Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Iori, Nov 23, 2011.
Tell me this was sarcastic, please.
The Guatemala comment was, I'm not sure what you meant by the rest.
The grey bit in the middle of Mexico's a rebellion being suppressed (tail-end of the Mexican Revolution), while those Canadian islands literally hadn't been discovered in 1918 (this was when the area was still being explored for the first time after all; humanity had only reached the North Pole a decade before the map was set, Norway still claimed the Svedrup Islands by dint of exploring them first, and knowledge was overall sketchy). Those islands were locked in sea-ice year-round, so no one had figured out they were islands - it took aerial surveys in the 30's and 40's to find them. As no one knew they existed, they could hardly be claimed by anyone.
Just to hammer it home how recently they were discovered, the large one south of Baffin Island is called Prince Charles Island. Not named after some obscure member of the Victorian or Edwardian aristocracy like many of the others, but after the current heir to the British throne - it was finally discovered in 1948, and named to honour the then recently born heir. Consider that Prince Charles Island is the 78th largest island in the world and you realise just how remarkably late some things were discovered.
Being honest, most of that should just be claim outlines really.
Currently redoing the States for my own purposes. Anyone on this thread care if I post the finished product a week or two from now? It'll have revised state borders and major rivers but no counties or reservations.
Is there a blank QBAM with lakes? Need one for making the MBAM one
Not my work (duh)
Is there a QBAM blank map of 1936 with national subdivisions I can use?
how is this going?
Introducing, for the first time ever, a contiguous United States for the Q-BAM that doesn't look like total ass. I've aligned this as closely to a Robinson projection as possible, and as a result most state borders and lakes have moved. I touched up the California and Louisiana coastlines as well. If anyone wants to do counties, be my guest.
You could copy off the MBAM--that is probably the first time anyone has said that.
It looks like the M-BAM just uses the old Q-BAM borders scaled up.
I'm planning on posting some patches in the sister Historical Map thread, eventually some OTL base maps. I think pre-WWII first, is there a year for which we have a more pressing need?
Actually not, most parts of history are relatively well covered in certain dates. I'd say 1500's don't have a proper map yet, nor everything inbetween 1000 and 1400
A few of the hyperlinks in that list I last see on page 111 are broken, including 1938, which is why I landed on that period. Some of those maps must be kicking around somewhere else, then.....?
If you want to do 1938, I did August 31 1939, you can use it as a reference.
Several questions regarding QBAM:
- Is there an effective way or even just valuable tricks to transfer a WorldA-drawn nation onto the QBAM (scale or anything)? In the Map Thread, I was told that I have to "redraw from scratch"... is it really that bad?
- What is the most recent incarnation of the QBAM basemap (of the world, with first-level subdivisions)?
Qbam is a different projection, and was built separately unlike the rescales that brought about the MBAM. Same with translating to the VBAM or the worldM, really.
So, basically I need to redraw such a nation completely.
Did anything become of that project? ould some of you (@redditredcoat216 , @Valdore Javorsky , @Sumire K , @Klime , Hipster Stalin et al.) maybe revive it?
What would be the intended resolution?, a reboot would certainly be possible and (depending on the resolution) could be done relatively quickly.
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