The Cartographers’ Guild is a forum created by and for map makers and aficionados, a place where every aspect of cartography can be admired, examined, learned, and discussed. Our membership consists of professional designers and artists, hobbyists, and amateurs—all are welcome to join and participate in the quest for cartographic skill and knowledge.
Although we specialize in maps of fictional realms, as commonly used in both novels and games (both tabletop and role-playing), many Guild members are also proficient in historical and contemporary maps. Likewise, we specialize in computer-assisted cartography (such as with GIMP, Adobe apps, Campaign Cartographer, Dundjinni, etc.), although many members here also have interest in maps drafted by hand.
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Forums dedicated to resources you can use in your mapmaking endeavours.
Post your tutorials and how-to's, as well as link to tutorials already made.
[Award Winner] Using GIMP to...
Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Share and discuss the artwork bits and pieces used for mapping such as textures, tiles, brushes and symbols.
Mapping Elements, Starting...
01-14-2015, 01:12 AM
Post and share or link to reference material online that can help other mappers with inspiration or stylization.
How far a horse travels in...
01-27-2015, 07:00 AM
If you need something made for a map or a complete map altogether, post here, someone may do it for you!
Height Map Request [Thaminor]
Yesterday, 11:31 AM
This is where all mapmaking requests go when they're finalized.
Requesting a map rendering of...
01-28-2015, 06:11 PM
Wondering how to do something? Lost and confused with your software? Curious how a certain map was made? This is the place to ask.
How do I make a simple map...
Yesterday, 05:21 PM