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    Wip Yoschanon

    OK, here's my first map to post on this forum.

    Just a few words about the world itself, it's "Fantastic Biedermeier", which means my inspiration was the early 19th century, combined with fantastic elements from folk stories and fairy tales.

    The map covers an area of approx. 4500km*3400km.

    It shows the most important cities, the most important geographical names.

    Grey are the high mountain ranges (smaller mountains and hills can be found elsewhere, but will be not shown), dark green are forests (the same here, smaller woods can be found elsewhre, too, but aren't important enough to be shwon), yellowish-beige are deserts, white patterns indicate permafrost and light green is "somehow unsable land".

    Things to be done: Infrastructure (like railways), political borders and...
    a differentiation of "somehow usable land".
    At the moment it encompasses such different terrains like fields, meadows, steppe, marshlands, moors, etc.

    Done in CorelDraw.

    Any comments, questions, suggestions,... are welcomed.
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    It's a nice start - simple and straitforward.

    The only thing that seems 'off' to me is the light-green patterning in the north, doesn't really work with the rest of the map in my opinion.

    Have you given any thought to adding texture to it? Not that it needs it, just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    The only thing that seems 'off' to me is the light-green patterning in the north, doesn't really work with the rest of the map in my opinion.
    Yes, it's more a kind of "do not forget it's icy here" marker.
    I guess it will be changed as soon as other "badlands" like moors, bogs, etc. are added.

    Have you given any thought to adding texture to it? Not that it needs it, just curious.
    This map? No. The other map ? Yes.
    I work on two different maps, this one which I want to be the "information carrier". Keep it simple and plain.
    The other one which is supposed to be more aestatically appealing will use textures, but at the moment this one got priority.

    (And there is a geological map WIP, too, but that's just a geologist's folly).

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    What's the scale on this map? I notice that the river in the far south of the map splits while heading to the sea. Is this to be a delta like the others?
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    Hey,

    Speaking for myself, I'd like to see the geologist's folly too. I like looking at all kinds of maps, but I'm not a geologist myself, so seeing how one would integrate into a straightforward map like this would be interesting, I think. In what relative technological age is it that the world will have railroads?

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    I'm with Steel; works for me and looks nice except that pattern up north. Simple, clear, and clean otherwise...good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramah View Post
    What's the scale on this map? I notice that the river in the far south of the map splits while heading to the sea. Is this to be a delta like the others?
    The original's scale is 1:15000000, but this picture smaller than the original, so I can't tell you exactly what's the scale (I had to make it smaller to present it in some other internet-forum).

    You mean the rivermouth near Pan Harkor?
    It's an estuary due to the dominace of tides in this region, like the Thames estuary for example. Growing up near an estuary somehow influenced my map.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgaine View Post
    Hey,

    Speaking for myself, I'd like to see the geologist's folly too. I like looking at all kinds of maps, but I'm not a geologist myself, so seeing how one would integrate into a straightforward map like this would be interesting, I think.
    It's colorful and handdrawn. I don't know if I can get a decent scan but I could try.

    In what relative technological age is it that the world will have railroads?
    It's early 19th century.

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    You could replace that funky patter with an icy-blue color (even a lt. Cyan would probably work.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    You could replace that funky patter with an icy-blue color (even a lt. Cyan would probably work.)
    I've tried an "icy" green instead.
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    That is much better
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