Friday, November 26, 2010

Mapmaking 101

Karl Musser hosts a page where Arthur describes the principles in fantasy mapmaking. You will find many useful hints on his pages. While you are there, remember to ask Karl to finish the pages he is missing:-)


Map making is an art form dating back into the depths of time. Before therewere GPS' (global positioning satellites) , there were maps. It took askilled mathematician and artist to create a precise map, and sailors andnavigators around the world relied on exact accuracy. Maps can be symbolic,imaginary, or just plain useful. But there are too many types of maps todiscuss in one place, so I will concentrate my energies on a single subject:that of fantasy map making.

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