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Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:52 am
by Argentmantle
Well, I posted this over in ongoing topic in the Geographical Mapping section, but I wanted to post it here.

http://savagebaronies.com/savage-coast- ... coast.html So, I think it's done!!!

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:40 am
by agathokles
Very cool. A different style w.r.t. the usual ones, which may be useful.

GP

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:17 pm
by Thorf
This is great! Can you post static versions as well as the zoomable map? I’d love to have these archived. :)

By the way, I preferred your previous palette with the brighter colours. This one is probably more realistic, but it all ends up looking a bit dark and samey.

My favourite detail of the map is the muddy water at the mouth of the Yalu River. Very nice detail there!

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:41 pm
by Argentmantle
Thanks guys!

I will be posting the static version of the map soon. The problem is that the images are sort of massive. The image that is up right now is outside the capacity to save as a single TIF. So they have to be compressed or sliced.

So, the palette is based from looking through satellite imagery of the American and Mexican Gulf Coast region. In fact, in many cases, I added extra color. So, I agree with you on the 'samey' feel for the map, I'm debating on just adding a nice overlay or retooling the whole palette to give the colors some pop.

Good catch on the Muddy Cove. I was trying to sneak that in there. The biggest problem with that is too much brown and it looks like a sewer pouring into the sea, too little and it doesn't show up at all.

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 am
by Big Mac
Very nice.

I really like the ability to zoom in on places. It's very much like Google Maps!

Is there any way to make a URL (with the technology you are using) to take someone directly to a zoomed in part of your map (so they arrive zoomed in on the Orc's Head Peninsula, for example)?

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:58 am
by Havard
Beautiful work man! :)

-Havard

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:59 am
by Thorf
Argentmantle wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:41 pm
So, the palette is based from looking through satellite imagery of the American and Mexican Gulf Coast region. In fact, in many cases, I added extra color. So, I agree with you on the 'samey' feel for the map, I'm debating on just adding a nice overlay or retooling the whole palette to give the colors some pop.
Seriously, I would go with your previous palette, which was great — it had a nice range of colours distinguishing terrain types, and was pleasantly bright without being overbearing. Real satellite pictures tend to be almost oppressively dark, and although it seems counter-intuitive they aren’t really that great for fantasy maps — at least, used as-is.
Good catch on the Muddy Cove. I was trying to sneak that in there. The biggest problem with that is too much brown and it looks like a sewer pouring into the sea, too little and it doesn't show up at all.
I think you got it just right — it’s noticeable, but only if you look closely. Bravo! :)

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:03 pm
by Argentmantle
NO!!! :P

Alright, I'm looking at the versioning of the map and really noticing how the lighter map though less realistic... is far and away more pleasant. I thought I was being all smooth and the like. Somehow or another, the palette for that map has disappeared off my saved styles, so I'll be doing a bit of photoshop archaeology.

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:23 pm
by Cthulhudrew
Muddy Cove sounds like a great name for a backwater village.

I love these maps. I've actually been hoping to see more topographical maps of Mystara like this, so I'm excited to see it! I look forward to seeing your Known World and Isle of Dawn maps now (hint, hint). :lol:

Re: Topographical Map of the Savage Coast

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:05 pm
by Argentmantle
Argentmantle wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:03 pm
NO!!! :P

Alright, I'm looking at the versioning of the map and really noticing how the lighter map though less realistic... is far and away more pleasant. I thought I was being all smooth and the like. Somehow or another, the palette for that map has disappeared off my saved styles, so I'll be doing a bit of photoshop archaeology.
The "NO!!!" was directed at my luck. No idea where the gradient set went. So, I recreated it with a brighter palette that is a lot more fun. Now, the good news is that the world map is nearly done and the automated part of the Known Worlds is done.