Don't know about all that science stuff, but I think it look gorgeous. Love the colours.
All the geodesy stuff jbgibson and I said boils down to: the grid should be tall rectangles (Roughly 1:2) rather than squares (or rather that that would be fairly close to correct, if still not exactly right). In fact, since it is so close to 1:2, a simple relabelling would work reasonably well.
Originally Posted by ravells
And I do agree the colours are quite good. The relief shading looks a bit odd in places, most likely a result of an artificial DEM, but that's fairly common with fictional maps as realistic artificial DEMs are hard.
Last edited by Hai-Etlik; 11-24-2011 at 10:37 PM.
Nice work! One of the styles I wish to create in Illustrator.
Nice and clean-
You just can't go wrong with a shaded relief map for a modern style.
@jbgibson and Hai-Etlik
Valid points, all. Stuff to consider for next map? Sure.
Will there be more maps like this? Well, yes, of course, as soon as I finish my education, get a job, settle down and get some more dang free time!
Your use of colored elevations is very well done. And continuing it into the sea works naturally. I've never used a legend myself but I can see from looking at yours just how useful and readable they can be.