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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2019
     
    Removal of stale reservations

    In about a month, I will be removing all reservations from 2017 and older from the atlas, as they probably won't be fulfilled anyway.

    Note that as stated earlier, the point is not to take away a reservation simply because someone takes a long time working on it, the intention is to remove old reservations that won't ever be done. If you have an old reservation, but wish to keep it because you plan to finish the map one day, just let me know, and I'll leave the the reservation. I know that life tends to throw curve balls at you, and that things sometimes takes (far) longer than expected. And for atlas maps, that is perfectly fine, we have more than enough available places to map, so don't have a guilty conscience just because you take your time.
    If I don't hear anything before the beginning of August however, I will consider the reservation abandoned with no interest to complete the map.

    You can check using this page if you have any reservation registered for you (the page shows all maps and reservations by name). If you have an old reservation and wish to keep it, give me a word (On the other hand, if you have a reservation about to expire and don't want it any longer, no need to tell me, I will delete it anyway)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2019
     
    Hi Remy :)

    My reservation on the Malajuri map is probably Sanctuary.

    That belongs to Lorelei now because she will be finishing the map. It's a combined feat of engineering :)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2019
     
    Wow. No wonder I'm tired.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2019
     
    I would like to keep all my reservations. Promise they will be done.
    • CommentAuthorjedius
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2019
     
    Hi! I would like to request my first reservation on the Community Atlas. It's the portion of Alarius containing the Ever Mere and the Great Divide (see red square in attachment).

    Also, can someone help me identify the scale here? I read the area that I marked off as about 1000x500. Does that sound about right?
      alarius.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2019
     
    Great. Welcome to the atlas.
    Measuring the marked area gives me more like 1000x650 miles in size. Remember that that's a huge area, almost the size of the entire country of Mexico. Remember at this scale it is completely fine to put in larger features, like large cities, islands, smaller mountains, more rivers and such, as these wouldn't be visible on the continent scale map, but would be on a country size map.

    I've reserved the area for you.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2019
     
    1100 views of my posts about the Atlas on Dragonsfoot.org.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2019
     
    And we have some great new additions to the atlas:

    - Tinevria's Rift by Jedius. Includes lots of background lore in the map descriptions

    - Wild Coast by Quenten. As usual, he also throws in some good lore with his map.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2019
     
    As announced earlier, I've now also removed some of the old stale reservations from the atlas.

    As a reminder, please update me if you find you are taking more than 6 months, but still have a desire to finish the map, even if it isn't happening right now. Making maps for the atlas is never about managing to get done quickly, take all the time you need, even if it is multiple years, but I just need to know that a reservation is still active, as some people simply disappear and leave their reservations behind, while others simply completely forget about their reservations.

    As always, you can check which reservations I have registered by going to the Maps by Mappers page, which lists all the maps and reservations by individual mapper.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2019
     
    Don't see them there, but I am still working on the 34 dungeons.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2019
     
    Yea, I probably got a little lazy there, didn't bother figuring out the coordinates for all those places. Not too many people seem to want to do dungeons anyway, so the risk of any collisions was near nil. (Not to mention dungeons are much easier to "move" if something should happen, not so with cities and overland maps.)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2019
     
    Yeah, I can imagine moving a continent map, not so easy when we already have a planet map.
    • CommentAuthorTonnichiwa
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2019 edited
     
    Hi Monsen,

    Can I reserve the city of Nyxotos, in the Kalliochos Republic on the continent of Artimesia please? It's the one with the red arrow pointing to it in this map. Thanks.
      Nyxotos.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2019
     
    Sure. It is yours.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2019 edited
     
    New city map from Quenten for the atlas:

    Enthymesia

    I just love that John Speed style.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2019
     
    Wow! You kept that one quiet, Quenten!

    Lovely map :)
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    Hello Remy,
    if possible, I would like to reserve the modification of the original FT3 file (heightmap, topography) so that it matches the maps a little bit more...
    ...and if nobody has reserved the circulation of the oceans and atmosphere I would like to give it a try to.

    The rivers that I got from Shessar indicate that the topography of the maps of the continents differ in some parts quite a lot
    as the following picture shows:


    So e.g. the mountains of Doriant in the mid-western area have to get closer to the sea (the have to be "moved" southwards) and so on...

    /André
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2019
     
    Ok, that was some rather unique requests. But they sounds like good ideas.

    Having a better FT file would be nice. When we originally generated the FT file, we only used it as a loose guide for the continent mappers, we didn't want thir mapping to be too restrictive. But backporting those changes into the FT file would be really cool, since we could provide a FT file for download that matches the world closer.

    As for ocean currents, the only map I know about that do implement those is the Errynor map (Northern Alarius), so you'll want to take that into account.


    So feel free to go ahead, I am looking forward to your results.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2019
     
    I would like to reserve North Wind Isle in Alarius for the competition, please
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2019
     
    I would also like to reserve YlandXi in the XinXing region on Kumarikandam please. I am also doing it for the Cartographers' Guilds competition, in Sue's Asian Town style.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2019
     
    Both of these have now been marked as reserved. Have fun :)
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020
     
    I've been updating some of the maps for my AD&D campaign and came across a couple that with only a bit of tweaking will work for the atlas. I would like to reserve the towns of Basti and Malva on Alarius: Southern Scar.
      Request.jpg
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2020
     
    Great.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2020
     
    I've updated the security settings on the server hosting the atlas. Please let me know if anyone have a problem accessing the atlas over HTTPS after this change. I am aware that some old/outdated equipment will no longer work, but I hoe it won't affect the equipment you guys actually use.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2020
     
    Works okay for me.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2020
     
    Ditto
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2020
     
    I would like to reserve the area just south of the Southern Scar on Alarius - The Iron Mounds.
      Iron Mounds.jpg
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2020
     
    Great. It's yours.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2020
     
    Can I reserve the town of Myktolos in Themisia on Artemisia; and the Temple and castle in it please.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2020
     
    They're yours.
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2020
     
    Well, we have the dungeons for the Temple of the Unholy but don't have the temple itself. I'd like to reserve the surrounding grounds and exterior of the temple as one map, and the temple interior as a second map.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2020
     
    Great. You are now the appointed Mistress of the Unholy.
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2020
     
    People, please stay on mapping as a topic! Especially in a sticky thread such as this. I've removed the off-topic posts.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2020
     
    I would like to reserve the mountains between Renshaw's Eyrie and the Starshine Forest on Fisher Island.
      fisher.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2020
     
    Great. I've reserved it for you.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2020 edited
     
    I don't see a name for the mountains... I did check the map notes. I'll make an area map, then go from there.

    Ah, Moroni Range further up the map. But these are separate mountains, I'll start a new thread and add the dungeon map into it later.
    • CommentAuthorJeznar
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2020 edited
     
    I am working one creating a map of a town that I think should be able to fit into the world, specifically on Galahais. I'll post a screen snap of the location.

    I have named the city "Yartar" since I am using it in my Princes of the Apocalypse game. Is it a problem to keep a Forgotten Realms name on it? I can rename it if Yartar is not kosher.

    Also, I have a name for the river it is on, I don't see one on the area map. Should that type of named object be coordinated with the parent's map owner? If so, how do I find him/her. On a related note, I'd love to have the adjacent cities named so I could mark roads out of "Yartar" with those names.

    I'm thinking I will just create a layer for atlas names and a layer for Faerun names so they can be changed with just a layer flip and keep the same map.
      Screen Shot 2020-06-10 at 9.14.37 AM.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2020
     
    I'm not clear on the copyright status of individual names, but given I think it is best to avoid directly copying names form other campaign settings. As you say, changing the names are pretty easy anyway.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2020
     
    Two great new maps for the atlas from Joe Barrett:

    Yephis
    Golden Schooner Inn
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2020
     
    Another great map from Joe Barrett now in the atlas

    Wink & Kiss
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2020
     
    Lovely maps!

    Well done, Joe :D
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2020
     
    I know that I have two maps reserved currently for the Temple of the Unholy but I wanted to do a quick map using Sue's new annual so am requesting this area on Alarius.
      Request.jpg
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2020
     
    Great. Have fun :)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2020
     
    Hi, can I have the mid-west portion of Kentoria (an overlooked continent)
      Kentoria MW region.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2020
     
    A new map from Joe Barrett. Thanks for another great contribution.

    Mausoleum In The Park
    • CommentAuthorjmabbott
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2020
     
    Hi All,

    I'd like to reserve the town of Blackrock on the Loska Environs map, see below.

    Regarding licensing; can I write and publish an adventure that uses my maps only with a link to the atlas for folk who want to adventure elsewhere?
      loksa environs.jpg
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2020 edited
     
    Great. It is yours. Welcome to the atlas.

    Yes, you can do that. You retain full rights to your own maps, and can do whatever you want with them (Well, except grant exclusive rights to someone else I guess). Feel free to link directly to specific maps in the atlas if required, the permalinks are shown below each map to the right (but do link to the map pages, not directly to the images).
    • CommentAuthorjmabbott
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2020 edited
     
    No worries. Thanks Monsen. I''m much more comfortable working at dungeon scale but I need to work on my overland and city scale maps so this will be a good challenge for me. I'll most likely do it in the basic B Bitmap style...There will most likely be a dungeon map linking to the mines as well but one map at a time...
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2020
     
    The atlas have now served over 1 terrabyte of data. This includes downloads of the atlas and high res images, as well as online map views and some misc stuff.

    The atlas has had a slow but steady growth curve over the years. Remember, it is useful to non-CC users as well, so don't be afraid to advertise it in communities you think could benefit from it.
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    This is great news. I'm glad that more people are downloading and hopefully making use of our maps. I've used a number of them myself and find this a really useful time saver. I'm really grateful for all of the work everyone has put into this project.