Diamond, yep the dotted area in SE mountain semi circle is a city. Trying to find a different symbol to use for built up areas. Not sure it came off too well, I think the dots are to large and overpowering, might have been better off to use smaller dots LOL. The triangle dot symbol elsewhere are ruins. The other symbols so far are varying population levels of towns / villages etc. I've been trying to think up a background story as TheHoarseWhisper suggested, but I'm not having any luck there either. And yeah the borders can get tedious, but if your dead tired their just brain dead repetition so no big deal you won't even remember you did them!
Glad you like the Amberroberts09, feel free to steal em if you wish