The NextGen OTL Worlda Series

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by hadaril, Jan 30, 2018.

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  1. APeninSpace What are you even meant to put here?

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    I use the suck and even I accept that I shouldn't be catered to.

    In fact: compromise. We have a version with all the lakes, and a version without them.
     
  2. hadaril Imperial Cartographer of the Holy Roman Empire

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    Generally just because they cause clutter.
     
  3. Admiral A. Kolchak Supreme Leader

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    Where exactly does that stop though? Does said map include Lake Baikal, even though it is a decidedly “pelagic” lake? Great Lakes? Caspian? What’s the definition of a lake?
     
  4. APeninSpace What are you even meant to put here?

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    Well, we have all the lakes we have now on the less lakes map, and and as many as possible on the new map
     
  5. Chris S Member

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    Excellent maps.

    Regarding inner mongolia though, I think it was brought up before but I don't recall ever reading about actual Mongolian occupation of inner Mongolia from 1914-1916.

    In southern china those aren't French or British concessions but areas of influence which if I remember rightly was derived from a number of other historical maps (physical and internet based).
     
  6. XO Mapping Efektiva felulo | they/them or he/him

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    East Anglia really doesn't look right on this. Are you sure it's correct?
     
  7. FancyHat Well-Known Member

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    Frankly, no. If you think you can correct it that would be great, and I'll be sure to take a closer look at it.
     
  8. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    It seems like you've changed the projection of Britain and Britain alone. I'm pretty sure the WorldA uses the Robinson Projection - what projection did you base your Britain on?
     
  9. FancyHat Well-Known Member

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    The WorldA does not use any projection* (but it's closer to Kavrayskiy VII than anything else). As such I'm unaware of what projection Britain is based on. I must reiterate that it's not my creation but rather @KapiTod's, so any questions on that should be directed towards him. I prefer his version of the British Isles because it's slightly larger than the previous depiction (allowing for more room to draw borders) and more aesthetically pleasing (in my opinion), but if it's inaccurate then by all means it should be replaced.

    *I for one will be switching to the 2K-BAM as soon as it's available, as in my opinion it's vastly superior to the WorldA.
     
  10. KapiTod Fuhrerreich was my idea!

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    Hi, it's me, Kapi.

    I also edited Ireland, which most people won't realise because Ireland is just Britain's thing in most worlda's and won't get any attention. I changed Britain and Ireland because as FancyHat said making them larger makes them easier to work with.
     
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  11. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    The WorldA is supposed to accurate to scale, hence why it follows a specific projection.
     
  12. Admiral A. Kolchak Supreme Leader

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    It doesn’t, though. And it isn’t, because pseudocylindrical projections do not preserve scale.
     
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  13. KapiTod Fuhrerreich was my idea!

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    What Kolchak said.
     
  14. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    In any case, making Britain bigger and out of sync with the rest of the basemap doesn't make any sense.
     
  15. KapiTod Fuhrerreich was my idea!

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    If the map isn't accurate to scale already what's wrong with making a region easier to work with? What's the point of accuracy when we're already using an inaccurate format?

    Or if we can cut to the chase- I don't care if other people use my Britain and Ireland and I didn't put them out here for public consumption anyway, however I'm not going to spend today having a pedantic arguement about the nature of accuracy in worlda maps.
     
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  16. Entrerriano Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't make sense because Worlda is supposed to maintain parallels (or at least that's what everyone says). If you make Britain larger, then the parallels wouldn't match anymore.
     
  17. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    This thread is for the standardised map series as made my hadaril. Other contributions are designed to enhance that series on his behalf. By posting it here as an improvement, you've implied that it's for standardised use, and now the argument has arisen because it doesn't make sense for standardised use because it isn't in keeping with the rest of the WorldA maps.

    Don't get me wrong dude it's fine work, I'm only objecting because, as I said, I had assumed you intended for it to be a standard change to the WorldA maps in general, not a single variation.
     
  18. KapiTod Fuhrerreich was my idea!

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    Yeah I didn't post it here, I just got tagged as the creator.
     
  19. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    Then you should have no trouble understanding why I've been thoroughly confused by the whole thing.
     
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  20. hadaril Imperial Cartographer of the Holy Roman Empire

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    Alright, I suppose until we get the whole british isles situation ironed out, I'll keep using the old base map for now.
     
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