# Thread: *** March 09 Challenge - Rivermania ***

1. You know, I think I just might have a go at this one. Will definitely be good practice in one of what I consider to be my weaker areas. But just a bit of clarification;

The 1/5th and 1/10th restrictions - do these have to be separate water courses, or can they be continuations of water courses from neighboring squares?

Are we also looking for communities along these water courses, or is that up to the discretion of the contestant?

Lastly, although the scale of the overall area is up to the discretion of the individual contestants, does the final product have to match the physical size of the original map, or does it only have to maintain the proportions?

GW

2. Originally Posted by Greason Wolfe
You know, I think I just might have a go at this one. Will definitely be good practice in one of what I consider to be my weaker areas. But just a bit of clarification;

The 1/5th and 1/10th restrictions - do these have to be separate water courses, or can they be continuations of water courses from neighboring squares?

Are we also looking for communities along these water courses, or is that up to the discretion of the contestant?

Lastly, although the scale of the overall area is up to the discretion of the individual contestants, does the final product have to match the physical size of the original map, or does it only have to maintain the proportions?

GW
The water courses can be continuations of those in neighboring squares.

As for communities, that is totally left to the discretion of the mapper as to how much detail they wish to put into the map. Of course, more completed and prettier maps are usually going to garner more votes...

Proportions have to match as does the grid count(100 squares,10x10). If one person wants a square to be 5 miles and another wants a square to be 300 miles, that's fine.

3. Originally Posted by jfrazierjr
Proportions have to match as does the grid count(100 squares,10x10). If one person wants a square to be 5 miles and another wants a square to be 300 miles, that's fine.
Ach! I should have been more clear with my question. The original map (from the first post) is 500 by 500 pixels. Does the final product have to be that size as well, or can it be larger (i.e. for more detail). I would assume it could be, but want to be sure before I go hog wild and river crazy with it.

GW

4. Originally Posted by Greason Wolfe
Ach! I should have been more clear with my question. The original map (from the first post) is 500 by 500 pixels. Does the final product have to be that size as well, or can it be larger (i.e. for more detail). I would assume it could be, but want to be sure before I go hog wild and river crazy with it.

GW
Ah!! the size is totally up to the mapper as long as the aspect ratio is maintained. The image was just a sample for posting so you could get the shape and layout of the land..

5. I just have a stupid question related to some flaws in my english... Are "water courses" only rivers and the like, or could it be lakes as well ?

I ask the question because in french "cours d'eau" only refers to rivers, whether they go up to the sea or not, so I thought it might be a false friend...

6. I'm gonna sit this one out... not really my style

7. I don't even get, what this challenge expects me to do...

8. In simplest terms.... draw some rivers my friend, just make sure you don't upset the river police .....

9. Originally Posted by Korrigan
I just have a stupid question related to some flaws in my english... Are "water courses" only rivers and the like, or could it be lakes as well ?
Watercourse (noun):
1. a stream of water, as a river or brook.
2. the bed of a stream that flows only seasonally.
3. a natural channel conveying water.
4. a channel or canal made for the conveyance of water.

(From dictionary.com)

The important part of the definition seems to be "flowing" water.

10. Originally Posted by bartmoss
Watercourse (noun):
1. a stream of water, as a river or brook.
2. the bed of a stream that flows only seasonally.
3. a natural channel conveying water.
4. a channel or canal made for the conveyance of water.

(From dictionary.com)

The important part of the definition seems to be "flowing" water.
uhmm!This gave me ideas.

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