View Full Version : Global Map projections

10-06-2008, 04:58 PM
I've got a gig (my first) making maps for an RPG and was surprised to find out the area map is the entire surface of the planet. While I don't necesarily plan on including a Winkel Tripel projection (http://welcome.warnercnr.colostate.edu/class_info/nr502/lg2/projection_descriptions/winkel_tripel.html) (or something similar) it would be cool if I could offer the Game developer one. It might also help me visualize this as a planetary map.

Any cool technique for doing this in Gimp? Other easy to use freeware?

Of course a way to project my 2d "mercator" onto a virtual globe would be awesome.

Any suggestions?


Steel General
10-06-2008, 07:23 PM
There is a way to use Google Earth for this (I think), not sure how myself. But I'm sure someone who does know will post on this.

10-06-2008, 07:49 PM
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2475 has a discussion along these lines.

10-06-2008, 10:49 PM
Thanks. RobA's video was perfect. I didn't realize it was that easy to put onto a globe. Yay Gimp!