Yup, go with it.
Yup, go with it.
Idk... Some maps show the land features and still number the roads.
Even (bad example, cause I'm lazy) Google Satellite maps have road numbers, I don't think you can say it must be either/or...
And I do like it with the numbers, btw :)
Ok, thanks all for your feedback, I guess I'll go with it then.
Both roads and highways.
Still labeling and changing a bit some coastlines.
:compass: Added road numbers (did not finish but they appear on three screenshots)
:compass: Added Topographic and Geographic features/names
:compass: Added River names
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I never expected labeling to be so time consuming !
Lol - that's a lot of labelling though!!
We tend to include subcategories of roads right in their names, but maybe these people are more prosaic, simply sequentially numbering them, and map users know that the numbers repeat based on what political unit you're in. OBviously (to them) Cuboctaedre no. 3 is different from Baiara Mar no. 3 :-). If you want consistency, just figure out your backstory for road naming, and stick to it.
Yes. Each province numbers their road the way they want !
Well, that's how I build the whole thing.
I could use letters in front (such as us states or canadian provinces), for exemple, BaļaraMar road 1 to be BA-1.
Might take place, but I shoud try.
I'm close to the end.
Here is a close view of how the map is beeing built with all the different layers :
The basic layers, the sea, the form of the country. And a red rectangle...
Close view in the rectangle with the first topographic layers.
"All" topograhical layers shown. This is not the most mountaineous part of Galia.
Added provincial and inner-provincial administrative limits.
Let's add colours to distinguish the different provinces.
Now the topographical shadow made in Photoshop is added to make the topography more realistic.
And cities roundels.Their size depends of their population and administrative status.
Population that is confirmed by the urbanisation sprawl.
Rail/road/highway networks links all the cities between them.
First labels : Town names. Size also depends of the population and administrative status.
Road and Highway numbers added. Road numbers are specific for each province but highway numbers are national.
River and Hidrographical labels added aswell.
Geographical labels added, from mountain names to geographical landforms, forests etc.
Last layers added : Provincial and Eliopy names and also the coordinate grid.
All is "hand drawn" (topographical layers/rivers). I did not use any terrain generator except my pencil and a piece of paper 10/15 years ago :)
Well that's that, you're officially insane... and that's a compliment ;)
Impressively insane :)
Also has given me ideas!! :)