Micro-Worlda Development/Showcase Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Tangle, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    This is the new thread for the new 602x325 px quarter-pounder-size Worlda. Being done in Robinson from the start, because you can't stop me.

    Why am I doing this? A certain someone asked for it, and I already had the quarter-size map.

    Advantages / Upshots:
    - Good for comparing to something bigger. Want Earth to be colonized by people from a Neptune-sized world? Well, now the Neptune-sized world doesn't have to be bigger than the Q-BAM to be proportional.
    - Adorable.
    - Will be easier to build than the M-BAM, even if the M-BAM was the same size (because the Micro-Worlda already has a base with a fair amount of data already there).
    - Tininess makes it easier to change on large scales than the Worlda.
    -From Petros: Could be useful for mini-maps depicting the religion/economic/language/bloc/alliance, or whatever else alongside the political borders larger map, showing the greatest extent of empires that remain in the larger map, or just cranking out a quick scenario without stressing over precise borders.


    Disadvantages:
    - Tiny. Britain's like 16 px tall.
    - Now the Aral Sea's even smaller.

    Next post is for the map showcase and also updates.
     
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  2. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    Map Showcase

    Blank Virgin Earth:

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    Rivers:
    [​IMG]

    Nations:
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    Rivers+Nations:

    Nothing uploaded as of yet.


    Updates

    2016-09-05.1: Thread built.
    2016-09-05.2: Minor update, but still covering maybe a thousand miles!
    2016-09-06.1: Medium-scale update- the entire rest of South America, plus the coast of NA to the Gulf of Alaska
    2016-09-06.2: South America political.
    2016-09-06.3: Added the rest of Alaska, then Spain and Iceland.
    2016-09-10.1: Finished the Americas. Added a little bit of Russia.
    2016-09-17.1: The world is done. Europe+South America Political on the map.
    2016-09-25.1: Sorry for not applying update earlier.

    Contributors
    Aquagel8last320- Original motivation, much of Europe
    Tangle- Scaled map, East North America, Indonesia, Siberia
    XO Mapping- South America, West North America, Political Map South America, Political Map Europe
    Xhavnak- Korea, Australia, Russia, Indonesia
    BMN- Africa, Arabia, Pacific Isles, Antarctica
     
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  3. Medibee Rallies 'round the flag

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    How kawaii.
     
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  4. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    Good, that's one advantage confirmed.
     
  5. XO Mapping Actually a furry

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    Welp, we now have enough map sizes to order drinks at Starbucks.
    Short: Micro-WorldA
    Tall: Worlda
    Grande: Q-BAM
    Venti: M-BAM
    Trenta: FY-BAM
     
  6. Aquagel8last320 ...

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    when will the next update be?
     
  7. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    Is there really a need for this?

    If you want to go ahead and create this, you are certainly welcome, but I don't think there is really a pressing need for a new basemap.
     
  8. Lowtuff 涼しい風

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    I might be missing something, but isn't this just a compressed image of the worlda?
     
  9. XO Mapping Actually a furry

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    I did the rest of South America. (EDIT: And the western coast of the USA!) Probably inaccurate, since all I did was trace over the existing WorldA base, but meh.
     

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  10. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    Yeah, there's not a need for it but it was in the request thread so there. Plus I'm having fun doing it!

    Yeah pretty much. My hope is that going a similar way to how the people with the M-BAM are doing it will still be okay for accuracy.

    Awesome! Will go over it and reupload to Imgur. (And don't worry- I've been using the Q-BAM as a trace!)
     
  11. Petros >Peter Fergus< Well-Known Member

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    I like where this is going.

    Could be useful for mini-maps depicting the religion/economic/language/whatever situation alongside the political borders larger map, showing the greatest extent of empires that remain in the larger map, or just cranking out a quick scenario without stressing over precise borders.

    Keep up the good work.
     
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  12. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    I'm gonna add that to the advantages list, if you don't mind...

    Also, currently going through previously updated and looking at the Q-BAM to try to match. It only just now occurred to me that because the Q-BAM is in Kavrayskiy projection it might be a bit different... I might use the WorldM or the Worlda itself for comparison as a backup.
     
  13. XO Mapping Actually a furry

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    WorldM?

    i have never heard of this, please inform me of this basemap
     
  14. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    The WorldM is a medium-sized basemap, balanced between the QBAM and the Worlda. It's 2008x1024:
    World_M_Worldacolors.png
     
  15. XO Mapping Actually a furry

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    Got it.

    Anyway, here's a quickly traced bashed-out political map of south america:
     

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  16. Aquagel8last320 ...

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    SO THAT'S the thing BLACK_0 uses for BAW!
     
  17. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    Ooh. Good idea. I might use this for that.

    @Tangle - sorry if I seemed too critical. I have no opposition to this project.
     
  18. Petros >Peter Fergus< Well-Known Member

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    It's also good for showing alliance systems ... : )


    edit: Oh yeah, just Petros is fine. I added my full name from when that was the trend on this site, Petros is my handle online usually.
     
  19. XO Mapping Actually a furry

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    You know the drill. Bashed out a probably innacurate map, finishing off the Americas.
     

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  20. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    Updated with current + a bit of Russia.