The VT-BAM project

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by VT45, Oct 1, 2017.

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  1. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    But I was the original V! :(
     
  2. Valdore Javorsky Conservative Socialist-Essentialist Monarchist

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    We don't even have the Coastline finished. Some areas in Chile are still undone. Regarding that first/second level subdivisions, quality check, correction and other stuff is still before us, it's clear to say we'll have a rocky road until we're finished.

    January 2015, makes roughly 3-4 years. (Depending on how you count - 2015-2016-2017 are three, chronologically it's more like 3 2/3)

    A Map of only the size of FY-BAM (3 times the size of MBAM) would take, with the same effort and members, squared 9 times the time.
    Even if we somehow manage to get that sort of map 9 times faster than originally projected, it's still another 3 years of "When will xyz be finished?", "I hate this coast" and "This subdivision/coast/border is off by a pixel".

    There are a lot of people requesting a split up of MBAM so they can view it accordingly. I have a good compute which I only use for graphic works in recent times. Still, loading the full MBAM file sometimes kills the entire program. And now people want an even BIGGER map??

    My most recent project, vBAM2 (Nicknamed Götterdämmerung), is a not-to-mbam-related map reaching from the Netherlands to the Caucasus/Finland. Its size will be bigger than qBAM world map. And that's pretty much Eastern Europe only. If I'd expand vBAM2 for entire Europe it would be around 7-8000px in length and width.
    However this map is only half the scale of a theoretical fyBAM.
    The original poster called for a map triple the size of fyBAM, nine times the size of mBAM.
    That's either a complete scam or pure insanity. vBAM2 is something other people would call me insane for already. But both fy and xBAM are actual insanity.

    Other ideas:
    sBAM (super)
    uBAM (ultra)
    fyBAM (fockin yooge) - originally used for mBAM x3 maps
    xBAM (extrasize/ex orbitum) - originally used for mBAM x9 maps

    basically.
    (Also it's "his" ;))
     
  3. SaveAtlacamani Atlacamani Conservationist Donor

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    I don't support this anymore, either. Peak Map must be proclaimed now! I support the MBAM as it is quite useful on a continental scale (Europe or North America, for example) or on a national scale (Ukraine, Germany, Greater German Reich,...), but the biggest maps I have ever used to a big extent are QBAMs.
     
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  4. ST15RM A person

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    I'm starting the H-BAM(hyper), which will be 3x MBAM. My intent is for detailed regional maps, municipalities, and not really for world maps unless you have an extremely powerful computer. This'll also solve the whole "Who is V!" issue. So yeah.
     
  5. merkmuds Transhumanist

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    I would not mind V-BAM @VT45 !

    Large maps are great fun :biggrin:
     
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  6. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Pennsylvania has a shit ton of counties. But they're done now! I'll try and add in the rivers tonight, but I can't promise I'll finish.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Alex Richards Still, at least we're not Heanor UDC Donor

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    *Glances at Georgia, Virginia, Texas and Kentucky*

    really?
     
  8. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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  9. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Man, I'm from Massachusetts.
     
  10. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    He's not sapping any manpower from M-Bam by doing this. You do your stupidly-large-and-better-done-with-regional-maps thing, he does his.
     
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  11. The Pieman Active Member

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    We should start with the Low countries like the M-BAM, starting off with Europe will be better. I am working on it now.
     
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  12. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    Das ist gut!
     
  13. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    I was under the impression this was a project of @VT45.
     
  14. The Pieman Active Member

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    I was under the impression that this was a public project where people work together, sorry if it isn't!
     
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  15. The Pieman Active Member

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    I have just finished Belgium and Luxembourg now. I will upload tomorrow.
     
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  16. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    I started it, but I’m not against the idea of other people helping.
     
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  17. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    In the meantime, if you're working on Central Europe, something you might find helpful: the altitudinal V-BAM for Central Europe, bounded by the 30th parallel north, the 60th parallel north, the 30th meridian east, and the Prime Meridian. Thanks to QGIS's raster calculator, maps like these are actually pretty easy for me to generate, so if you want one for another part of the world please don't hesitate to ask.

    However, big huge NB: these altitude maps do not contain any information regarding any inland bodies of water. So lakes, rivers, and inland seas with no connection to the ocean will still need to be added.

    Anyway, enjoy!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. The Pieman Active Member

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  19. Valdore Javorsky Conservative Socialist-Essentialist Monarchist

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    Could you please rename it?
     
  20. The Pieman Active Member

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    Why?
     
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