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felkis
05-23-2014, 02:35 PM
Im a geography and also land surveyor from Brazil.
I work for a GIS company that makes web-based map systems for cities and public orgs.
I work with open source softwares, from the database (QGIS and Postgres + Postgis) to the web map publisher (Mapserver).

Besides that, Games have always been one of my favorite hobbies. And Game Maps are incredible. I never imagined a community like this one, with so many incredible works.

Whats the best way to start these maps? With an image editor, like PS and GIMP, or with GIS softwares, like Qgis?

Cheers all!

Carbus
05-23-2014, 03:13 PM
Opa mais um brasileiro sempre bem-vindo!

I would advise you to look at the wonderful tutorials at the Tutorials Section, since there are many guides to create maps, textures, patterns, borders and etc in many softwares. There`s isn't a rule of thumb, since some people might prefere Photoshop (like my self), while others made some beautiful maps in GIMP, Illustrator and other softwares, also it depends on the style, you want for your map, while some softwares handle better some points then others.

Other than that, welcome again!

felkis
05-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Opa Carbus! Muito legal conhecer mais um brasileiro. Percebi que no somos poucos por aqui ! ;)

Thank you Carbus!
Do u have any background in Cartography or gis?
My idea is to make some historical or cultural maps over real places in our world, using the correct SRID (DATUM), so they can be a layer over a real location database. And sometimes i rather use vectors instead of pixels. Thats why Im in doubt whether I start using a "photo/image" software or a GIS software.

Thank you,
Felipe







Opa mais um brasileiro sempre bem-vindo!

I would advise you to look at the wonderful tutorials at the Tutorials Section, since there are many guides to create maps, textures, patterns, borders and etc in many softwares. There`s isn't a rule of thumb, since some people might prefere Photoshop (like my self), while others made some beautiful maps in GIMP, Illustrator and other softwares, also it depends on the style, you want for your map, while some softwares handle better some points then others.

Other than that, welcome again!