Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by B-29_Bomber, Jun 1, 2017.
You have my attention...
Thank you! I've been doing that a lot lately; I find it way more legible and aesthetically pleasing than using the same one or two shades of grey everywhere.
Hoorah, Hoorah, We bring the Jubilee!
Progress on that map I'm never going to finish:
The countries of New Cevennes (Nouveau Cévennes) and New Brandenburg (Neu Brandenburg), both being semi-enclave states on the continent of Australia.
Worked on my 1980s-90s Punk map again today, projecting forward (semi-realistically) the trends of an old era. In Europe, I decided to sacrifice some realism for a more "punk" feel, and that involves wanking, so that's why you have a EU formed out of a super-Germany, though many peripheral nations extracted themselves from the EU in opposition to Franco-German consolidation. The EU and the Russian Socialist Republic (the Soviet Union successor) have now divided Europe into their own spheres of influence.
Africa will have a vast, complex sub-Saharan African Union overlayed on other union with a completely revamped map.
I also decided to change up Europe's map because the old version had way too many colors in it. Maps embed ideas, and when you give a unique color to Belgium but not Uzbekistan, you're embedding the idea that the former is more noteworthy than the latter. And that's true in a lot of history...but not in the future, and not in this map. I deliberately wanted to shift the focus away from Europe, because we have enough Eurocentrism in Alternate History hahaha.
Nothing wrong with that, that's just a product of who is an Althist fan. If we had Indian Althist servers, we'd have craptons of Gupta, Mewar, and Maratha wanks rather than Nazi victories, independent CSAs, and Kaiserreichs.
A different kind of map:
1950 in "Unthinkable" timeline. Europe is basically done, The rest of the Eurasia is next.
Since when is Greenland Asian?
Their natives came from Asia and crossed the Bering Strait circa 500 AD.
Btw, any link to that "Unthinkable TL"
Not yet, I'm still getting maps ready. Consider this a teaser
God, I'm so close
I've started my first Inkscape map.
Any idea how I can make it any better at the current stage it is in?
Spoiler: Big ass WIP
This looks like a solid first step! I would move the border layer above the lakes, make it opaque and maybe perforated as opposed to a hard line?
Progress is slow, but steady...
Thank you! I may have made the Lakes and the borders on the same layer because I'm very good at forgetting to make layers, so that might be an issue. I also don't know how to make it perforated.
I added rivers and almost died in the process.
Spoiler: Big ass WIP 2: Electric Boogaloo
If you click on the "Stroke style" tab under Fill and Stroke, there's a drop-down list that lets you make the line dashed or dotted.
Thankfully Inkscape makes it easy to add layers, and move objects/paths between them. All you need to do is add and name however many layers you want, right click on the object(s) you want to move to a certain layer, and click "move to layer...". Personally I'd have layers for the base, border, lakes, and rivers but you don't really need that many.
P.S. What Falkanner says is truth
Hopefully the last one before I finish the damn thing
(I hate roads)
Spoiler: Big ass WIP 3: Revenge of the Sith
Making a map for TWR. The Caucasus has a bit of a strange distribution of rivers.
Im trying to make a USA with as many states as possible, here is my progress so far, if you have any ideas for states let me know!
Separate names with a comma.