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Re: CHAT: Constructed maps

From:ryan beaton <go174@...>
Date:Thursday, June 21, 2007, 21:25
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote: 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. Stunning Map! I've been trying for a while to create one myself, but either through lack of knowledge or improper tools I've been unable to come up with one that seems satisfactory. Nice attention to detail, and I do believe that's Longitude and Latitude right? Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957 --------------------------------- Got a little couch potato? Check out fun summer activities for kids.