mountains-hills-ps-brush.html

Schwarzkreuz : http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/19431-%5Bbrushes-other-tools%5D-schwarzkreuz-map-elements-collection.html

Star raven: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/13148-sketchy-map-symbols-magic-circles.html

Gameprinter: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/3912-ukiyo-e-map-objects-take-two.html

Cereth: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/16139-some-hand-drawn-elements.html

illanthar : http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/24572-nightfall-set.html

Chasio : http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/19468-brushes-etc-chashio.html

Ramah: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/8095-hand-drawn-map-elements.html

Quabbe: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/11875-58-small-sized-mountain-brushes.html

J Edward: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/27948-carto-brushes-caterpillar-ridges-train-tracks.html

Rpg map maker: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/2078-rpgmapmakers-free-brush-packs-ps7-6.html

Ramah: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/8095-hand-drawn-map-elements.html

Ravenfield: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/28026-my-mountain-forest-desert-hill-brushes.html

Giddes: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/8898-handdrawn-tree-brushes-gimp.html

Wag : http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/4571-my-tree-mountain-brushes-patterns.html

Malakar : http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/12874-hand-drawn-mapping-brushes-photoshop.html

And finally, I hope I have all the Guild's brushes. I tried to get as many as possible but I'm sure I missed some of them. If not, post a message and I will add the missing brushes.
I was also wondering if I could include brushes from elsewhere like Deviant art or if it's better to stay with the Guild's brushes.

09-10-2014, 05:05 PM
This thread is worth it just to have all the brushes linked in one place :)

I'm definitely interested in seeing how this develops.

11-29-2014, 01:44 AM
And finally, I hope I have all the Guild's brushes. I tried to get as many as possible but I'm sure I missed some of them. If not, post a message and I will add the missing brushes.
I was also wondering if I could include brushes from elsewhere like Deviant art or if it's better to stay with the Guild's brushes.

Maybe it's just me but I find all of those lead to a 404. Clicking on the first one, for example:

Aval˘trahzar http://www.cartographersguild.com/ma...hy-symbol.html
takes me to Aval˘trahzar http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/26561-free-cartography-symbol.html but returns "404 not found"

I note tat the foums are php-driven, which makes it unlikely that the .html extensions are still valid. Did the underlying software change between Azelor's post and now? Or am I doing something wrong?



11-29-2014, 01:50 AM
Ah, I found Aval˘trahzar's original post, by going through the "Mapping Elements" forum, at http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=26561 so I'm guessing there was a software change, which means I can find the others. Excellent!

11-29-2014, 02:13 AM
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=26561[/url] Free Cartography Symbol

Carbus : http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=26664 Mountains/Hills PS brush

Schwarzkreuz : http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=19431 Map Elements Collection

Star raven: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=13148 Magic Circles
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=6419 Calligraphic Map Symbols
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=27940- Hand-drawn Map Symbols and Brushes

Gameprinter: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3912 Ukiyo e-map objects take two

Cereth: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=16139 Some hand-drawn elements

illanthar : http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=24572 Nightfall set

Chasio : http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=19468 Brushes-etc

Ramah: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=8095 Hand-drawn Map Elements

Quabbe: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=11875 58 small sized mountain brushes
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=16207 Hand-drawn mountains trees
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=12874 Hand-drawn mapping brushes photoshop

J Edward: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=27948 Carto brushes caterpillar ridges train tracks

Rpg map maker: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2078 RPGmapmakers free brush packs PS7-6
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=10041 Free hand-drawn town buildings

Ramah: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=8095 Hand-drawn map elements
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=7573 Mountain brushes Ramahs Aronbor map

Ravenfield: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=28026 My Mountain/Forest/Desert/Hill brushes

Giddes: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=8898 Hand-drawn tree brushes GIMP

Wag : http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4571 My Tree/Mountain brushes patterns

Malakar : http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=12874 Hand-drawn Mapping brushes photoshop.

This list should be correct. Except that I can't seem to make that first URL worl and I have no idea why. Have I said how much I hate PHP? Well, I do.

[edit] All tested, all working. You'll have to cut'n'paste the first one.

11-29-2014, 09:46 PM
The SEO software we used to use went the way of the dodo, so we had to disable it. This means all of the friendly links no longer work. The team is looking at creating manual rewrites in order to get them working again.


11-30-2014, 06:39 AM
The SEO software we used to use went the way of the dodo, so we had to disable it. This means all of the friendly links no longer work. The team is looking at creating manual rewrites in order to get them working again.

Ah, right. Been there, have the map on a tshirt ;)

I have no SQL-fu but couldn't you extract all the 'friendly' URLs to a rewrite table that maps against the PHP node? I note the identifiers are the same. I haven't adminned vBulletin so I don't know if that's within it's capabilities, but I've done that at the Apache level before.

Feel free to instruct me to go suck my own eggs ;)