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    Default Level lines map

    Hello

    At the moment I'm making a level-lines map. The objective is more than to give a exact terrain altitude information in each point as could give a topographical chart in 1:50.000 by example, to get a map-background that gives the reader an general idea of the relief without take the eyes off the main map-personality, as the History in this case. This background, of course, would be employed in the preparation of many maps changing only the relief changes throughtout history. The size is more or less for A4.

    The basis of the new map is "Gran Átlas Aguilar":
    http://home.tiscali.nl/~wvanrosm/agwww_english.htm
    The way for drawing lines is the tablet using the pen-tool with Free-hand (not the pencil, the pen). Making the points one by one and draging to get the curve.
    Colours are chosen by me.
    I hope to finish it as soon as possible.

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    Looks interesting. But this isn't the proper forum for this post. This is the monthly contest forum. Should be in the regional mapping forum !
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    Thanks to all the people for your comments that have encourage me to go on. I see that most of you is thinking I'm going too far , but is the only way to make a modern-look relief, I think. I took the idea from the Barrington Atlas. Saving the diferences.

    Quote Originally Posted by lostatsea View Post
    Looks interesting. But this isn't the proper forum for this post. This is the monthly contest forum. Should be in the regional mapping forum !
    Thanks lostatsea, really that it is going to be my home-forum most of the times cause the kind of maps I make.
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    Besides that, a river is a bit wonky in the lower right middle. I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eViLe_eAgLe View Post
    Besides that, a river is a bit wonky in the lower right middle. I think.
    Yes, you are right eViLe_eAgLe, I have corrected the area.

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    Looking good. Look forward to seeing more.

    I moved your thread to the regional WIP area. The redirect will expire in a day so come back here after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    Looking good. Look forward to seeing more.

    I moved your thread to the regional WIP area. The redirect will expire in a day so come back here after that.
    Thanks Jaxilon

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    It looks really nice so far. I look forward to the finished piece

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    This is looking very cool! And wow, the work involved in doing this whole thing with a bezier pen. Hats off, and have some rep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidde View Post
    This is looking very cool! And wow, the work involved in doing this whole thing with a bezier pen. Hats off, and have some rep
    Thanks very much Gidde. I never use the bezier pen. The reason is that for me is easier to work with the pen... surely that the problem is that I have not met the way to handle the bezier properly... but now is an habit.

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