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    Default May 2011 Challenge Entry - The Free Republic of Espantia

    So, first of all sorry for not posting for a long time (I think it must have been a year) but my interest in mapping seems to be tidal and so sometimes it's on and then it's off again. But I didn't want miss this challenge since these are exactly the maps I love. I could sit hours abouve Atlases and study the maps in there just to see how this city is named and where this road goes to. And how beautiful the colours are selected. And this is my approach here, I want to take a piece of land I created in an earlier map (I wasn't very satisfied with it and then I abbandoned the project) and fill it with live. And I want to play with colours and linestyles to make it look good.

    To give an overlook first the map I used to fill (with some borders in it drawn for the competition), and then the first three countys I worked out.
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    Good to see you back and jumping right into a challenge.
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    First update: I remade the coast line and the rivers and finished my first county. This is about the way it should look, there will be a legend of course and somewhere I have to put in a title line.
    My goal is to do something like a school atlas, political map.

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    Well, I think I'm done. I'm quite happy with the look although of course there could be much more labelling done. But not enough time left.

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    I fixed up your wip tag, needs 3 of those pound marks then a space then latest wip then space then 3 pound marks. You had 3 asterisks, minor thing, no big. Looks like a good political map.
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    Nice. I did spot one error in the legend: "Captial of the Republic" should, of course, be "Capital of the Republic".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdanhenry View Post
    Nice. I did spot one error in the legend: "Captial of the Republic" should, of course, be "Capital of the Republic".
    Thanks, will change it. And maybe I'll do something about the size, it's a bit too big for my liking currently.
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    Ok, fixed the Capital and resized the thing. Thanks for the wip tag, Ascension.

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    The only thing that I think it might need is some sort of border to tidy it all up and keep the eye inside the frame. Otherwise, pretty cool.
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    Border... right. I gave it a try and I think it's even not very bad. Thanks for the remark.

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