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    Wip Orion Spur - Zoomed Map

    Alright. Here's the - very basic - first WIP of a "zoomed in" 200x200 light-years "sector" from my Orion Spur map. Scale is 1mm=1 light year. Mapping the entirety of human space at this scale is such a daunting task that I really, really do not want to think about it, but I think if create a good template and a documented workflow, I can at least create a few "areas of interest" at this scale. To put it into perspective: A Traveller subsector is about 3x2 squares of the grid at this scale, so a full Traveller sector would be 12x8 - this map will cover about as much territory as four Traveller sectors.

    I really should have centered my main Orion Spur map on Terra, and especially placed Terra on the intersection of gridlines. Oh, well. I could probably fix that, but it'll be a bit of an effort. Instead, it'll be easier to assume that this is an Imperial coordinate system, and set up a reference point in that part of Human Space.

    These maps will be A4 sized, so I might need to use less detail than I'd like (the labels for example will be awfully small as-is). You'll definitely want the full-sized map, not just the thumbnail.

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    Original Orion Spur map is here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...Orion-Spur-Map

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    Well, I feel the Homeworlds label is too hard to see, but otherwise it seems ok. The splotchy nebula could be dropped, or you could just use a rendered nebula/space image for the background maybe?

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    Thanks for the feedback -- Yeah the black label didn't work so well. As for the nebulae, the blotches are just placeholders to mark where the big star map had stuff - I intend to hand-draw them. Like so:

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    Now, they obviously need work - but you get the idea I think

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    Wip#4:

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    Oh, muuuch nicer now indeed!

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    Thanks :-)

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    This is comming along well, I like the "nowhere" system... have some rep
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    Thank you!

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    WIP#5.

    I kinda fear this won't print well at all on A4. I did a test print on a color laser printer yesterday, and it wasn't really "good enough". I may end up having to choose a different scale, which means I can't put one of these "sectors" on one page.

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