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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game: Government' started by Oldbus, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Oldbus

    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    This thread is for the Cartography Office, which is part of the Ministry of War. The aim of the Cartography office is to produce maps of benefit for the people of Licentia and the Secretary of War in particular.

    The Cartographer is appointed by the Secretary of War each term. The current Cartographer is Oldbus.

    The current Great Atlas is below.
     
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    The Great Atlas


    12th Edition, Published 1382 AD​


    by the Cartography Office, Ministry of War​



    Chief Cartographer: Oldbus

    Dedicated to our wise and noble officials, and to the Great Cartographer, Sirian.


    Introduction

    This atlas is a collection of various screenshots and unit maps produced for the benefit of the people of Licentia and the Ministry of War in particular.


    Links

    An Earlier Edition of the Atlas

    In the Information Department thread


    Turnchats

    July 16 (ended 1382 AD)

    July 11 (ended 1346 AD)

    July 5 (ended 1304 AD)

    June 27/28 (ended at 1268 AD)

    June 22 (ended at 1208 AD - when war was declared by Germany)

    June 17 (ended at 1196 AD)


    Ministry of War

    Term 7 (Oldbus)

    Term 6 (Rihiter)


    Contents

     
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    Unit Maps for Secretary of War

    The Secretary of War maps have been adjusted slightly - hopefully they will be more useful. There is also a blank version of each map (i.e. without units and fog) which is designed to be used as a dot map by citizens. There is also a blank small-scale map covering a much larger area which is designed to help when planning unit movements over a larger area.


    Northern Licentia area
    Blank:

    Abydos/Auda City area
    Blank:

    South-western Licentia area
    Blank:

    South-eastern Licentia area
    Blank:

    Northern Germany area
    Blank:

    Northern Russia area
    Blank:


    Continued in next post...
     
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    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    Secretary of War maps continued...

    War Zone blank map



    Disclaimer: The Great Atlas is not an authority on state boundaries. In particular, it is not an attempt to replace the power of the Governors' Council and the people of Licentia in determining state boundaries. The boundaries drawn are merely an attempt to clarify which cities belong to which state and are drawn equidistant from the respective cities. The Office of the Cartographer and the Ministry of War accept no responsibility for any civil war arising from disputes regarding these maps :mischief:



    City Maps

    Independent Cities

    Boaring Wallow 0E0N
    Area City

    Micalian's Gate 0E4N
    Area City

    New Port City -9E-13N
    Area City

    Fort Impervious -6E-17N
    Area City

    New City at 'Red Dot' -5E-2N
    Area City
     
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    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    State of Auda Minor

    Auda City 3E-8N
    Area City

    Toot Uncommon 6E-13N
    Area City

    Basillica 4E-18N
    Area City
     
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    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    State of West Licentia

    Abydos -4E-10N
    Area City

    Old Sarai 0E-12N
    Area City

    Constitution Falls -1E-17N
    Area City
     
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    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    German Cities

    These maps aim to show something of the German cities to which we have line-of-sight. The units listed in the bottom left-hand corner are those in the city itself.


    Dortmund


    Berlin
    Troops in Berlin: Troops 1NW of Berlin:
     
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    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    Culture Maps

    Northern Area


    Southern Area
     
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    Graphs and Statistics about Licentia

    Graphs

    Culture

    Food

    Gold

    Power

    Production



    Statistics

    Licentian Cities
    By pop:
    By prodn:

    Civics

    Demographics

    Finance

    Religion

    Top 5 World Cities
     
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    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    Science Information

    We have 10 turns until we complete Feudalism.

    We have completed all techs before the ones on this screenshot apart from Monotheism and not completed any of those that come after:



    General Maps

    The purpose of these maps is simply to show the world we live in and how we have named it. They will not be updated as often as the maps above as (other than boundary changes) most information should be fairly static.

    Please be aware that these maps will be a bit bigger than those above.

    Last Updated: 1142 AD (before any of the polls resulting from the Big Naming Thread).



    Northern Area


    Southern Area
     
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    Cartographic Notes

    The World

    In ages past, when the tribes of hunters that would form the great nation of Licentia were wandering across the world, it was believed that the world was flat. With the great advances in learning that came with civilisation, it was then discovered to be a sphere. Some very clever folks then discovered that the world was not a true globe, but a shape called a spheroid. And they were smug. Frankly, everyone else had a bit of a laugh when further discoveries showed that the true shape of the world was not a spheroid after all, but a sidoid - very like a sphere but with some strange properties.

    Due to insight from Dutchfire, we have been able to determine where the equator is: one square south of New Port City and Toot Uncommon. Using the grid reference, it is -15N. Since the trade for the Calendar technology, our wise folks have been finally able to determine our overall position on the globe. Our continent is in the western hemisphere.


    Mapping the world

    The process of creating a two dimensional map from a three dimensional surface is called a projection. Due to the unusual properties of a sidoid, only a sirianal projection is suitable for mapping our world. A sirianal projection maintains equal area, but distorts distances. In particular, distances in the directions that are 45 degrees from the 4 cardinal points (i.e. N, S, E and W), appear on the maps to be approximately 1.41 times as far as they are on the ground (the exact relationship is square root of 2).

    Some of the small-scale regional maps (e.g. the cultural maps) produced by the Cartography Office are a conventional orthogonal sirian projection, but many of the larger-scale maps are shown with a perspective view which distorts distances towards the top of the map.


    Map grid

    Most of the maps produced by the Cartography Office have a grid to help locating features. The origin of the grid is our capital, the glorious city of Boaring Wallow (0E0N). Grid squares east and north of Boaring Wallow have positive numbers and those to the south and west have negative numbers (for example, Micalian's Gate has a grid reference of 0E4N and Abydos' reference is -4E-10N).

    The reference numbers actually refer to the south-west corner of the grid square and if more precision is required then tenths of a square may be estimated (e.g. our Noble Leader's Palace front door is approximately 0.7E0.4N).
     
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    Very nice job, i hope you don't mind if a use some pictures for Auda Minor.
     
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    Not at all - it is here to be used.
     
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    Atlas updated again to 1142 AD (end of TC on 11 June)
     
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    Added a General Map for the northern area of our continent. This has various things named (before any polls resulting from the Big Naming Thread) and is aimed at encouraging folks to vote when the polls come out so that we can have more names on the map.

    EDIT: and added map for southern area of our continent
     
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    Most of Atlas updated to 1196 AD (TC 17 June). New section has maps of German cities we can see.
     
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    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    Secretary of War maps only updated to 1268 AD (TC 27/28 June). These maps have been adjusted slightly and blank versions added for citizens to use for creating dot maps and plans. Also, a small scale blank map has been created of a much wider area to help with planning the war.
     
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    Atlas updated to 1304 AD (July 5)
     
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    Atlas updated to 1346 AD (July 11)
     
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    Atlas updated to 1382 AD (July 19)
     

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