The Q-BAM Improvement and Core Thread

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

  1. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    Here, have some more ice sheets; the South Georgia and South Sandwich islands;

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    I know it's slightly cheating to pick one so easy, but I was feeling lazy.
     
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  2. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    So I'm working at updating secondary subdivisions and at a time I tried to do Brazilian Mesorregions (Due to the near imposibility of fitting municipalities in smaller states). I noticed I'm not that good with big chunks of land as I thought. Here is the map progress I did so far and I'd really appreciate if someone could do the rest of Brazil.

    My sources are wikipedia, but it accurately shows each of them by state (https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesorregiões_do_Brasil#Listagens_por_estado).
     
  3. BionicWilliam The Bionic One

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    Heres Meso-regions and Micro-regions by Qazaq2007
    Blue: State
    Dark Gray: Meso
    Light Gray: Micro
    He uses an order version of the map so some editing may be required
     

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  4. Wendell Wendell

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    We need indigenous reserves maps for Brazil and other countries, not just the United States.
     
  5. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    You know, I may be able to assist with that ...
     
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  6. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    So I did some secondary subdivisions and extra work in the Q-BAM. Here's the final map (for a list of updates, check the latest part of the description).
     
  7. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    Another little patch; Costa Rica with first level subdivisions, plus self-governing Indigenous Territories and a few minor border and coastal fixes;

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  8. Sharklord1 Member

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    I quoted from this list from the newest I found, I didn't individually go into all alternate history forums to find it all...
     
  9. TrumanJohnson Shitposter

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    Why did I never know there was an island there?
     
  10. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    To be fair, Cocos island is tiny, even if it is quite interesting.

    The island has been claimed by Costa Rica since the 1830's, and for most of that time has either remained uninhabited, or as sparsely populated as makes no difference. In the 1880's, the Coasta Rican government sponsored the creation of a small colony on the island, and even appointed a governor, though that settlement was eventually abandoned in 1908. Today, Cocos is one large, insular national park, with a permanent population of 33 (all park rangers), and is administered as part of Puntarenas Province.

    The island even comes with a buried treasure myth; the Treasure of Lima. Supposedly smuggled out of Lima by the Spanish authorities as the rest of Peru slipped from their grasp in 1820, the treasure was stolen by the captain of the ship tasked with taking it to safety in Mexico. The treasure was allegedly buried on Cocos island for safekeeping by the mutineers, though their ship was caught and most of the crew executed soon after. The treasure is valued at £160 million in today's money, and is said to include jeweled stones, candlesticks, and two life-size solid gold, gem-encrusted statues of Mary holding the baby Jesus.

    The 1880 settlement was actually an attempt to look for that treasure; the colonists dug a complex network of tunnels (some of which can still be visited today), but over 20 years only found 6 small gold coins for their troubles.

    Needless to say, the island is still a magnet for treasure hunters.



    Actually, while we're on the topic of small Pacific islands, have another patch; Gorgona Island (conspicuously absent from all maps I've checked so far), another isolated insular national park, though this one did a stint as Colombia's Alcatraz from the 50's to the 80's;

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  11. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    So here's the provinces of Colombia:
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  12. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    Another little patch; the Guinean Iles de Los archipelago (which, incidentally, was ruled by Britain and administered as part of Sierra Leone until a land swap in 1904), plus 3 reservoirs in southern Guinea.

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  13. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    So here's the Bolivian municipalities and some geographical fixes.
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  14. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    Is there a repository of all finished Q-Bam maps somewhere?
     
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  15. Augustus Montes Best & Worst Paladin Ever

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    Anyone got a link to a Q-Bam that's blank w/ rivers?
     
  16. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    Bugger, meant to post this ages ago, but forgot; The Aral Sea, pre-1960, with the current Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan border as a reference point;

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  17. The Pieman Well-Known Member

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    Can someone do a 1900 Q-BAM?
     
  18. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    Not gonna happen quickly I'm afraid.

    I've spent around a year, on-off trying to make a Jan 1st 1907 map, and I'm still only half done. It takes ages to make a decent historical QBAM.

    You can't just ask people "make me one quickly", it just can't be done.
     
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  19. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    Did a rough-ish patch of Quebec's RCMs (as opposed to its regions):
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  20. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    Municipalities of Sweden, Sub-regions of Finland and Provinces of Peru (plus some geographical fixes for Peru and Sweden)
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    Btw I tried to do Argentina's departments but failed miserably in the Buenos Aires province, could someone do that one?