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Re: Cairo - update p6 5/10/11

Postby natty dread on Mon May 16, 2011 12:19 pm

One more thing: I can see Google watermark (actually, several) on your background image. That is not good... If I remember right Google doesn't allow free commercial use of their satellite images.
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Re: Cairo - update p6 5/10/11

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue May 17, 2011 10:36 am

Industrial Helix wrote:I tried colors and it wasn't working... they just clashed with the existing colors and kind of made everything icky. Originally, I was thinking like a night vision green, but it worked out less great in practice than theory.


Why not try using a pattern, like a cross-hatch or something to differentiate?


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Re: Cairo - update p6 5/10/11

Postby RedBaron0 on Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:25 pm

What's the status here guys? Looking for a new background map??
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Re: Cairo - update p6 5/10/11

Postby Industrial Helix on Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:03 am

Yeah... I think so. I'm not sure how to approach it, what a bad oversight.

I was thinking about it as a regular style flat map... but i dunno. i feel like that would lose the realism of the map, which i want to keep quite badly.
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Re: Cairo - update p6 5/10/11

Postby natty dread on Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:39 am

You could try asking Google for permission to use their images... never hurts to ask. Or you could try finding a free public domain satellite image, but that might be harder to come by...
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Re: Cairo - update p6 5/10/11

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:47 am

natty_dread wrote:You could try asking Google for permission to use their images... never hurts to ask. Or you could try finding a free public domain satellite image, but that might be harder to come by...

Directory of Free Satellite Imagery on the web: http://www.ppgis.net/imagery.htm

Maybe you could find something there?


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Re: Cairo - update p6 5/10/11

Postby DiM on Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:40 pm

Industrial Helix wrote:Yeah... I think so. I'm not sure how to approach it, what a bad oversight.

I was thinking about it as a regular style flat map... but i dunno. i feel like that would lose the realism of the map, which i want to keep quite badly.


i'm not a big fan of satellite images used as CC maps because:
1. they look bad
2. they limit the artistic expression of the map maker

on top of that i believe a satellite image does not fit this map theme. i mean look at the territories that you have. all the weird shapes and connections leave a LOT of unused space that doesn't look too good. also the photos on the right while true to the theme don't actually help in any way. in fact they draw more attention than the actual map does.

what i'd do is create separate cartoonish territories with connections between them.
for example talaat harb square has a statue of talaat harb (duh!) so draw that statue and that's it.
or the security forces base could be represented by a few guys with plastic shields and batons sitting side by side.
perhaps something like this: http://www.fungraphix.com/aaTexasMap.png but in a more serious approach.

with this approach you have much more freedom placing the territories and of course you can keep the original connections but improve on their visibility/legibility and at the same time you're free to add your own artistic touch and make the map truly unique.
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Re: Cairo [10 May 2011]

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:29 pm

[Moved]

It would appear that development of this map has stalled. If the mapmaker wants to continue with the map, then one of the Foundry Moderators will be able to help put the thread back into the Foundry system, after an update has been made. ;-)
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Re: [Abandoned] - Cairo

Postby thenobodies80 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:20 pm

The six months of vacation has expired, for this reason this topic is now labeled as [Abandoned]. If the original mapmaker wants to continue this map project it's fine but an update must provided. From this moment anyone else is free to take this project without the original mapmaker permission, but it has to be started from the scratch.

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