The Q-BAM Improvement and Core Thread

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

  1. 000 OTL. It's bittersweet.

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    Ten Thousand Years! Ten Thousand Years! Ten Thousand Years!
    Best of luck with Yunnan, Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang.
    Some of their areas hopefully won’t be too hard. Particularly if you decide not to show endorheic lakes, makes doing Xinjiang a whole lot easier. ;)
    I don’t know if you like to work to music, but if you do hopefully this could be something. Anyways, this auspicious occasion calls for some good music :p
    Spring on the Moonlit River 春江花月夜
     
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  2. Alex Richards Still, at least we're not Heanor UDC Donor

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    I'm not adding any more lakes just for the moment.
     
  3. LSCatilina Feudal Leftist Extraordinaire

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    That said, I'm working on historical coastlines of China, which are very annoying to have carthographical (usable at least) sources on, but easier to drawn than in Europe (The Dreaded Frisian Coast ™)
    Which of course brings the topic of changing Chinese riverbeds.
     
  4. Alex Richards Still, at least we're not Heanor UDC Donor

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    We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

    Just Xinjiang to do now.
     
  5. LSCatilina Feudal Leftist Extraordinaire

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    I wondered what I'll eat this evening. No more.
     
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  6. Alex Richards Still, at least we're not Heanor UDC Donor

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    @LSCatilina Well since half the rivers in Xinjiang are rather ephemeral...

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  7. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    Here's a patch for Northern Siberia, including some new lakes and two new rivers.
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  8. 000 OTL. It's bittersweet.

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    Ah, sorry! Meant lakes. That should teach me not to write on coffee… Maybe I’ll just blame it on English being the world’s lingua franca or something like that…

    Ah, but I also see that you’ve already chosen.

    Anyways, since LSCatilina is doing historical Chinese coasts, would anyone be interested in… historical Southeast Asian coasts?
    It’s not much, but could help if anyone’s interested in maps for the region for their TLs and whatnot. You might be surprised by how much the coastline has changed in some parts.
    I’m also planning to make a map of the Japanese domains under Tokugawa. I’ve already got some nice and decent maps, but if anyone has something they think could help, I humbly ask if you could share, it would be much appreciated.
     
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  9. Alex Richards Still, at least we're not Heanor UDC Donor

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    Historic coastal patches are always appreciated.
     
  10. LSCatilina Feudal Leftist Extraordinaire

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    [​IMG]

    As for South-East Asian coast, I did some modification for India and Mesopotamia-Arabia, and of course with @Alex Richards, in Western and North-Eastern Europe, but I don't think I've anything on Japan.
     
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  11. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    Well, that saved me a lot of work.

    As part of my (currently stalled) project to complete a 1907 world map, I've been trying to improve the general quality of QBAM geography, and I'd just started adding a few lakes to Siberia (I fortunately started on a different area).

    I may as well post that progress here as well, now the rest of Siberia seems to be done (The borders of the map are currently a WIP for the aforementioned 1907 map; I would produce a new blank map but I don't have the time);

    upload_2017-8-8_1-23-10.png
     
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  12. Alex Richards Still, at least we're not Heanor UDC Donor

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    Are those really lakes on the Amur there or just slightly wider bits of river?
     
  13. LSCatilina Feudal Leftist Extraordinaire

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    Mostly the second, but there's lakes and pools as well.
    Couldn't find which were natural or not.
     
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  14. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    Yeah, to be honest, I did mark wide sections of river as water (which is something I've been trying to do; if it's big enough to be visible on this scale, I mark it on a map).

    It's pretty much impossible to find out if some random small lake in the middle of Siberia (or anywhere really) is artificial or not by looking on the internet, so to figure that out I spent around 2 hours looking at Google Earth and Maps to see if there were any obvious signs of human tampering. I didn't see a thing, hence I included the lakes.
     
  15. Alex Richards Still, at least we're not Heanor UDC Donor

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    I'm still not particularly happy with this proliferation of 'lets just draw a single pixel black line for the lake here' additions myself, but at this point I feel like I'm running a losing battle on that.
     
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  16. Iori ダークアビスの特使。

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    I am very much in agreement with you; lakes and other such bodies of water should only be shown if they're large enough for there to be atleast a single pixel of water and atleast a plus sign border.
     
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  17. Imperator Frank Member

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    Its seems like an "cleanness vs accuracy" argument and that is pretty much personal preference. Maybe somewhere in the middle?
     
  18. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    Just do not use updates with more lakes, bruh.
     
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  20. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    After a long hiatus, I finally have a new ice sheets patch ready; Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego;

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    Don't know when the next one will come, depends on when I next have an hour or two to kill.
     
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