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    Hi everybody!
    My name is Luca, and I'm italian.
    In my free time i love write sci-fi tales.
    Please, can you show me a programs allows me to create a starship map and city, as well?
    Thank you very much

    P.S. sorry for my english!

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    Welcome to the Guild.

    There are programs ($$$) like Profantasy's Campaign Cartographer, and others like GIMP (FREE).
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    Welcome Aboard!

    I can only second what NeonKnight has suggested, but I will add that GOOGLE Sketchup is also a possibility.
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    To my knowledge, there is no program that will just generate a good looking city...it takes a lot of hand labor in any program. There are some here who are trying to do what you want but we're still a long way away from getting it right. But we're getting closer all of the time. As for the other kind of map, I'll second the above.
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    The quickest way to create ship deckplans or city layouts is with a tile mapper such as Dungeonforge (free) or Dundjinni (not free).

    With these programs you take existing tiles showing buildings, furniture, road sections, etc. and stamp them down onto a map wherever you want them.
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