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    There is some shape distortion in a conformal and/or equidistant projection compared to the original base map, meaining that things don't look as you might expect when comparing the maps to the globe. Ah well, write it off as measurement error and/or systematic cartographic bias (which is what it truly is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldronate View Post
    I was comparing the FT output with a sample Google Maps output. One was a position comparison to determine rough climatology (it's hard Arctic ice at the north down to about Moscow at the southernmost latitudes - the area mapped is that little bit above Norway on the globe). The other was a size comparison with a map of Europe rotated over the area of interest to get an idea for roads and nation size.

    Then I did an image with the original blocks overlaid on top. It was instructive (I recall that it's been discussed before in a general way). The blocks are about 435 miles high. The bottom of blocks on the bottom row are about 370 miles wide. The tops of blocks in the top row are about 190 miles wide. The original estimate of 600x600 miles per block was way off assuming an Earth-sized world.

    I'm not sure that this matters in absolute terms for this effort, but it could lead to issues if the effort is expanded using the same globe.
    What are the different colors in terms of height? I just took area 5 and am having some trouble coordinating the various overviews due to the resolutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonKnight View Post
    Also, here are some major rivers as shown by FT.

    Is there any possibility of getting this is a much higher resolution( 2 x would be good, 3 x would be great, more would be just freaking awesome) with the grid over top?

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    Would it even be possible to attach an .ftw file? I'd like to have one...since I'm going to be building a world myself I wanted to use similar settings.
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    The FTW file is over in the Thinking Big thread around page 12. Posted by NeonKnight. Some adminstrator oughta stick that attachment into this thread or something.

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    The FT files are here Thinking Big about Guild maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torq View Post
    The FT files are here Thinking Big about Guild maps.

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    Unfortunately, I don't have FT, so it don't do me any good....

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    Now that the regional maps are nearly complete and we are filling in cities and localities, I wonder whether it's worth having a map of the entire region with dots representing cities already mapped (or in the progress of mapping) so people can see what cities or towns they would like to map?

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    Its definately worth it. Was that a raised hand I saw there Mr. Ravs?

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