Community Atlas - The World of Nibirum

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  • Would it help to temporarily import a bitmap of the map you want to check things against?
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator
    Posted By: Shessarit's all of the flipping back and forth between maps to make sure that I'm close to accurate that takes time.
    Sounds like you need a couple of extra monitors.
  • Posted By: MonsenSounds like you need a couple of extra monitors.
    Yes! Well thanks for this suggestion Remy. I just have to rearrange my working location a bit and I can connect up a second monitor. This shows my old-timer thinking pattern. I never understood why my kids have multiple monitors. Duh!

    LOL!
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator
    Posted By: ShessarI can connect up a second monitor
    I do recommend you go for a third while you are at it. It's my preferred setup. Three screens at work, three screens at my PC at home, and most importantly at all, three screens when I DM (not including the projector I use to show things to the players, that's a separate display on a separate system).
  • Posted By: MonsenI do recommend you go for a third while you are at it. It's my preferred setup. Three screens at work, three screens at my PC at home, and most importantly at all, three screens when I DM (not including the projector I use to show things to the players, that's a separate display on a separate system).
    Remy, that made me giggle. Haha.

    Here's the little corner where I usually do my mapping. Do you see that little white snack tray that holds my laptop, mouse, and coffee cup? When I talk about moving my location to accommodate a second monitor, I meant moving from that snack tray to the dining room table. :D
  • OMG!

    You make me feel so much better about squishing an entire new PC onto a desktop that isn't much larger than your tray! LOL!

    The company who sold it to me couldn't understand why I didn't want a bigger screen. But they aren't the ones who have to have it 'just so' to make sure it's not pressed up against the tower.
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator
    You girls seriously need a proper office desk. Working on a computer is so much easier when you have proper space, proper seating, proper work height and a properly sized screens.
  • Looking at what Shessar and Loopysue use for workspace makes me feel very spoilt indeed...

    :O :O :O
  • I have two monitors, but only room for one on a white folding table I got from a big box store.
  • I have yet to need more than 1 monitor, but then, I don't do much except game, map, write and surf internet and watch TV shows
  • Well that's 5 for a start! :P
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator
    Have you tried using several? I find that most people before they have tried working seriously with multiple monitors always say that, but afterwards, they always say that they couldn't understand how they managed without before. In my mind, all the activities you just listed requires more than one monitor (the last one mostly because I desperately need to actually work on something while watching TV-like things, otherwise I I get way too restless)
  • I have both a limited budget and limited room, and prefer to do one 'task' at a time - i am male, you know.
  • I had 2 monitors at my last job, all work related. I had to compare equipment lists from different people. Tracking serial numbers gave me a headache.
  • I'm with you, Quenten! Although the one monitor I do have is huge!
  • Ditto for my desktop - which is sadly out of order.
  • jslaytonjslayton Surveyor Moderator, ProFantasy
    Many of those books on the shelf look familiar. Reminders of a simpler time...
    I use two monitors mounted to one of those old dual ergotron arm setups. Let's me keep the debugger on one monitor and the debuggee on the other. Switching the z order of windows while debugging is a whole different level of pain!
  • Well, curling up in my favorite chair with a cup of spiced coffee and a mapping project open on the laptop is one of my favorite things to do. I'm on my third laptop and second comfy chair since I chose this spot as mine. I like the mobility of the laptop for gaming so that I can have it with me no matter who is hosting game night that week. I will admit that my laptop screens have gotten progressively larger as my eyes have gotten progressively older. :D

    Yep Joe, most of the books are mine as well. Top shelf are some of my favorite novels, middle shelf are frequently referenced AD&D 2E and a few history reference books, third shelf are mostly my gardening, chicken raising, and bee keeping books. The rest of the gaming books are behind the doors on the bottom. This is my spot with all of the things that make me happy.

    It's nice to know that I'm not the only one on the planet not using multiple monitors. :D
  • 2 months later
  • Yes, I'm still working on this. I have once again hit the point where too many nodes are causing the system to not respond so I have to go back through what I've done and simplify it all again. Sigh.

    I really want to finish this by the end of this month. I'm tired of working on it. :)
  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    Its looking really great, Shessar! :)

    When I get tired of something I take a break from it for a couple of weeks, but I make sure I go back to it before I forget where I was with it.
  • I know the feeling, Shessar. I often intersperse my big project (eg Dun Fingolfin) with smaller, less time consuming ones (eg, Watabou cities)
  • edited February 11
    Thanks for the moral support Sue and Quenten. It's what keeps me going on this map some days. :)

    I'm down to the final continent of Dorient to finish. Right now I'm working at reducing the number of rivers on that continent. I also have cleanup to do on the earlier continents I did because I changed my techniques along the way.

    I've also started work on the ocean contours, though they are still preliminary. Also playing with ideas for the border and cartouches. Does anyone know which fonts come with the base CC3+? I want to make sure that I choose something that everyone can see.

    I still have a way to go on this map but feel confident that I'll finish it by the end of the month.
  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    Oh I like the presentation. That's looking really smart :)

    I think the best way to find out about the fonts included with the template is to start a new map and check out the list you get with it.
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator
    Check the fonts list on the Contribute page, it shows which fonts in a standard install comes from where.
  • Remy saves the day again! Thant's where I saw the list of fonts!

    I knew I had seen it somewhere and my mind associated it with you. I looked through the Tome and the Blog and was beginning to wonder if I had just dreamed of there being a list of fonts. Thanks for pointing me to the correct place. :D
  • WyvernWyvern Surveyor
    I think the How to Contribute fonts list may need updating, as I've a feeling a couple of fonts or more were added in the 2019 Annual which don't seem to be there. One I especially recall was Mayan, because I had a problem with this, already having an actual Mayan glyphs font installed, but irritatingly with both having the same name, the newer CC3+ one couldn't be added to my system!
  • edited February 14
    I'm getting close to finishing this.

    I removed the scale because it was really only accurate at the equator.
    I still need to comb through and fix any small glitches and make sure everything is on the correct sheet and layer.
    I'm not entirely happy with the font, both style and color, so I'll have to play with that a bit.
    I suppose I should add the names of the oceans, so I'll have to comb through all of the maps to see if I can find them.

    Recommendations are most welcome at this point.
  • The ocean names are on my Mercator Nibirum map: https://atlas.monsen.cc/atlas/world/world%20-%20mercator.jpg
  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator
    edited February 15
    Posted By: ShessarI removed the scale because it was really only accurate at the equator.
    I understand your reasoning here, but without a scale, you also lose all indication of size, which is a bad thing. May I recommend keeping the scale, and adding a small text below it, like "scale only accurate at equator due to map projection" or something?

    Also, it is Doriant, not Dorient.

    Agree about the font.
  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    On equirectangular maps I do a scale but define it as the "Equatorial Scale in Miles"
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