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    Default Compasses, scales, and other map elements

    I'm going to be posting various compasses, distance scales, and the like here. All are hereby placed in the public domain; use as you wish.

    First a ship's wheel that will be the basis for a compass rose. PNG preview:


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    Simple scale.

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    Variant scales:
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    Compass built from the ship's wheel. PNG:


    Note: All of these items are meant for printing, so there won't be any color.
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    Hey those are really nice!!
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    Thanks.

    Another compass rose, this one with all 32 points for boxing the compass:
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    This is a simple cartouche; nothing special but enough of a stand-in to avoid using bitmaps. I'm hoping to get something more elegant done soon.

    You can trivially edit the text and decide whether to make the polka-dot background a solid fill in the SVG.

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    I really like your compass roses.
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    Thanks. The first one are obviously maybe a nautical option and a standard compass rose. This one is for army logistical maps, maybe?

    This one is more of a template: you may want to colorize the spear shaft or use a gradient, and you'll probably want to put a heraldic device that's appropriate to your world onto the shield.

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    These are nice.
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