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Jürgen Hubert
12-07-2006, 03:06 PM
Here is the overland map for the campaign setting I am working on:

http://juergen.the-huberts.net/dnd/urbis/img/DetailMap.jpg

I quite like it, but I will probably have to redo it at some point - I've noticed that the contrast is really low when I print it out.

RPMiller
12-07-2006, 03:45 PM
I have to say that I like this style. It is different and not my favorite, but I like it. It has a sort of natural feel to it, and some of the areas really peak my curiosity. I think the one thing that needs to be addressed is the rivers. They don't 'flow' right. (excuse the pun) Maybe it is the haziness, or the color, I'm not sure, but they seem out of place with the rest of the map.

What app is this being created in?

Jürgen Hubert
12-08-2006, 01:45 AM
What app is this being created in?

A combination of Inkscape (for the fine lines) and GIMP (for the color effects).

I've gone into the details about how to do such maps here (http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=174110).

RPMiller
12-08-2006, 10:43 AM
Oh! Nice! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. :)

nadin brzezinski
01-23-2007, 03:05 AM
I have very little to add

Arcana
01-23-2007, 07:50 AM
I like the way the mountains are done...The pastels aren't really my thing though. Overall though the map seems pretty solid.

Jürgen Hubert
02-08-2009, 12:29 PM
Lots of time has passed, but I was finally able to create an updated version of the Urbis map (click to enlage):

http://urbis.wikidot.com/local--resized-images/known-lands/KnownLands.png/medium.jpg (http://urbis.wikidot.com/local--files/known-lands/KnownLands.png)

This is a lot more "bare bones" than the previous version - but it was made entirely with Inkscape, which allows me to update it a lot more frequently. You can download the SVG file from which this bitmap was generated here (http://urbis.wikidot.com/local--files/known-lands/KnownLands.svg).

Note that almost all locations on this map have a corresponding entry in the Urbis Wiki (http://urbis.wikidot.com/).

Gamerprinter
02-08-2009, 12:59 PM
There's that Inkscape guy again! Hey, Jurgen, long time no see! I see you poppin' up in the CBG, and ENworld every once in a while. Its probably been almost a year since I visited Eruvian.com - does that even still exist?

Unless your map file is too big. You should use "manage attachments" in the Edit Post, so you can post a thumbnail instead of just a link.

How is Urbis going? Did you ever use that cathedral in your world?

Explore the site and find some of my maps, won't you?

Welcome to the Guild! By tradition I give REP to noobs with maps - so have some REP!

GP

Jürgen Hubert
02-08-2009, 01:19 PM
There's that Inkscape guy again! Hey, Jurgen, long time no see! I see you poppin' up in the CBG, and ENworld every once in a while. Its probably been almost a year since I visited Eruvian.com - does that even still exist?

It still exists... but there's no activity over any more. This is why I've recently switched over to a wiki, so that others can contribute to the setting (when following certain guidelines).


Unless your map file is too big. You should use "manage attachments" in the Edit Post, so you can post a thumbnail instead of just a link.

I used a smaller image generated by the wiki to generate a "thumbnail". I didn't actually upload any images to this thread because the final map is very large...


How is Urbis going?

It's not progressing as fast as I'd like (and it doesn't help that I'm in the middle of writing my thesis...), but things are looking up at the moment.


Did you ever use that cathedral in your world?

I vaguely remember a cathedral, but I think I got distracted and forgot about it at the time. Could you perhaps refresh my memory? ;)


Actually, I could offer to add links to the Urbis Wiki to good maps detailing specific locations. The new wiki setup allows me to add all sorts of vaguely related "Designer's Notes" and resources at the end of each entry. I think I will create a new thread for such requests...



Explore the site and find some of my maps, won't you?

Will do.


Welcome to the Guild! By tradition I give REP to noobs with maps - so have some REP!

GP

Actually, I registered quite some time ago - note the date of my first post in this thread. It's just that I got distracted by Real Life in the meantime...

Gamerprinter
02-08-2009, 01:49 PM
Jurgen, if you have time perhaps you should enter the Monthly Mapping Challenge - this month's challenge is to create a socio-political map with the idea being show family crests, guild sigils and other identifier symbols to show the various spheres of influence in a given map area.

So pick one region or the who world of Urbis and show us your socio-political divisions. Here's the link to the Challenge thread...
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4177

Be sure to read the Main Challenge Rules as well, then explore the entries so far.

Mine's the Gempei War.

I know you're a busy guy, but maybe you could squeeze one in.

GP

PS: I know you're not a brand new noob, but with so few posts, I still consider you a noob! :P

PPS: oh the cathedral was my October Challenge 2007 map, here at the guild.

Jürgen Hubert
02-09-2009, 06:50 AM
Jurgen, if you have time perhaps you should enter the Monthly Mapping Challenge - this month's challenge is to create a socio-political map with the idea being show family crests, guild sigils and other identifier symbols to show the various spheres of influence in a given map area.

So pick one region or the who world of Urbis and show us your socio-political divisions. Here's the link to the Challenge thread...
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4177

Interesting, but my skill at creating such symbols is sadly rather limited...

Jürgen Hubert
03-10-2009, 05:11 AM
Here is a smaller map that only shows the political boundaries (again, click to enlarge):

http://fc54.deviantart.com/fs45/i/2009/069/9/c/Urbis_Political_Map_by_jhubert.jpg (http://www.deviantart.com/download/115464989/Urbis_Political_Map_by_jhubert.jpg)

I did the color effects with GIMP. Maybe I will try to recreate the effect with Inkscape, though that will likely involve more effort...

Jürgen Hubert
04-04-2009, 08:57 AM
I've been trying to draw mountains in a new way - here's a sample of how it looks like.

Yes, this is a lot more effort than the old way - but I hope it's worth it.

Jürgen Hubert
02-08-2011, 02:25 PM
I've finally started to work on the main map again. I've added colors for the various political and geographical regions portrayed on the map.

Everything was done with Inkscape.

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EDIT: Somehow the attachment doesn't display properly below the post - possibly because the file is so large. The link works, though.

ravells
02-09-2011, 12:01 PM
Hey Jurgen, long time no see! Welcome back!

Jürgen Hubert
02-25-2011, 11:42 AM
I'm now attempting to redraw all the mountains. I have completed two mountain ranges, but I thought that before I continue I should get some feedback. I've attempted to do this in the style of 19th century maps. What do you think?

Hai-Etlik
02-26-2011, 06:33 PM
You might want to look into Path Effects, I was able to get a similar Hachuring look for mountains by combining the right effects (Pattern along Path and Sketch). It doesn't look quite as good as when done by hand, but it saves a massive amount of work.