View Full Version : JUNE CHALLENGE: The Hometown

06-05-2007, 12:40 AM
This months challenge is also inspired by the "founder" of the mapping challenge concept. I've taken one of his ideas and expanded on it a bit (basically by just adding guidelines and rules).

Take a map of your own hometown or current locale (use google maps?) and transform it into a place of fantasy or sci-fi via the magic of cartography. Imagine if you will your own town or locale with the same basic structure, but instead set into the past, the future, or even another reality altogether.


Entry should be based on a real location from your own past or present
Entry must NOT contain any real world elements (such as using a google map satellite screenshot to paint on or for texturing)
Entry should not be drawn in a modern format, try to be artistic
Bonus consideration for providing a google map link or other image of the way the location exists today in real life
Bonus consideration for including a writeup describing the location as it exists in your map

Remember to follow the posting guidelines and to create your own threads for entries. WIP posts in this forum are welcomed, use this thread to discuss the challenge itself. You have one month...go!

06-11-2007, 11:08 PM
Can the scale be changed? For example, could I turn a province/state into a continent or a city into a country?

-Rob A>

06-12-2007, 07:51 AM
Thats pushing it...but as long as its vaguely recognizeable when placed side-by side with the original location I'd say go for it. One of the things I'd like to do for judging is post a google-link to each entries original locale.

06-15-2007, 07:53 PM
Hey Arcana, in the rules it says no using google maps to draw on,

"Entry must NOT contain any real world elements (such as using a google map satellite screenshot to paint on or for texturing)"

Would using google to trace geographical elements (such as lakes) in the area fall under this category if the google map is not part of the final product?

:P Thanks a Bunch


06-16-2007, 01:02 PM
You can use google maps as a reference or for tracing out elements, but there should be no visible remnants of the google maps bits...

And of course, this goes also for mapquest and yahoo maps and any other scanned maps...the map should be all your own visuals.