The Q-BAM Improvement and Core Thread

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

  1. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    Tell me this was sarcastic, please.
     
  2. Redcoat Wanted in 19 different Timelines Banned

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    The Guatemala comment was, I'm not sure what you meant by the rest.
     
  3. Tanystropheus42 permanently sleep deprived

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    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.
     
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  4. Alex Richards A mapper I, from near Dar-bai. Donor

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    Being honest, most of that should just be claim outlines really.
     
  5. Tuque Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver

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    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.
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  6. Redcoat Wanted in 19 different Timelines Banned

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    Is there a blank QBAM with lakes? Need one for making the MBAM one
     
  7. Ella.is.crazy New England Nationalist

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    Not my work (duh)
     
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  8. VenusUberAlles Well-Known Member

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    Is there a QBAM blank map of 1936 with national subdivisions I can use?
     
  9. Valerian S. Banned

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    how is this going?
     
  10. Tuque Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver

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    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.
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  11. Redcoat Wanted in 19 different Timelines Banned

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    You could copy off the MBAM--that is probably the first time anyone has said that.
     
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  12. Tuque Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver

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    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?
     
  13. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    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
     
  14. Tuque Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver

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    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.....?
     
  15. Drex Alférez de caballería

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  16. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    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)?
     
  17. Tangle Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  18. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    So, basically I need to redraw such a nation completely.
     
  19. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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  20. Klime Well-Known Member

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    What would be the intended resolution?, a reboot would certainly be possible and (depending on the resolution) could be done relatively quickly.