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The Ultimate Map Thread

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Abaddon, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Princeps

    Princeps More bombs than God

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    Does anyone have a map of ancient mediterranean + persia?
     
  2. Eltain

    Eltain Emperor

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    Check the first page, there's a whole series by North King. What time specifically, and what style?

    EDIT: Here's a nice group of maps, though many borders aren't exactly right, and I'm actually not sure this is the -best- source, but it's nice enough to base others off of, with a little research.

    http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/maps.html
     
  3. Princeps

    Princeps More bombs than God

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    Something MS paint made, very basic.

    NKs are nice, but I don't want the entire world. Just a fairly large map of the region Mediterranean + Persia.
     
  4. Northen Wolf

    Northen Wolf Young Hunter

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    Just for you, I Did that :p
     
  5. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Try looking in here for reference. (The maps are a little higher quality than what you're looking for.) It's my favorite historical map repository on the internet.
     
  6. Princeps

    Princeps More bombs than God

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    Perhaps I should've said that the map doesn't need to have any political borders or cities. Just a sufficiently large resolution picture of the area in question.
     
  7. Secretum

    Secretum Chieftain

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    Sure. It doesn't belong to only one person tho... I should know.
     
  8. Northen Wolf

    Northen Wolf Young Hunter

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    You're impossible, you do know that?
     
  9. Secretum

    Secretum Chieftain

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    Yeap. You've taught me well.
     
  10. Ninja Dude

    Ninja Dude Sorry, I wasn't listening...

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    I would like to make a request for a non-earth map for Matt and I's new edgy and fresh NES. If this humble plea for help isn't answered, you'll all be guilty of killing a great thing in its infancy.

    (Please? :p )
     
  11. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    A "non earth map" is pretty broad and without qualification. I can have you a "water world" map by later tonight. :p
     
  12. Haseri

    Haseri Emperor

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    Here is a non-Earth map I made.

    Con: The process is random, but slow editing is possible.
    Pro: You get a neat satellite-style map to go with it.

    Just PM me the details of size, water coverage % and average tempreature, in Kelvin preferably.
     
  13. Symphony D.

    Symphony D. Deity

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    Thoughts On (half-scale; very rough; incomplete; segment) Photorealism: Don't.

    Spoiler :
     
  14. Milarqui

    Milarqui Deity

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    Ripped off taillesskangaru's map for Iron and Blood, and for the potential future Evil Genius NES:
    Spoiler :

    The colours in the map are for each of the agencies that are watching your moves. Quite hard to make it minimally balanced, number-wise. Any opinion is welcome.

    If taillesskangaru is OK with it, I'll use it.
     
  15. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I want to be able to do this!!! Simply awesome.
     
  16. North King

    North King blech

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    I like the interior, but it doesn't sync up with the coastline. I'm curious as to how you applied the satellite imagery, though.
     
  17. Matt0088

    Matt0088 Deity

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    I'll take any serious or partially serious offer!! :goodjob:

    Thanks for the offer! I does seem however, to be a bit, as you mentioned, random/static? Can it be made more Earth-like? :)
     
  18. foolish icarus

    foolish icarus Shipwreck

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    An earnest conclusion that it's not worth it or hyperbole?

    In any such image how much of what we see is a result of human impact on the environment? e.g., does farmland look noticeably intrinsically different from pasture at that scale, or perhaps even one type of farmland different from another?

    Is this a reasonable way to convey changing information repeatedly, or only a one-off snapshot?
     
  19. Symphony D.

    Symphony D. Deity

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    Reapplication of source material to a different sector, more thoroughly blended, actually half-scale:



    Acquire 21600x21600 imagery. Work with a 8000x4000 map. Copy and paste relevant segments to desired landmass. Use Clone Stamp (~20%) and Healing Brush (~80%) extensively to merge the pieces and generate a more blended land form. Use the oceans as a "cookie cutter" layer on top with landmass removed to ensure coast fit. Surface features are not at "scale" relative to the new planet but no one will much care and trying to operate to scale is an exercise in frustration.

    Oceans are more complicated. I'm not entirely satisfied with what I have. Lakes and rivers are another matter again.

    A given continent requires perhaps 4-8 hours of work. It's fastest to build the 8000x4000 landmass layer in the 21600x21600 satellite file. The resultant total file will weigh in at over 700MB. Independent planetary file for working with the 8000x4000 layers will be 100-150MB. Saving takes upwards of 30 seconds. Performance is sluggish on a quadcore with four gigs of RAM. Rendering performance is currently unknown (simply not far enough). Utility is subjective.

    The data in question is 2km/pixel resolution. Cities and land-clearings are routinely visible and must generally be edited out.

    In and of itself, the latter. Attempting to directly depict land form changes on the base map is futile/exhaustive.
     
  20. carmen510

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    Does anyone have a blank "Darkest Hour" map? While the Hearts of Iron 2 map would probably fit my purposes, I kinda like the provincial borders for that map a bit more.
     

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