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Re: CHAT: Constructed maps

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Thursday, June 21, 2007, 20:35
Rik wrote:
> Hi, folks. I've been working on developing the constructed world which > hosts my conlang(s) and I thought some of you may be interested in > seeing my latest attempt at a map (hence the CHAT tag for this post - > hope that's right). > > Just to give this post some relevance to conlanging, all of the > geographical features are in Gevey (my main conlang). > > Comments and suggestions for improvement are very welcome - and will be > listened to! I want this map to be as good as possible as it will > eventually form the core of my revamped website. Presenting my conlangs > to the world in a way that makes the experience pleasurable for visitors > is an important aspect of con-artistry (dodgy word), in my view. > > Oh yes, the link - and a warning: the file is in .png format, and > currently weighs in at 4MB (the final product will need to be a bit > smaller). > > >
Beautifully done!! Very professional looking. How are you doing this-- by hand, computer, other?? I remember the earlier maps too, that were very nice. What is the meaning of the numbers after the degree marks? i.e. "150E (10)...160E (20)" I've tried on occasion to do similar maps by hand of my planet Cindu, but between inertia, absent or fading skills and lack of a good cartography text (with all the necessary formulae, tables etc.), nothing satisfies me. I really want to make a globe, but am not sure how to go about it.


ryan beaton <go174@...>
Rik <rik@...>
Paul Schleitwiler, FCM <pjschleitwilerfcm@...>