Brian Leybourne

07-27-2014, 09:41 PM

Hi all,

Is there an easy formula or piece of software which can help determine the area of your map, given a scale? I'm assuming something like campaign cartographer can do it, but I have drawn my map in photoshop, and there's no demo of CC3 so I don't know if there's any way to import a JPG into it other than as a backdrop. Is it possible to import into CC3 and have it recognise at least the basic landmass? Also is there any free software that can do the same thing so I don;t have to buy CC3 just to work out my landmass area? :-)

I have eyeballed it by dividing the (equirectangular) map into 24x12 fifteen degree areas using the awesome g.projector software (also good for showing your rectangle map projected on a sphere), working out what square KM area each square is, and then kind of rtoughly working out hot many squares each landmass basically covers, but it's a crude method and could be well off.

Is there an easy formula or piece of software which can help determine the area of your map, given a scale? I'm assuming something like campaign cartographer can do it, but I have drawn my map in photoshop, and there's no demo of CC3 so I don't know if there's any way to import a JPG into it other than as a backdrop. Is it possible to import into CC3 and have it recognise at least the basic landmass? Also is there any free software that can do the same thing so I don;t have to buy CC3 just to work out my landmass area? :-)

I have eyeballed it by dividing the (equirectangular) map into 24x12 fifteen degree areas using the awesome g.projector software (also good for showing your rectangle map projected on a sphere), working out what square KM area each square is, and then kind of rtoughly working out hot many squares each landmass basically covers, but it's a crude method and could be well off.