Community Atlas Project - Download information - Contributions Welcome

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imageThe community atlas project is a project where the ProFantasy community comes together and map out a complete world 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. There is also an online map browser on the site allowing you to view exported images form the maps online. There is also a page here describing the License agreement (basically, you can use them freely for personal use, the original mapper retains all copyrights to the map, but read the page 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, feel free to 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 :)

About the RealmWorks Artemisia project

A separate group constituting of both members of the ProFantasy community and others is turning the continent of Artemisia form the atlas into a complete RPG setting with descriptions, stories, npcs and more. If you make a map for Artemisia for the atlas, this group would be happy if you would grant them permission to use your map for this. Do note that this is voluntary, and you do not need to give them permission if you don't want to, it's your call. If you don't give them permission, they simply won't be using your map at all. An introduction to the project can be found in this thread. If you wish to contribute, whisper a comment to Josh.P in that thread.
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