WIP Map Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by B-29_Bomber, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Kikkomaan Seasoning your life

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    You have my attention...
     
  2. cultural-deleonist one of those theythemmers

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    Thanks!!
    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.
     
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  3. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    Hoorah, Hoorah, We bring the Jubilee!


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  4. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Progress on that map I'm never going to finish:
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    The countries of New Cevennes (Nouveau Cévennes) and New Brandenburg (Neu Brandenburg), both being semi-enclave states on the continent of Australia.
     
  5. Dr. Doom Well-Known Member

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    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.

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  6. Nathan12479 Well-Known Member

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    A different kind of map:
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    1950 in "Unthinkable" timeline. Europe is basically done, The rest of the Eurasia is next.
     
  7. Admiral A. Kolchak Supreme Leader

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    Since when is Greenland Asian?
     
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  8. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    Their natives came from Asia and crossed the Bering Strait circa 500 AD.
    Btw, any link to that "Unthinkable TL"
     
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  9. Nathan12479 Well-Known Member

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    Not yet, I'm still getting maps ready. Consider this a teaser
     
  10. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    God, I'm so close

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  11. DubstepGamer758 yah yeet

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    I've started my first Inkscape map.

    Any idea how I can make it any better at the current stage it is in?

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  12. Kikkomaan Seasoning your life

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    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?
     
  13. Dr. Doom Well-Known Member

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    Progress is slow, but steady...

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  14. DubstepGamer758 yah yeet

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    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.
     
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  15. DubstepGamer758 yah yeet

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    I added rivers and almost died in the process.

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  16. Falkanner Member FDIC

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    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.
     
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  17. Kikkomaan Seasoning your life

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    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:p
     
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  18. DubstepGamer758 yah yeet

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    Hopefully the last one before I finish the damn thing

    (I hate roads)

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  19. AP246 Thousand Week Reich creator

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    Making a map for TWR. The Caucasus has a bit of a strange distribution of rivers.
     
  20. the 14th doctor Well-Known Member

    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!

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