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    Default Another attempt at a world map

    Hello. Some of you might remember that I was working on the shape of the continents to base my world in a few months ago. I scrapped my previous map, to go for something that could technically fit on a globe rather than just a square. Right now I'm just curious what others think of the world shape (again). I have avoided the poles so far, I am not sure if I want polar caps on either or both or neither poles yet, although I am definately missing some snowy lands (unless I just moved the "snowy" part closer to the equator). My problem is that I don't want to overcomplicate and crowd the map with more land masses (maybe?). Anyways! Any feedback is appreciated! The map is in Equirectangular projection and Ill post a couple of globe views as well.

    Also I should mention that the biome coloring is just a gradient to show approximate temperature zones, not actual biomes. Mountains are also just a base idea, very subject to change.

    Another attempt at a world map-newworld2014small.png

    Another attempt at a world map-round-world2.jpg

    Another attempt at a world map-round-world22.jpg

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    I really like your continent shapes. They look very stretched, as if I'm looking at them through a fish-eye lens, but projected onto a globe they look marvelous! Which reminds me: if you want polar / subpolar regions, you could just move your north and southpole around a bit - see what happens then!
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    I love it, those landforms are right up my alley.
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    I love the landforms! I'm looking forward to what you do with this!
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    *3 months later*

    So I was trying to add some land on the north polar region by converting my map into a stereographic projection. Below are pictures of what I did to it. My problem is, Im using G.Projector to change projections, but it only accepts equirectangular as an input, so now Im stuck not knowing how to bring this back into my equirectangular map to see how it looks. I wish trying to map this was as simple as drawing vectors on a 3d globe and being able to export to an equirectangular map. I wonder now, how the experts here map a globe? In any case, if I could atleast figure a way to convert this back to equirectangular I could deal with that.


    Another attempt at a world map-test1.png

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    Well I you own photoshop ( CS6 ) You can put you map on a globe in the 3d section. this helps me quite a lot whenever I want to check if all the borders merge correctly.
    Another option would be the programm/simulation game called "Universe Sandbox". with this tool you can not only put onw textures on a globe but create whole solar systems on your own.
    You might try that...

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    g.projector can use other projections as input. U need to change that in the options, after starting the program.

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    The only options in G.Projector is the Preferences tab (that Im able to find) and it has the tab for "Initialize new maps to..." which is what I think you are referring to. I have tried changing this to Sterographic and importing a Stereographic map, but it appears warped. I think this is what the program is doing. It STILL imports as Equirectangular, it just automatically selects the Stereographic setting for you to view rather than having to select it from the list. If after I "import a Sterographic map" i select Equirectagular, It shows me the original image I imported. Am I doing something wrong?

    My preferences settings:
    Another attempt at a world map-8jrxk.png

    The sterographic image (outside of G.Projector)
    Another attempt at a world map-8js2a.jpg

    After importing the image with the settings above:
    Another attempt at a world map-8js7k.jpg

    After selecting Equirectangular:
    Another attempt at a world map-8js9q.png
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