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No I wonder whether it would not have been better for the US to depict county subdivision, rather than cities: the areas depicted are larger, more clickalbe, while rather often in the west of the USA you get large tracts of land which are unincorporated into any city.

Similarly, in New England, the county subdivisions were depeicted.
 
-The towns of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico
- The Mexican localities of Playas de Rosarito, Tecate, Tijuana, San Luis Rio Colorado, and Plutarco Elías CallesView attachment 626998
Hey, I've been watching your work on this thread for a pretty good while (it's amazing, massive kudos to you) and I had a question: how do you do it? You don't seem to be manually tracing, as evidenced by the ridiculous rate at which you produce these patches. Are you somehow getting QGIS to spit out raster images at the exact scale of the VT-BAM?
 
Well, on advice from @Apathe, I suppose it’s high time I made an official introduction.

I’m Jake, creator of Jake’s Absolutely Bangin’ Borderpool, an ambitious project focused on providing an exhaustive compilation of physical and historical borders for the United States in VT-BAM scale. This will take quite a while to achieve, of course, and right now my goal is just to copy down major rivers and divides (the Continental Divide, the Eastern Divide, etc.) before I start on historical borders or minor physical features.

That being said, the more hands that are on deck, the sooner this resource will come to fruition for all who want to use it. The image included with this post is a list of my current “claims,” with green being what is currently in progress and yellow being my next step. If anyone would like to “claim” their own area to contribute to, you can always just reply to this message or ask me on the JABB thread (link can be found in my signature).

Thanks in advance to anyone who decides to contribute!

 
Here are two historic maps, or my attempts to create them. I'm not 100% accurate at the moment.

a) The 1947 UN-partition plan for the British Mandate in the Middle East


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b) South-West Germany after 1815

1815bawü.png


The countries on the map are
1. The Kingdom of Württemberg
2. The Grand-Duchy of Baden
3. The Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
4. The Principality of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
5. The Principality von der Leyen (former principality of Geroldseck) surrounded by Baden (which was ceded to Austria in 1815 and later given to Baden)
6. The exclave of Wimpfen which belongs to the Grand-Principality of Hessen-Darmstadt
 
So, I recently found the historic atlas for the German state of Hessen online for free ( https://www.lagis-hessen.de/de/subjects/browse/mode/grid/sn/ga ) and decided to draw the 1815/1821 borders of the Hessian states. Feel free to correct any inaccuracies. I'm not 100% sure that my borders are completely accurate.

1815hesse.png

The states on this map are

A: The Grand-Duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt
B: The Electorate of Hessen-Kassel
C: The Duchy of Hessen-Nassau
D: The Principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont
E: The Free City of Frankfurt
F: The (small) landgraviate of Hessen-Homburg
G: Enclaves of the Kingdom of Prussia

So together with @tungsterismapping 's Bavaria, we have the complete south of the German Federation (and the southern part of Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha) ! Anyone motivated to finish Germany in that time period?

1815sued.png
 
Somehow I was in a map-making mood today.

The following states are now added:

The Grand-Duchy of Oldenburg (without several enclaves in other regions of Germany)
The Western Parts of the Kingdom of Hannover
Parts of the Prussian Rhineland (the Southern Prussian Rhineland requieres more patience due to local enclaves and stuff)
The United Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg (in personal union with the Netherlands)
The Condominium of Neutral-Moresnet (Dutch-Prussian Condominium)
The Kingdom of France (still without departments, I should add them later)
Andorra
Parts of the Kingdom of Spain
Switzerland and its cantons (since Switzerland is quite decentralized, the Cantos have separate colors; The small "Republic of Gersau" still tries to avoid getting annexed by the Canton of Schwyz until 1818; also the Kanton of Neuchatel is at the same time a principality in personal union with Prussia but autonomous)
The Principality of Monacco (at that point, Monacco still controlled Menton and Rouguerque)


1815eurowest.png
 
Somehow I was in a map-making mood today.

The following states are now added:

The Grand-Duchy of Oldenburg (without several enclaves in other regions of Germany)
The Western Parts of the Kingdom of Hannover
Parts of the Prussian Rhineland (the Southern Prussian Rhineland requieres more patience due to local enclaves and stuff)
The United Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg (in personal union with the Netherlands)
The Condominium of Neutral-Moresnet (Dutch-Prussian Condominium)
The Kingdom of France (still without departments, I should add them later)
Andorra
Parts of the Kingdom of Spain
Switzerland and its cantons (since Switzerland is quite decentralized, the Cantos have separate colors; The small "Republic of Gersau" still tries to avoid getting annexed by the Canton of Schwyz until 1818; also the Kanton of Neuchatel is at the same time a principality in personal union with Prussia but autonomous)
The Principality of Monacco (at that point, Monacco still controlled Menton and Rouguerque)


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I think you mean Menton and Roquebrune
 
I think you mean Menton and Roquebrune
Yes, sorry for the mistake.

Here is the next work in progress

I found a good map for the border history of Montenegro, but I'm unsure about the accuracy of my Serbian border.
Also I need to do some research on the borders of various Italian enclaves, and weather they still existed in 1815

I used the Austria-Hungary map and the 1789 work in progress map in this thread for some borders.

1815part1.png


1815part2.png
 
Nice
Yes, sorry for the mistake.

Here is the next work in progress

I found a good map for the border history of Montenegro, but I'm unsure about the accuracy of my Serbian border.
Also I need to do some research on the borders of various Italian enclaves, and weather they still existed in 1815

I used the Austria-Hungary map and the 1789 work in progress map in this thread for some borders.

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