Nice to see a forum with so many members helping each other. I may actually be able to make a map using just
the materials and resources I find here.
Bravo to and THANKS to all!
Do obey copyright laws, though. The photographer's watermark on that one means it's probably off-limits unless you yourself are Moore Photography?
All the samples posted here are open to others right?
Typically, yes. But in the absence of a statement saying so, it's not a bad idea to try to contact the author of a texture to acquire permission. If someone's posted a texture that they say was taken from another website, go to that website and try to find a license or usage guide. For instance, the photograph I commented on above is not (yet) cleared, so I wouldn't use it.