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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2019
     
    I have a question from Dragonsfoot.

    "Are there any plans to have a single download ZIP/etc. archive for the maps, or for the various types of maps?---all dungeon maps in one file, all wilderness maps in another, etc.?

    Allan."
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2019 edited
     
    No. The .fcw version is of a manageable size, but there are currently 23GB of image files in the atlas, not something I want to have available for download, especially not with a live thing like that atlas that gets updated all the time. (And providing "update" versions and "full" versions only gets real confusing quick)
    • CommentAuthorclithgow
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019
     
    Hi! I'd like to reserve the town on the western shore of Lake Monstran (Forlorn Archipelago, Fisher Island, Lake Monotran) per Quenten's suggestion for a city map I just finished up. Its actually already complete so I'll have the file emailed over to you shortly if there is no conflict.
      Forlorn Archipelago, Fisher Island, Lake Monotran.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019
     
    That's great.
    • CommentAuthorclithgow
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2019
     
    Posted By: MonsenThat's great.

    Excellent - You should have the file and info in your monsen@monsen.cc email now.
    • CommentAuthorclithgow
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2019 edited
     
    I'd like to also reserve the overland area around the lake. That one won't be submitted in nearly so rapid a succession as my last one. Thanks!
      Reservation.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2019
     
    That's great. Keep scale in mind, that lake is pretty large. The entire island is modern country-sized, so that rectangle still represents a considerable chunk of land.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2019
     
    I just switched the atlas to automatically enable HTTPS if the browser asks for it (which most modern browsers do). Shouldn't cause any problems, as the atlas did support https in any case, but let me know if anyone experiences issues relating to this.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2019
     
    I would like to do Sanctuary Valley as shown - both to give Sue a place for her Sanctuary City (I will liase with her re details), and also to match borders with Mt Dendorlig, and the reserved map to the south. Malajuri is the only continent I have not yet tarnished, so here goes.
      Sanctuary Valley.JPG
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2019
     
    I'd like to reserve this section in the Mt. Dendorlig Region
      Mt Dendorlig Region sections.PNG
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2019
     
    Remy, I'd like to reserve Truwithiel, as shown in my thread below. It should neatly fit between Ruma Helrevy and Fionnuala, as shown in the relevant thread below.
      peredur-truwithiel.PNG
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    Is it possible for me to get the parts of the Briar Veld that Shessar has not done?
      briar veld try.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2019
     
    Sure. They're yours. Happy Mapping.
    Keep scale in mind. Alarius is a pretty large continent, so the size of your total area there is about the size of Mexico


    Quenten's and Lorelei's requests are also good. I've been a bit distracted lately, but I noticed you had already started, so I knew the maps would be right around the corner anyway.
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    Thanks Monsen. I'll do my utmost to make these maps good. And yes, I know its a pretty big area. I'll probably split it into two chunks. Thanks again.
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2019
     
    Quenten has expressed an interest in my adding VoudCaliff to the Community Atlas. If the general consensus is for me to add it, and if I can find the right spot for it, then I will add my current city project map to the Community Atlas.

    If you would like me to do this, please let me know on the WIP thread.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2019
     
    Add away !
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2019
     
    Okay, I've narrowed down about 4 places VoudCaliff could go on the Atlas. I'm basing my decision on the terrain around the area, and the cut of the coastline, that closely resembles what I've already done. Now I just need to narrow it down farther...
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    I have finally narrowed down where I would like to put Voud Califf. Lorelai should be happy :)
      Screenshot (46).jpg
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    The location is technically fine, but linking a tiny thing like a city from a huge thing like a continent makes the link really tiny and difficult to spot. In addition, there is no city marker at the map in that position, and it looks really weird just linking in a city map from a random "blank" spot on the map.
    So, could I convince you to make a regional map for the local area too, for example the region you have already highlighted with a red square.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    If LadieStorm is unable to at this stage, I offer my services.
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    I think I might be persuaded to do so :)
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2019
     
    That's great. Pick the size of the map as you please, the red rectangle was only a suggestion (don't recommend going any smaller than that though).
    And, as I tell everyone when making regional maps from a continental one, watch the scale. Even that small red rectangle is still the size of the state of Massachusetts. A small state, but look at a detail map of it, and it is packed with settlements and other areas of interest (Population destiny is probably quite a bit lower on Malajuri though)
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2019 edited
     
    That's a perfect place!! I intended this end of the island to be wild and uncivilized like the village i had done in my Chakri Lupo Regional map. I'm really looking forward to it! Great work on your city, Storm....I'm so envious of you and Quenten and others who've managed the feat of putting together a cohesive city. I think my ADD gets the best of me when i start working on one. That's why i bribe others to do them for me...wink wink, Quenten :)

    And....congratulations on your first contribution to The Community Atlas! Hopefully this is the first of many!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2019
     
    Talking of bribes, what about thinking of doing a building in the developing Holy Head district of Torstan - eg St Trinian's (about to be renamed St Cei's Basilica Sshool)?
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2019
     
    I'll try to get to something on the map in the next few months....Spring is finally showing her pretty face and i'm out and about trying to shake off this season's SAD. Vit D tabs just weren't cutting it. Now the sun is shining and it's finally warm enough (55-60 degrees) where i can get out without being bundled up like an Inuit. I don't do much mapping this time of year with most of my spare indoors time working on my long running homebrew campaign and the maps associated with it (most of which i often can't share). I promise to try my best to make that project my next Atlas contribution
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2019
     
    I sure understand - We are entering winter here soon, and my SAD will kick in for me, too.
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2019 edited
     
    I will work something for that region then... it may be a bit bigger than that little red window, and slightly more civilized, though. I will keep it mostly unsettled... just a few settlements here and there.

    Oh, and Lorelei, I can promise you at least one other map... since the crypt dungeon I'm currently working on, is part of the graveyard in Voud Califf. So I will be adding that dungeon as well.
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    Okay, I would like to reserve this part of Malajuri. And of course, Voud Califf will go in the spot I mentioned, in this region.

    Remy, I should also reserve the Mausoleum that's farthest from the graveyard entrance in Voud Califf, as I'm already working on that dungeon.
      My Area.jpg
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2019
     
    Over a thousand views at Dragonsfoot.org over the Atlas.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2019
     
    @LadieStorm: Reservations formally added to the atlas now

    @JimP: That's great.
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2019
     
    Remy, it appears that someone has already mapped those two islands. It's part of someone else's regional map. So perhaps you should take my name off of those.
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2019
     
    okay, just so there is no more confusion, this is the area I asked for in May. I will get started on it, just as soon as I finish the dungeon map I'm already working on.
      myarea2.jpg
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019 edited
     
    Exported a 1.6 GigaPixel image from Torstan and set it up as a zoomable image.

    I love these super-high resolution zoomable versions, they are just so time-consuming to produce.

    How fluent your experience with these zoomable images is heavily depends on both your own internet connection speed, and the distance from my server. These zoomable images are so huge that the only way they can work is by sending you just the right pieces depending on your zoom level and what part of the map you are looking at, so when you change the view in any way, it needs to be sending you new pieces, and how fast you get these really impact the experience here, you may need to have some patience, for some of you, image data is being sent all the way from the opposite side of the earth.
    Your computer performance will impact this a bit too.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019 edited
     
    Thank you, Remy, this is wonderful.
    (But I can now see all my mistakes - horror!)
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019
     
    Awesome! I love how quick and easy they load now! Thanks, Remy!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019
     
    Can you download this so you don't need to either go online or go through the PF?
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019 edited
     
    Not easily. The setup requires a web server to work, so while you can easily download the .zif file (https://atlas.monsen.cc/atlas/peredur/zoom/torstan.zif), actually using it is way more complicated.

    For this to work, the image isn't stored as one large image, but rather a bunch of images in different sizes (for the different resolutions), and each of these images is split into a grid of tiles, so that the user can be served only the required files. The source image generated by CC3+ for this export was over 8GB in size. (The files inside that .zif is stored as .jpg though, so that saves a lot of space, making it much smaller).


    To use the .zif file, you'll need to upload it to a webserver along with the zoomify javascript file and a basic html file to tie things together, you cannot easily view it locally on your own computer.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019
     
    Not easy for others is impossible for me. Ah well.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019
     
    Don't despair, most people not into web development would struggle with that. The issue here is that this system simply isn't designed for local viewing in mind, it is designed to be used via a server.

    I am not even sure if the free version of Zoomify supports the .zif files on my server. I know the free converter can't make these at least, but I am unsure if it can use existing ones. I am using the paid Pro version on my server.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019 edited
     
    Note that for anyone who haven't noticed it, on the toolbar right below the zoomable image, where the zoom slider is, there is also a full screen button, which is a very nice way to enjoy these maps.

    One day when I have the time, I'll also try updating zoomify to the newest version which was released not too long ago, it is supposed to be a bit better for phone/tablet support, the version currently in use works best on a regular computer.

    Edit: I took a chance on doing a simple in place-upgrade, just updated the script from Zoomify 4 to Zoomify 5 without changing any parameters and configuration. Let me know if I broke anything, but initial testing seems things work as before.

    I've also but out a zoomable image of Kentoria, meaning all the continent maps have them.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2019 edited
     
    Discounting my approximate number of posts and views, Dragons foot mention of the Atlas views is now over 1100. That was quick. It was 1045 just about a month ago.
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    I apologize if my post isn't appropriate here, but Quenten suggested I might like to contribute a city map I posted to the Show and Tell thread to the community atlas. I would be more than happy to add it to those maps(after making some minor tweaks according to the specs in this thread); however, since I didn't design it with a particular atlas location in mind, I have no idea where it might fit into the world. I am not sure if I should post it here for suggestions. Guidance from the community would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2019
     
    Lots of places it can fit, cities are generally not that difficult to add.

    One possible location is the city of Mòrscala on Galahis. It is on the west coast, and there is a river a bit north of here, the river at the north of your city could reasonably be a distributary of this one.

    Just a quick suggestion though, others might have more.

    Thanks for considering the atlas.
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2019 edited
     
    I'd like to reserve this section of Malajuri please, Remy. As usual, i'm almost done with the map already. It's a rainy Sunday again, so why not spend it mapping?
      Ram Tu.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2019
     
    You should move to Bergen, I can guarantee you lots of rainy days here :)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2019
     
    Or anywhere in the UK :)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    I would like to reserve area E on the Artemisia map below, please
      Artemisia - regions to do.PNG