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IOT Map Thread Mk. 3

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Civ'ed, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Tyo

    Tyo HANDS HIGH TO THE SOUND Moderator

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    Dropping this here in case anybody wants a tyo original

    Provincial Map:
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  2. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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  3. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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  4. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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  5. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    I got some time over the past couple months to work on a map project I've had on the back-burner for several years now, and I'm happy to announce some maps are finished.

    The inspiration came from classic tile/hex maps like those in Civ - but what bothered me with those were the distortions that occurred at the poles and far west/east due to a sphere being flattened. After some research I discovered Icosahedral Goldberg polyhedrons, which have the cool property that every face is equal size but with a handful of pentagons and a bunch of hexes you can make up an almost spherical shape. With considerable help from a friend, we got icosahedral hex maps overlayed on my other Robinson maps, creating a map with a hex grid that stretches the hexes to fit a sphere, but retains each individual hex as equal in size to each other.

    Here is a small library of hex maps of different sizes with earth as the background. I've also dropped just the hex grids themselves near the bottom if someone wants to use them for a non-earth setting.

    Also, as a reference, here are all the other maps I've made with the Robinson projection (posted back in summer 2016):
    - Blank
    - 2016 Countries
    - 2016 Borders (colourless)
    - 1900 Countries
     
  6. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    brb, try'na figure out how to use this. :D
     
  7. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    A world map of 1900? That's actually something I've been looking for for an iot that's been in the backburner of my mind for a while

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

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    literally in the first post
     
  9. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    Took a few hours and put together a better map using the smallest hex size (fixed all the coastlines such that each hex is either land or sea):

    Land Hex Map
    Water/Land Hex Map
     
  10. thomas.berubeg

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    Pretty cool, stockholme
     
  11. Terran Empress

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    Oh god, I do not envy you, but that is fantastic and beautiful
     
  12. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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  13. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    I am the mood to do a game. I fancy conducting it on a nonEarth map; essentially it will be for a fantasy setting.

    However the question is... does anyone know anyone who could do a map or at least know a good fantasy map creator that could be used with potential usage for borders if need be?
     
  14. Lord of Elves

    Lord of Elves Suede-Denim Secret Police

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    Is there any one of you out there kind enough to post the North_King and uh ... I believe it was some dude who had a bear as his avatar, Jason or something, classic NES-style world map with cities on it? I used to have it but it's on a broken laptop I haven't used in years.
     
  15. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    I cleaned up the settlement map from Total War: Three Kingdoms and put some transparency behind it. I have a very slightly wider version but this one eliminates some of the unnecessary details and focuses only on the settlements "in play."
     

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  16. Glatux

    Glatux Chieftain

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    Nice work, cleaning it up
     
  17. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    Spoiler HOI4 States Map :


    Spoiler HOI4 Province Map :
     
  18. J.K. Stockholme

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    Made a map when thinking about a scenario, thought I'd share it. Intended date is 1941:
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  19. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Canis Latranscendental

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    I'm intrigued! So... the Ottoman Empire doesn't collapse, Italy fails a second time to conquer Ethiopia, Germany and Russia... those could go either way?
     
  20. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    In the scenario I was thinking of, there is a successful liberal revolution in Germany and some Napoleon-like figure takes over and messes with the European order; then pushed back and contained eventually. Afterward there is a prolonged period of peace (and no WWI) all the way to 1941.
     
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