Been lurking a bit and figured I should make an account so I can post maps I work on now that I have a new tablet to replace my old broken one. I'm pretty new to mapmaking stuff, though I've used GIMP before for other artistic ventures. Most of my maps will probably either be practicing methods or related to my worldbuilding stuff. Looking forward to learning more.
Relevant personal background: archeology, use a Wacom Bamboo Capture and GIMP
Welcome !! There are a lot of us (myself included) that use GIMP for map making. The tutorial section has several great articles on using GIMP for cartography. Dive right in read a tut or two and post something in the relevant WIP section of the forum. Were a friendly and helpful bunch. I look forward to seeing your work :)
Welcome Stinger, you can do quite a bit of good map-making with just those two things. Look forward to seeing your work.