/r/mapmaking

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A community for people that enjoy creating maps- both grounded in history and the grand realms of fantasy.

Maps have been around for centuries- they help us know what cultures were aware of in terms of their neighbors, other lands, and so on. Map making continues today, as we map other planets, the bottom of the seas, and continually produce high quality maps here that measure various aspects of culture, demographics, and geography.

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Both professional maps and ones you draw yourself are welcome, as are fantasy maps.

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How can I add locations (dots and names) on a Microsoft Paint-made map?

I'm trying to create alternate history maps, and I only use Paint (the only one I can use). However, I'm struggling with adding locations, such as cities, in the case, when I see other imaginary maps (or real maps), there are always locations, and spots indicating cities, however, I'm not being able to add those. Can someone help?

if possible, imagine that a 5 year old kid, or someone with the same intelligence level, is asking this.

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2023/05/28
17:52 UTC

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The Land | Chronicles of thomas Covenant

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2023/05/28
17:38 UTC

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How to view Mapping Data?

Really not sure if this is a good place to ask or not, but I am lost.

I recently was sent an accident report which included reconstruction photos and mapping data. I need a program that can read the mapping data but don't know what to use. The mapping files include a lot of .dbf and .mdx files, and some others. Does anyone know which software I could use to view these?

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2023/05/28
17:00 UTC

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­čÜÇ Minerals, Rocks and Alien Artifacts in our Minerals asset pack!­č¬É

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2023/05/28
15:33 UTC

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I'm about to improve the subdivision map of my fictional country

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2023/05/28
11:10 UTC

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The Double-Pronged Snake | Alternate Arizona & New Mexico

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2023/05/28
09:17 UTC

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Map for a homebrew DnD campaign I'm running.

Just a light fantasy project to give me some down time from my more realistic main projects. It's so good to not think too hard about stuff and just be like "this place if giving forest vibes."

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2023/05/28
02:27 UTC

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Been reworking my fantasy map to one that feels more realistic, here's the first design just showing off basic regions and mountains

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2023/05/28
01:24 UTC

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Reworking my fantasy map to one that feels more realistic, here's the first design just showing off basic regions and mountains

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2023/05/28
00:56 UTC

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Working on a map for a new campaign setting. What do you all think of it so far?

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2023/05/27
22:07 UTC

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made this thing (nonpolitical)

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2023/05/27
21:15 UTC

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Grimrock dungeon - Level 1 [54x46]

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2023/05/27
19:04 UTC

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I need help

I started making my first map ever. I'm kind of a perfectionist so I even learned calligraphy (I'm using a dip pen) for it. I stained the paper with coffee to make it look old, but because of the coffee, the ink bleeds alot. At first I thought it was because I was using a wrong paper (which was also true), but now I'm using a watercolor paper and it does the same. Without the stain it works perfectly fine. What should I do?

2 Comments
2023/05/27
16:10 UTC

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[OC]Rural roads collection - animated battlemaps by dransky

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2023/05/27
13:49 UTC

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Finished - Low Countries just before the Dutch Revolt

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2023/05/27
10:23 UTC

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Free Republic of Germany

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2023/05/27
10:08 UTC

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Kypany

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2023/05/27
04:43 UTC

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America

  1. Canada.
  2. United States of America.
  3. Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
  4. Rep├║blica de Cuba.
  5. R├ępublique d'Ha├»ti/Repiblik d'Ayiti.
  6. Rep├║blica Dominicana.
  7. Jamaica/Jumieka
  8. Rep├║blica de Guatemala.
  9. Belize.
  10. Rep├║blica de El Salvador.
  11. Rep├║blica de Honduras.
  12. Rep├║blica de Nicaragua.
  13. Rep├║blica de Costa Rica.
  14. República de Panamá.
  15. Rep├║blica de Colombia.
  16. Rep├║blica de Venezuela.
  17. Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
  18. Republiek Suriname.
  19. Rep├║blica Federativa do Brasil.
  20. Rep├║blica del Ecuador.
  21. Rep├║blica del Per├║.
  22. Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia.
  23. República de Paraguay/Paraguái Tavakuairetã.
  24. Rep├║blica Oriental del Uruguay.
  25. Rep├║blica Argentina.
  26. Rep├║blica de Chile.

Island countries of the Antilles 27. Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. 28. Antigua and Barbuda. 29. Mancomunidad de las Bahamas Commonwealth of The Bahamas. 30. Barbados. 31. Commonwealth of Dominica. 32. Grenada. 32. Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. 34. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 35. Saint Lucia.

Curiosities: A. Greenland belongs to Denmark. B. Puerto Rico is not considered a country, it's an Free Associated State of de USA. C. French Guyana is an extracontinental territory of France.

9 Comments
2023/05/26
21:11 UTC

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Oceania

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2023/05/26
21:06 UTC

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Tried to use the advice given to fix the rivers.Did it work or not.

Also tried to make it less Essosy

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2023/05/26
19:25 UTC

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Timelapse of mapping Shenandoah National Park

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2023/05/26
15:43 UTC

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Germania Magna 8 C.E.

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2023/05/26
13:36 UTC

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A freehand map of Europe from a few months ago, my first ever attemp at mapmaking

I just noticed there's a random border in Morocco and now I hate this ­čĺÇ

3 Comments
2023/05/26
13:13 UTC

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