The Q-BAM Improvement and Core Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Iori, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    Alright, as the CS Basemap has grown more and more accurate, the Q-BAM, do to it not being used as much, has seen few updates and is in many ways
    now less accurate than the CS Basemap.

    Now, I have myself been working on the Q-BAM, but it's really a multi-person project.

    So, to make the Q-BAM update and as accurate as possible I've decided to create this thread as a way of coordinating improvements on it.


    Major things needing to be done;
    -Coastlines, especially of the larger islands.
    -Many borders across the globe.
    -Addition of the various missing islands.
    -Corrections to already existing islands and island groups.
    -Adding islandic borders.

    For size and accuracies sake when you do an improvement(s) as patches rather than posting the whole map.



    The below map is the most up-to-date version as of 8:14am PST, November 25th, 2011, it should not be seen as the most updated after this point, but rather as a source map for updates.

    Map Link.
     
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  2. Municipal Engines Brythonic Bard

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    I'll see if I have time to get up a rivers-only blank basemap.
     
  3. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    Their actually is one of the Old World.

    I think their might be one of the New World as well, however given that many of the NW ones are incorrect, and Qa left before he posted a corrected version..
     
  4. Alex Richards The Psephological Hulk Donor

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    Does that map have the Switzerland improvements I posted a while back on it. I can't quite tell.

    Also, if you're going to use grey intead of white for uncoloured countries, it would be better for the internal borders to be darker.
     
  5. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    It does, yes, though I overlayed the lakes on top of it since it was missing them.


    It's just the most up to date version I had, people can change it to White or just add the patches and change the color if need be.
     
  6. Municipal Engines Brythonic Bard

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    Do we have a Q-BAM that has all the internal borders of all nations?
     
  7. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    Yes, though their might be a few outdated parts.
     
  8. Tallest Skil Terrible At Everything Banned

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    What I'd love is primary (countries), secondary (first-level internal divisions), and tertiary (counties) divisions on one map. It'd have to be vector, though; I can't imagine a PNG being allowed to be large enough to handle all that.

    I have a large vector map that doesn't have the counties, but it's certainly large enough to handle them. Putting them all on myself, though? Nope. :p
     
  9. Municipal Engines Brythonic Bard

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    Do you have any links to any of them?
     
  10. Alex Richards The Psephological Hulk Donor

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    You can get just about all the QBAMs here
     
  11. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    I've updated the abve map to feature the Bhutan patch I'd forgot to add, removed some coloring, shrank the white space and made the rest of it the 'space' color used on the CS Basemaps.

    From this point o though anymore changes I do I'll of course post as patches as meant.
     
  12. Lord Hastur of Carcosa Unspeakable

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    Just finished UCSify the Q-bam. I may have missed some of the Islands in Weird Places.

    Here is western Emisphere

    UCS-BAM_west.PNG
     
  13. Lord Hastur of Carcosa Unspeakable

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    And this is the Eastern.

    UCS-BAM_east.PNG
     
  14. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    While I suppose that does technically qualify, I created this thread more to actually improve the Basemap itself, not make a bunch of different versions of it.

    Also, as I requested, please do not post the whole thing or even the hemispheres, as it uses up more bandwidth than is needed and stretches the thread pages.
     
  15. Stateless Well-Known Watermelon

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    Few quick fixes.

    Venezuelan claim on Essequibo, Guyana:

    [​IMG]

    South Sudanese claim on Ilemi Triangle, Kenya:

    [​IMG]

    Transitional Darfur Regional Authority and South Sudanese claim on Abyei:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Zuvarq Pinche pendejo güey

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    The Maldives and the outline islands near Australia need fixing.
     
  17. Lord Hastur of Carcosa Unspeakable

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    I think I'm understanding that this is more a geographic than a historic thread then.

    Wilco.
     
  18. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    Well you can add historic Q-BAM maps, this is afterall meant to be a core thread as well, though if they're large, provide them as links, rather than direct uploads, but the immediate concern right now is meant to actually updated, fix and make accurate the Basemap itself.


    Great start! :)
     
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  19. Stateless Well-Known Watermelon

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    To avoid multiple fixes of the same, would it be possible for you to update the map at the start of the thread as they're posted?
     
  20. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    I could for a few days, but their's a limit on how long you can edit a post.

    I'll change it to a normal link of the now updated version with a discalimer.