Wow, I was just reading through my post again and I guess staying up late looking for resources makes you sound like a robot with a stick lodged some place ><
Just a quick post to clarify some things because it seems like I'm asking for help to map the surface of the world right? But no.
I would like to see a continuity in the artistic style of the world and country maps assuming I have any takers, but this doesn't mean they all need to be done by the same artist. It would be nice if regional maps retained the same loose style but its not absolutly necessary. Town maps - an effort will be made to get the basics of each town correct. However as you can see on the town map example above it will be made up of modular sections for faster development, as this is the main playing map its desirable they be done in the same style.
The sample shown above would allow me to model an entire regional town (population around 50k) to an good standard for my game, each quarter of a block takes a mere 4 tiles (including foot paths and half the road), its variety between towns that I can see being a problem. I guess with vehicle over lays and some mini scene type stuff this can be avoided.
Also nothing was mentioned about copyright, so far as I'm concerned it's your art you can do what you like with it, I would ask for exclusive use in web based format but ultimately that's up to you. In fact I would encourage people to post the maps up for sale on sites like RPGNow.com, at least that way your likely to get some sort of payment as opposed to my proposal :S
Finally, looking over the site every single one of you that has posted any sort of map have more artistic talent in your toenail than I do in my entire body... its true!