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    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    This is my first map. Probably kind of noob looking to most of you that have been doing this for a while but I welcome comments.
    Thanks,
    JSM
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    Nothing *noob* to me here. The shape of the landmass is very pleasing and the geography looks fine and well thought. I like the colors choice.
    You might wish to use SYMBOL SORT on your trees though, and I think you have a two identical mountains symbols one atop another in the middle of your chain because the shadow is darker than the other ones.
    Very beautiful map and excellent first try :))
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    Thanks for the comments. I appreciate that. What do you mean by Symbol Sort? is that a command?
    JSM
    • CommentAuthorNils
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    Hi JSM,

    this is a great map!Really nice, don't worry! :-)

    Regarding the Symbol Sort: When placing trees (or mountains, etc.), you would normally place the symbols from left to right and top to bottom, so that the symbols in the south are in front of the trees in the north and there is an overlap. This provides a bit of a perspective. If you place the symbols in a different order, you can use the command Sort Symbols in Map (Symbols menu) to fix this.

    Nils
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    I see so trees up there are behind the mountains. LOL Told ya I was a noob :)
    • CommentAuthorHenrie61
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    Very nice map. Nothing noob about it.
    And way better than my first map.
    Like the way you did the mountain range.

    One of your river splits into two rivers. And though it does happen in real life it isn't very commom.
    And I try to avoid using pine and deciduous forests alternately.
    Usually pine grows more to the north and higher up on mountains and deciduous more to the south.
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    Thanks for the comments. In regards to the rivers, I did that because I see it all the time on real maps like here http://www.coastalresearch.nl/research/ongoing-projects/berau-land Isn't this the same thing?
    JSM
    • CommentAuthorHenrie61
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    @jigsawman, its not really the same, the link you gave is showing a delta.
    Mostly they form when the river is approaching the coastline over a large piece of relatively flat land.

    But then, its your map. If you feel there should be a river that splits into two others, then thats that.

    I live in the netherlands. There is a river here that splits not once but twice.
    But like I said, its not common.
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    Nice map! And, as with Henrie61, it's way better than my first map was!

    I especially like the restraint you showed with your symbols. A common trait of "noob" maps is to be overgrown with symbols, especially forests and mountains. Your map is very visually pleasing and I like the way the tree symbols are laid out.

    Congrats! And welcome aboard!

    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    Henrie61, I understand. Thanks.

    Dogtag, Thank you :)
    • CommentAuthorFarsightX3
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    That is a very good first map. Flows well and good spacing, better than what I did when I first started! :)
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2012
     
    Thanks for the compliment :)