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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2019
     
    Here is my, as yet incomplete, version of the Modern Political style (Annual 4, issue 42) for Elen Daelarion.
      Elen Daelarion - Modern Political.PNG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2019
     
    That's an interesting style I've never seen being used before :)

    Why are you doing these in separate threads?
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2019
     
    Because I am working on each a little at a time, and it stops me becoming more confused than usual. I actually do the best work, when I am sort of multi-tasking, even though I'm a boy
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2019
     
    LOL!

    I'm no good at multi-tasking either, so I do know what you mean ;)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2019
     
    Here is my progress. All mountains and lakes named, along with some caves and rivers and towns. The caves are numbered according to JimP's schema - I note there are two 10's!
    I have made new vector symbols for towers and monasteries.
    I will also be adding mileage numbers along the roads, as per modern road maps.
    The cave names in general will include both JimP's names and the Gaelic translation, as best I can (Bastion is translated as Strong Fort in Gaelic).
    Comments and critique are very welcome.
      Elen Daelarion - Modern Political.PNG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2019
     
    Looks really good, Quenten :)

    The only thing I would adjust is where the labels have bumped into symbols - just to inch them away a mm or two?
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2019
     
    Heavens to Murgatroid ! Sigh. I'll just go with the names.. and keep the two 10s. One has a name and the other doesn't. I'll name the one that hasn't a name later on.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2019
     
    Saved the map to my computer so I don't have to write the names down for now. Thanks !
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2019
     
    Remember, whatever names you choose for the so far unnamed dungeons, I will translate into Gaelic, and put both names on the map. And frankly, apart from the Rorial Halls (6) and Mithlos Holes (8), feel free to use whatever names you like, regardless of whether they have names at present - the map is unfinished, and I can translate your English names into Gaelic as per Caves 1 and 2. And I get fun out of seeing how they turn out. Like 'Strider' becomes 'Telcontar' in LOTR
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime7 days ago edited
     
    3) Brón Dorcha 4) Iontacháit 5) Geata-thuaidh 7) Jadzidun 9) Daefaldun 10) Dun Elrogel 10) Láidir Thinmarethdún 11) Zogniladún 12) Fairegleann 13) Abhannfaire 14) Thrarasi Faire 15) Fairlocha 16) Coimeád an Iarthair 17) Foraoisefaire
    I have changed 16 to Western Hill Keep, just so as not to repeat dun all the time.
    Please use your English names for your dungeons, and I will put both on my map. Thanks, Jim, you're a brick.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Okay, names saved.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Another update - highway labels, national parks, and all caves and ruins named. Just a few rivers, and villages and towns to go, and completion of distance measuring between intermediate dots.
      Elen Daelarion - Modern Political2.PNG
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Got it.
    • CommentAuthorSkidAce
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    @Quenton, I was messing with modern political after seeing your elegant example.

    Where does the forest fill come from,? I did not initially see it within the pre-built drawing tools.
    • CommentAuthorSkidAce
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Actually the mountain fills look different too, is there a technique I am missing?
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    The forest is on Sheet TERRAIN with 50%% transparency, Layer VEGETATION, colour 85, and fill pattern Random (Brush Pattern). It was not part of the Drawing tools. Nor were some of the symbols, but they are all vector, so should be no awful red X's.
    The mountain and hill contours as per the drawing tools in the Modern Political Style Annual 4 (2010), Issue No 42, using mountain and Hill relief (low and High) bitmaps, with various changed in Hue/Saturation and transparency.
    • CommentAuthorSkidAce
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Thanks friend!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Virtually complete. I have heights of mountains and some more road distances to calculate. I have tried to make it look like a modern map you would buy in the newsagent.
    PLEASE... any and all critique wanted, so I can have this map as good as possible.
    And it is a special gift for Remy Monsen who was interested to see how a fantasy map in Schley style would translate to this style. I hope you like it, Remy.
      Elen Daelarion - Modern Political3.PNG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Very impressive :)
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    It is quite interesting, but it doesn't feel much like a fantasy map anymore. But, that's really the point of that style anyway. It gets very difficult to not think of the roads in that map as modern asphalt highways.


    Of course, all this gets me thinking of another crazy project, mapping the same location up through the ages, with map styles more or less representatives for the era being mapped, and of course have the location change appropriately between each map to reflect the passage of time and expansion of civilization.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    I might try that in another site.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    The final product. I will wait 1 day before submitting to the Atlas, so please put in your suggestions for changes before then.
      Elen Daelarion - Modern Political4.PNG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Would you think I was very picky if I mentioned the labels again?

    Its just that the mountain names in some places are a tiny bit too close to the point of the triangle and at this scale appear to touch them, which is a little distracting. They could also be uniformly centred above the point?

    Other than that a great job :)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Thanks for that, Sue - it is just the sort of comment I was after. I will try to fix it tomorrow
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    The Elen Daelarion - Modern Political is now in the atlas. A great map, although I have to admit, it looks a bit misplaced among all the fantasy maps in there. But it is quite cool to be able to see how much flavor a map style imparts on the understanding of the map when you put this side by side with one of the fantasy version(s).

    Thanks for contributing. If we continue at the current pace, we will dwarf the FR Atlas in a few years.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    Just a few years ? How many maps are in the FR Atlas ?
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    850+. And we are already at 338 maps after a bit over two years.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    I have 853 of them, now that I check. Most of them don't have much detail, and some have lots of detail. Not that I have looked at every one of them.