Community Atlas Project - Download information - Contributions Welcome

MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator
edited September 14 in Resources
The community atlas is a project where the ProFantasy community comes together and map out the complete world of Nibirum for everyone to use. Here, we provide all kinds of maps, from world maps to continent maps to area maps to city maps to dungeon maps and much more, and they are all hyperlinked together in an interactive atlas.
Anyone who wants to can download this atlas. The files in it are in the Campaign Cartographer 3+ map format, meaning you can easily edit the maps for your own use, to make the maps better fit your world, or you can just use it as it is, either using individual maps, or just adopt the world mapped in the atlas as your own campaign world. You can also use the maps for inspiration, and examine them to figure out how they were made. And all the maps are hyperlinked together, meaning you can navigate through the world, they are not just a bunch of random maps.

The maps in the atlas are mapped by a wide variety of community members of different skill and style, and the maps in the atlas reflects this as well. And we are always looking for new maps to the atlas, so please consider contributing. Contributing to the atlas is a great way of testing out that latest annual style you wanted to try, to experiment with your styles, or just get some additional mapping experience. And everyone is welcome to contribute, you don't have to be a CC3+ expert.

Download

The atlas can be downloaded from the Community Atlas Project web site. From here you can download the complete atlas package with all the maps made so far, over 400 in total.
You can also browse the maps on the website and download high-resolution png versions for use outside CC3+.
The website does contain a search facility if you are looking for something in particular, for example a city map, and you can download individual .fcw files if you prefer instead of grabbing the complete atlas.
These maps are available to use freely for personal use, check the License Agreement for details.

How to contribute

Anyone is welcome to contribute to the atlas. Basically, you just find an area that hasn't been mapped yet, then make a request here in this thread to be assigned that area. Once confirmed, you can start mapping it. More details and requirements here.
Also remember, this project is intended to be a long-term project. If you don't have the time to contribute this month, consider doing it next month. And there is no time-limit for finishing your maps, take the time you need. (Note that all reservations do get removed after 12 months. If you need more time than that, that is still fine, but you need to tell me about it to extend your reservation)
While working on a map for the atlas, we'd love to see you post your progress in the forum to get comments, feedback and suggestions for your map (Please start a new thread though, this thread isn't for individual map discussion.)

A note about styles

This atlas contains maps in a wide variety of styles. Some maps works fine in the base CC3+ product, other require specific add-ons. This means that there will always be some maps that you cannot open unless you own all the add-ons for CC3+. For these maps, you won't be able to edit and manipulate them in CC3+, but you can still use the exported images found in the online map browser. The map notes for the map will tell you which styles was used and which products are required, so you can get this product if you want to view the map or make maps in this style yourself.

Please contribute and help make the atlas better, we always need more maps :)
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Comments

  • 21 days later
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator

    Atlas will be down for a few hours due to network maintenance.

    Loopysue
  • 1 month later
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator

    So, I put together a video showing how I prepare atlas maps and discuss some of my tools. It is a bit on the longish side, but I suppose it could be interesting for some.

    The sound is not perfect unfortunately, something up with my mic config. I'll get that sorted for my next video, but it is still fully watchable.


    Note that the reason Sue's map was wrongly scaled here was that she though the city was in metric scale, which is quite understandable because it is actually started on a metric template, but the sizes of all buildings and symbols used are in imperial, something I hadn't noticed before the contest.

    LoopysueQuentenWyvernWeathermanSwedenLorelei
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