View Poll Results: A map-free map

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Thread: Suggestion: A map-free map

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    Default Suggestion: A map-free map

    The central part of most maps is, not suprisingly, the mappy bit, but they also contain cartouches, borders, scale bars, legends, title frames, coats of arms/flags etc. This idea is simple: make a map that leaves out the mappy bit. The winner will be judged on the other components of their 'map.'

    This idea might work best if each entry simply leaves a large empty hole in their image, or perhaps everyone has to use the same standard map (although that could limit contestants in style/genre a it).

    What do people think?

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    why not a contest about the elements of the map ?

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    Oh god. We might as well make it a heraldry challenge. Then people can get as complex as they want!

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    I think if you just do "map elements" people will still be more caught up in the mappy-bits


    I like the idea of white space in the center. a) you can try to make it so vivid that people can *almost see* the map, and b) I struggle with white space
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    How about a map of a map?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoopz View Post
    How about a map of a map?
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    not mapception (a map within a map within a map, although that's an excellent Idea.) a map OF a map. You have to map a map. I would leave that open to interpretation, but one rule would be that it couldn't just be a map within another map. You would have to map the elements of a map. Or tropes. or something.

    God. that was confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoopz View Post
    not mapception (a map within a map within a map, although that's an excellent Idea.) a map OF a map. You have to map a map. I would leave that open to interpretation, but one rule would be that it couldn't just be a map within another map. You would have to map the elements of a map. Or tropes. or something.

    God. that was confusing.

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    A meta-map. Not a bad idea, but I think I prefer my original suggestion.

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    so like... compass rose, key, outline, etc?

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