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Noon
10-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Here's another map I made with CC3. It represents a region of a world invented by a friend of mine, in order to write a book.
NB : this friend had added a crumpled paper effect on the map, but I can not find the file.

Gandwarf
10-10-2009, 01:26 PM
Looks pretty nice. Are the symbols for the towns homemade?

Noon
10-10-2009, 01:32 PM
No, the symbols are from the Symbol Set 1 Fantasy Overland.
For the moment, I have not created my own symbols, but it will come ;-)

Steel General
10-10-2009, 04:06 PM
A nice little map... :)

cereth
10-12-2009, 07:31 PM
That is a very well executed CC3 map! Great job!

Sirith
10-13-2009, 01:13 PM
I like it, but it seems a little blurred at 100%. Don't know if it's just me, or if it was intended (by symbols, etc)?

Noon
10-13-2009, 02:43 PM
Thank you all.
Sirith : it is one of my first maps and I have not yet mastered the blur effect. I also think that I compressed a little too the jpeg file.

Karro
10-15-2009, 12:10 PM
My only thoughts, and these are minor points:

I see what I think are major borders (double line) and minor borders (thick dotted line), I suppose dividing countries on the former and states/provinces on the latter. And while most of this map seems to consist of one nation/empire, the symbols suggest that within this nation are a vast variety of cultures thrown together in a rather haphazard manner.

For instance: Lonholège looks like a super-tall pagoda, which implies a heavily chinese-influenced culture. Nehamar, meanwhile, is full of onion-domes, which suggests a very mideastern or Russian/Slavik/Eastern-European influence. Colthor looks like a traditional British/Western-European Motte-and-bailey castle, and various others look like Western European towns or mideastern, Byzantine/Ottoman Empire. It's hard to say how realistic we might expect this to be without a better sense of the scale, but it strikes me as immediately a little odd.

Added to that is the nature of the naming convention. Across this entire area, we see towns and cities ending with "-thor", "-tire", and "-stag". Having consistent endings like this does a lot to tie together the cities in the area thematically as a unified culture, but this belies the suggestion of different cultures made by the different symbols. Further, the thors, tires, and stags don't closely cluster in certain regions, but are roughly evenly distributed across this nation, which might be just fine, except to my sense the three endings suggest three very different cultures, although that might not be the intention. (Certainly, an Empire might easily contain peoples of many different cultures, but one would expect those cultures to be clustered together geographically.)

Anyway, none of this is bad, per se, just an observation. All in all, a very good map, particularly for CC3, IMO.

Noon
10-15-2009, 02:24 PM
Karro, thank you for taking the time to have made these comments.
Oxidenia is only a continent of an entire planet, but I do not know the scale.
I will relay to my friend who invented this world, because I think it will interest him.

Karro
10-15-2009, 05:34 PM
Karro, thank you for taking the time to have made these comments.
Oxidenia is only a continent of an entire planet, but I do not know the scale.
I will relay to my friend who invented this world, because I think it will interest him.

Hey, it's not a serious issue, just a bunch of related thoughts.

So... by the different icons (the pagoda, onion-dome-city, etc.) are you intending to evoke different cultures contained within this empire/nation?

rdanhenry
10-16-2009, 04:01 AM
If I look at an American map of Europe, a German map of Europe, and a French map of Europe, they'll all have different names in various places. Now an empire that imposed its will on a region might give its own names to all the cities in the empire. Maybe the locals don't use the imperial names, but an imperial map would. That would explain the common naming system across different cultures. So I don't think the names are much of an issue, if they're meant to represent names used by the mapping culture rather than the local name.

AslanC
10-16-2009, 04:40 PM
Wow your work with CC3 is bloody impressive!

Noon
10-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Thank you for your interest in this map.
To give you an idea of the scale, the distance between Nedhamar and Galthor is about 645 miles.
This is an imperial map, this explains the similar names. But it is very different cultures, united under the imperial power.