Meanwhile, I can confirm that the SVG version of the map loads in Inkscape, though I don't have the Castellar font installed so “DAIA” looks wrong
The SVG is 32,995.044 px wide, which is a scale of 6.7020 px/km.
The PNG is 10,311 px wide, which is a scale of 2.0943 px/km.
Shyriath21-Feb-20 05:59 PM
throws together a scale in his working file.
@Vāstra II Still a little hard to tell, because on a rectangular map a scale is only really good for one particular latitude. But Firn is probably in the same class as Russia, if not smaller.
Vāstra II21-Feb-20 07:39 PM
At the equator
Firn Is a little bigger than Brazil
Shyriath21-Feb-20 07:47 PM
As for the earlier question about nations being the right size: one could make the argument that safir nations could be bigger, since if the Alliance can coordinate across interstellar space, for a single government to effectively govern even a huge chunk of a planet should be trivial. Technology can lower a whole lot of barriers in that regard.
Vāstra II21-Feb-20 07:47 PM
But that safir are telepathic makes me think that their nations would be smaller, so as to prevent information breakdown due to distance (essentially an unwitting game of telephone)
Shyriath21-Feb-20 07:52 PM
That's a possibility. Especially, I guess, if they lean on that for long-distance communication more than they do on tech - I suppose that would be kind of natural, if it's the kind of ability your species has already had for forever.
Vāstra II21-Feb-20 07:53 PM
Vāstra II30-Mar-20 03:50 PM
Shyriath30-Mar-20 03:51 PM
Vāstra II30-Mar-20 03:56 PM
How's it going?
Shyriath30-Mar-20 08:10 PM
Trying to stay positive, or at least not go crazy.
FutureFractal30-Mar-20 08:54 PM
tangentially related to mapmaking: today I'm gonna try tackling dumping Glitch City maps from the Gen 1 ROMs :3
I've wanted to be a Glitch City cartographer for years :D
Vāstra II30-Mar-20 11:05 PM
Vāstra II08-Apr-20 07:43 PM
@State-Sanctioned Surveyor made some changes to the master map of Firnerámnen; what do y'all think?
Do the x's stand for anything special besides "city inside the Mesmer"?
Vāstra II08-Apr-20 07:48 PM
Yoshiman40008-Apr-20 07:49 PM
Vāstra II08-Apr-20 07:53 PM
(I also wish I could figure out how to arrange the city and state names in such a way that they don't overlap everything and look like shit)
Yoshiman40008-Apr-20 07:53 PM
List each state with a number and run them down the side?
Or at least do so with the smaller ones?
Vāstra II08-Apr-20 07:54 PM
also solicits input from the other surveyors. @FutureFractal@KaliFyre@Shyriath
Vāstra II08-Apr-20 08:06 PM
Especially given that I'm now considering moving the Mesmer outside of Firnerámnen.
Shyriath08-Apr-20 08:17 PM
Dunno. That is, though, part of the reason why I have state names turned and expanded to fit the shape of the state in CorelDraw - the city names have more wiggle room to work with if they can go between the larger letters of the state names. It's a trick I learned from the National Geographic atlas.
Vāstra II08-Apr-20 08:20 PM
I just need to get unlazy and do the same thing
Shyriath08-Apr-20 09:15 PM
@Yoshiman400 's suggestion is good as well, for small-state/long-name situations.
Vāstra II22-Jun-20 04:45 PM
@jameswilary has been working on a new topographic map of Daia!
Vāstra II22-Jun-20 04:55 PM
Would you like to show it off? (edited)
jameswilary22-Jun-20 05:08 PM
Vāstra II22-Jun-20 09:09 PM
Yoshiman40022-Jun-20 09:10 PM
The cyan things are lakes?
Vāstra II22-Jun-20 09:11 PM
jameswilary23-Jun-20 12:44 AM
I am always up for changes.
TatsuBOT23-Jun-20 12:44 AM
| jameswilary leveled up!
Vāstra II23-Jun-20 12:45 AM
I can't think of any, beyond more lakes/rivers, which was probably obvious?
@Court of Seraphess Āþa@State-Sanctioned Surveyor Do any of y'all have feedback on James' topographical map of Daia?(edited)
jameswilary23-Jun-20 01:08 AM
Certainly, I held off because I wasn’t sure if the rivers should reflect other borders or the like.
Vāstra II23-Jun-20 01:08 AM
I have no particular plans for the area of the political map that's currently blank — and even Kāstróvel's shape isn't guaranteed — so it's all yours(edited)
Shyriath23-Jun-20 07:25 AM
Most of it seems great to me. I did want to make a point about the larger lake on the border of Firn and Atoskherakh, though. The way it's positioned on the topography, it suggests that water flows out of it at three points - one west, toward the smaller lake; one north, through Atoskherakh; and one east-and-eventually-south.
It's not impossible for a lake to have multiple major, permanent outflows, but it's not usual. And the more of them it has, the more unusual it'll be, because it means that those points of exit all have to be at pretty close to the same height and stay that way despite erosion. Otherwise, the water would eventually just drain out of the lowest one and leave the others high and dry.
Vāstra II26-Jun-20 10:17 PM
@State-Sanctioned Surveyor I think we need to add more land to the map. Daia is currently only 16.3% land, and I don't know about you but I'd rather not make major hurricanes de rigeur. (edited)
KaliFyre26-Jun-20 10:45 PM
Shyriath26-Jun-20 11:14 PM
Wouldn't necessarily need to be a whole lot more, mind you.
Vāstra II26-Jun-20 11:15 PM
Vāstra II26-Jun-20 11:26 PM
prepares by retooling the Daia master map so that the prime meridian crosses the summit of Aran.
Vāstra II26-Jun-20 11:48 PM
@jameswilary How tall do you intend for each level of your topo map to be?
jameswilary26-Jun-20 11:49 PM
I am not sure, that partially depends on how tall you want things to be.
It represents the terrain more than absolute heights atm.
Vāstra II26-Jun-20 11:49 PM
I have layers on the master map in 5 hm increments up to 5 km, so that would make Aran somewhere above 4 km(edited)
Vāstra II27-Jun-20 12:36 AM
@jameswilary did you happen to make the topo map in a vector format? if so, could you please send me the original? x.x
@State-Sanctioned Surveyor early WIP; what do y'all think?(edited)
(yellow is first-tier cities; beige is second-tier; dark green is national/royal forests; light green is city parks)(edited)
Shyriath15-Sep-20 02:39 PM
Not bad at all.
is reminded by this that he's going to have to do some more localized Avishraa maps at some point.
Vāstra II15-Sep-20 02:40 PM
Shyriath15-Sep-20 02:42 PM
It does occur to me: depending on how many other cities/forests/parks are going to be added, you might want to consider putting the names and areas into a legend and just leaving numbers on the map itself. Or possibly just separating the areas out into a table off to one side.
(For what it's worth, Kāstróvel also uses red, but since they're on opposite sides of the planet there probably isn't much chance of confusion)
Vāstra II26-Oct-20 11:05 AM
(Still in flux X3)
KaliFyre26-Oct-20 08:37 PM
@Vāstra II New Vyktory here? New Jamestown on the NW peninsula, New Harrisville in the SW and Nou Sabadell in the NE
(yeah we picked up some catalonians along the way, space time leak from my IRL spanish studies and the obvious LMAST reference. XD)(edited)
(blame those damn wyrmish)
Even if I take this whole island chain, have New Georgetown on the smallest island and New Stamford as far away from everyone else as possible, because that place is obviously Vyktoryan Slough(edited)
Or for a more American specific reference, New Jamestown's New Jersey. XD
And for the smaller towns, there still exists my old football league posts on the HUB.MN from which @Shyriath and @Vāstra II can pick through, choose from, and scatter liberally.
Many place names there. But as for the state affiliations, fuck them, we're centrally planned socialist now. XD
And yeah, this is the logical extension of what we discussed in DMs Hal.
Vāstra II01-Nov-20 03:38 PM
@KaliFyre late but sounds good to me
KaliFyre01-Nov-20 07:01 PM
Vāstra II05-Feb-21 04:27 PM
@Shyriath could you please update the map to reflect the above posts of @KaliFyre's?
Shyriath05-Feb-21 04:54 PM
@Vāstra II@KaliFyre Does this work?
Vāstra II05-Feb-21 04:58 PM
Looks good to me, but I want to see what Vyktory thinks
KaliFyre06-Feb-21 12:52 AM
Exactly what I wanted for the new chapter
Going to try and gather ideas for things.
I'm... actually enjoying boredom.
It's giving me some creative juices.
Vāstra II06-Feb-21 12:59 AM
Vāstra II31-May-21 01:42 AM
@Shyriath would it be possible to slide the landmasses over on your map so that the prime meridian runs through Akroma, please? also, Eňasa needs to move slightly since it is presently in the middle of a lake; I will shortly upload an updated master map that includes both of these changes, as well as a few more (yet unnamed ) countries.(edited)
Aran was moved to reflect its actual location on the political map; Kāstróvel was edited slightly; New Vyktory (with a modified color for readability) and the Wyrmish Research Outpost were included; and six new countries were added.
KaliFyre31-May-21 02:47 AM
honestly i was thinking Jamestown was going to need renaming, then I realised the Paladin family is mostly an RP-fied ideal of my family, with less messy intrigue