How do you Make Base Maps?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Codae, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Codae Well-Known Member

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    Do you just take a map of the region and mark out pixels to represent borders and coastlines and such, or is there an easier way?
     
  2. Dutchie Kandarian Bit-part Demon

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    go to Google Images and type in "Map of X" and then choose the best match for what yo want. Or check out the blank map thread.
     
  3. Codae Well-Known Member

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    I meant more along the lines of "How were the maps in the Blank Map Thread made?"
     
  4. freodhoric the Ignored

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    I go to OMC, paste together the maps i get from there, and white out all the ugly yellow.

    The last one i made, i downloaded the OMC maps both with and without rivers so that i could use rivers as boundaries, but the map wouldn't be cluttered with all the non-boundary rivers.
     
  5. Jasen777 AOC Twitter Repost Bot Donor

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    I like it!
     
  6. Jasen777 AOC Twitter Repost Bot Donor

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    Fredhoric, does the black and white option work better for you?