USA Map Pack [Quenched]

Care to peruse completed maps? Take a stroll through the Atlas.

Moderators: Cartographers, Global Moderators

Forum rules
Please read the Community Guidelines before posting.

Re: USA Map Pack [Quenched]

Postby Gilligan on Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:52 am

saaimen wrote:One detail in the New England map:

Conneticut in the legend should be Connecticut.


Good catch, it also needs to be fixed in the XML.
Image
User avatar
Captain Gilligan
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 12745
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: Providence, RI
Medals: 203
Monthly Leader Silver (1) Monthly Leader Bronze (1) Most Improved Silver (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3)
Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (3) Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (3)
Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3)
Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (3) Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (2)
Battle Royale Achievement (3) Bot Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (30) General Achievement (32)

Re: USA Map Pack [Quenched]

Postby WidowMakers on Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:02 am

perrbear wrote:I like the maps a great deal.

However, In the west there is a geographical mistake in the West. Crescent City does not connect to the "i5" or Redding. Arcata (7 miles north of Eureka), where I happen to live, does via 299.

Crescent city connects however to Grants Pass via 199.

perrbear


Well technically it does by way of Arcata. I know it is not drawn 100% correct. But I stated before these maps would not be 100% correct as far as exact road location and looks.
Not all cities on every road are labeled and not all possible roads between cities are placed. This was designed purely to ensure better gameplay.

So while technically the road does not look like the one shown on the google map below, it is possible to go from Cresent City to Redding.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UT ... 62&t=h&z=8
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Quenched]

Postby WidowMakers on Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:02 am

Gilligan wrote:
saaimen wrote:One detail in the New England map:

Conneticut in the legend should be Connecticut.


Good catch, it also needs to be fixed in the XML.

I will get on that tonight
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Quenched]

Postby perrbear on Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:53 am

WidowMakers wrote:
perrbear wrote:I like the maps a great deal.

However, In the west there is a geographical mistake in the West. Crescent City does not connect to the "i5" or Redding. Arcata (7 miles north of Eureka), where I happen to live, does via 299.

Crescent city connects however to Grants Pass via 199.

perrbear


Well technically it does by way of Arcata. I know it is not drawn 100% correct. But I stated before these maps would not be 100% correct as far as exact road location and looks.
Not all cities on every road are labeled and not all possible roads between cities are placed. This was designed purely to ensure better gameplay.

So while technically the road does not look like the one shown on the google map below, it is possible to go from Cresent City to Redding.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UT ... 62&t=h&z=8


My suggestion doesn't change the play of the map, which I have Ifound solid thus far. If Crescent City was simply replaced with Arcata it would make the map more accurate geographically as well. Crescent City connects to 5 but in Grants Pass Oregon via a beautiful but simultaneously horrible road - 199. Then From Grants Pass Redding is 3 hours south. Or one could drive 1.5 hours south to Arcata then go from there to Redding. Either direction from Crescent City you have to change major highways to get to 5. And both ways it is painful.

Redding is 2+ hours East of Arcata via 299. If you were to swap then names === though the location of Crescent city is correct... It would make the roads more accurate.

Finally, Crescent City is very small. Arcata has twice the number of people and if you were to put Eureka (Arcata's neighbor to the south) that has even more people. Crescent City is isolated and a bit out in nowhere land.
User avatar
Colonel perrbear
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:11 pm
Medals: 36
Standard Achievement (1) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (1)
Freestyle Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (3) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (3) Clan Achievement (11)

Re: USA Map Pack [Quenched]

Postby WidowMakers on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:39 am

Once we agree that these fixes are correct, I will PM lack to update them.

saaimen wrote:One detail in the New England map:
Conneticut in the legend should be Connecticut.


FIXED:
XML NE Connecticut Fix
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/ ... UPDATE.xml
Large NE Connecticut Fix
Image
Small NE Connecticut Fix
Image

perrbear wrote:My suggestion doesn't change the play of the map, which I have Ifound solid thus far. If Crescent City was simply replaced with Arcata it would make the map more accurate geographically as well.


FIXED:
XML West Crescent City/Arcata Fix
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/ ... UPDATE.xml
Large West Crescent City/Arcata Fix
Image
Small West Crescent City/Arcata Fix
Image
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby saaimen on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:45 am

Wow, nice fast updates!
Good work, WM =D>
ImageImage
Winner of "As Easy As 1, 2, 3! - Africa I", "Championship Series: British Isles",
"1v1 Battle to Rule Doodle Earth 2", "Connect 4 (Restarted)" and "Blind Fold Buddy - BeNeLux"
Sergeant 1st Class saaimen
 
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Medals: 13
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (2) Tournament Achievement (5)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:53 am

saaimen wrote:Wow, nice fast updates!
Good work, WM =D>

It really only took 8 minutes to do everything.

I fell asleep early last night or they would have been done then.
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby saaimen on Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:09 pm

WidowMakers wrote:It really only took 8 minutes to do everything.

Well a lot of mapmakers take a lot more time than that before they get it up here...
So compared to them, you're lightning :P
ImageImage
Winner of "As Easy As 1, 2, 3! - Africa I", "Championship Series: British Isles",
"1v1 Battle to Rule Doodle Earth 2", "Connect 4 (Restarted)" and "Blind Fold Buddy - BeNeLux"
Sergeant 1st Class saaimen
 
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Medals: 13
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (2) Tournament Achievement (5)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby saaimen on Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:55 pm

Another one I just noticed on New England:

"New York City" is in the XML as "New York".

This might be a choice I'm not aware of, but it seems more like a small mistake. Maybe too small to correct, but hey, that's what Bètas are for :D
ImageImage
Winner of "As Easy As 1, 2, 3! - Africa I", "Championship Series: British Isles",
"1v1 Battle to Rule Doodle Earth 2", "Connect 4 (Restarted)" and "Blind Fold Buddy - BeNeLux"
Sergeant 1st Class saaimen
 
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Medals: 13
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (2) Tournament Achievement (5)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:18 am

saaimen wrote:Another one I just noticed on New England:

"New York City" is in the XML as "New York".

This might be a choice I'm not aware of, but it seems more like a small mistake. Maybe too small to correct, but hey, that's what Bètas are for :D

Here is the XML
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/ ... update.xml

Just added "City" to the territory name. Checked the XML too and it passed.
Sent PM to lack.

MW
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby saaimen on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:03 am

Once again, your update speed astonishes me.

And DON'T you talk back at me [-X If only every mapmaker was this fast...
ImageImage
Winner of "As Easy As 1, 2, 3! - Africa I", "Championship Series: British Isles",
"1v1 Battle to Rule Doodle Earth 2", "Connect 4 (Restarted)" and "Blind Fold Buddy - BeNeLux"
Sergeant 1st Class saaimen
 
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Medals: 13
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (2) Tournament Achievement (5)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:16 pm

saaimen wrote:Once again, your update speed astonishes me.

And DON'T you talk back at me [-X If only every mapmaker was this fast...
I just got lucky. You posted right before I went to work. If you had posted 30 minutes later, I would have missed it.

WM
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby Gilligan on Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:58 pm

'Kitty hawk' is not capitalized in Southeast.
Image
User avatar
Captain Gilligan
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 12745
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: Providence, RI
Medals: 203
Monthly Leader Silver (1) Monthly Leader Bronze (1) Most Improved Silver (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3)
Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (3) Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (3)
Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3)
Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (3) Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (2)
Battle Royale Achievement (3) Bot Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (30) General Achievement (32)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:31 pm

Gilligan wrote:'Kitty hawk' is not capitalized in Southeast.

Done and PMed lack

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/ ... tyHawk.xml
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby Gilligan on Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:39 am

This might be a little late, but do you think you could darken the moose heads on Minnesota (Great Lakes)? I had a hard time seeing them, and maybe even the snowflakes on Colorado (Rockies).
Image
User avatar
Captain Gilligan
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 12745
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: Providence, RI
Medals: 203
Monthly Leader Silver (1) Monthly Leader Bronze (1) Most Improved Silver (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3)
Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (3) Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (3)
Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3)
Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (3) Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (2)
Battle Royale Achievement (3) Bot Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (30) General Achievement (32)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:32 am

Gilligan wrote:This might be a little late, but do you think you could darken the moose heads on Minnesota (Great Lakes)? I had a hard time seeing them, and maybe even the snowflakes on Colorado (Rockies).
Does anyone else feel this is a NEEDED change? Like I said before we could make hundreds of changes to thee maps for the sake of making them. If there is a BIG issue and it needs resolved (XML or GP) I will do it ASAP.
I just don't want to start a trend that makes people think they can ask to tweak a color or opacity and they will get it.

So just to be clear, is this a needed fix and why or is it just personal taste?

Thanks for the comments
WM
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby Gilligan on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:37 am

Makes sense, WM, just wanted to point it out in case others were feeling the same way.
Image
User avatar
Captain Gilligan
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 12745
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 4:59 pm
Location: Providence, RI
Medals: 203
Monthly Leader Silver (1) Monthly Leader Bronze (1) Most Improved Silver (1) Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3)
Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (3) Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (3)
Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (3)
Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (3) Random Map Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (2)
Battle Royale Achievement (3) Bot Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (30) General Achievement (32)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby joriki on Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:14 am

In the XML for USA Southwest, "Tucson" is misspelled "Tuscon". It's spelled correctly on the map.
General joriki
 
Posts: 179
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:07 pm
Medals: 45
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Manual Troops Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (3) Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (3)
Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (20)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:04 pm

joriki wrote:In the XML for USA Southwest, "Tucson" is misspelled "Tuscon". It's spelled correctly on the map.


Here you go. XML fixed to the proper spelling
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/ ... SON_fix.xm

Sent to lack

WM
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby muy_thaiguy on Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:05 pm

I know I am nitpicking a little, but for USA Rockies, I find it kind of funny that Wyoming, which has the smallest population in the US, has the highest bonus on the map. :lol:
I am what I am.


What, you expected something deep or flashy?
User avatar
Private 1st Class muy_thaiguy
 
Posts: 11578
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 11:20 am
Location: Back in Black
Medals: 10
Standard Achievement (1) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Clan Achievement (1)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:10 pm

muy_thaiguy wrote:I know I am nitpicking a little, but for USA Rockies, I find it kind of funny that Wyoming, which has the smallest population in the US, has the highest bonus on the map. :lol:


Well that may be but it is in the middle of the map. From a location / border perspective it is the hardest to hold thus the large bonus.

WM
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby Tbolt on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:48 pm

In the USA Rockies map the states of Colorado and Wyoming are interchanged.
Cadet Tbolt
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:09 am

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby WidowMakers on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:40 pm

Tbolt wrote:In the USA Rockies map the states of Colorado and Wyoming are interchanged.
Sorry but.... They are not.

Wyoming is in the middle of the map (cows) and Colorado is in the middle bottom (snow flakes)
Google Maps image to show the USA map is correct.
Image
Image
Image
Colonel WidowMakers
 
Posts: 2781
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Medals: 72
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (2)
General Achievement (6) Clan Achievement (11) Map Contribution (21) General Contribution (14)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby saaimen on Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:19 am

Never knew the Montana-Idaho border looks so much like a face...
ImageImage
Winner of "As Easy As 1, 2, 3! - Africa I", "Championship Series: British Isles",
"1v1 Battle to Rule Doodle Earth 2", "Connect 4 (Restarted)" and "Blind Fold Buddy - BeNeLux"
Sergeant 1st Class saaimen
 
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Medals: 13
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (2) Tournament Achievement (5)

Re: USA Map Pack [Beta]

Postby squishyg on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:41 pm

I apologize if this has been discussed already and please forgive my anal-retentiveness, but New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York are not actually part of New England and New Jersey is not twice the size of Connecticut and Massachusetts. From a game playing perspective however, the maps look really cool. I LOVE that you get a bonus for holding all the cities along the interstates. Very cool touch.
User avatar
Captain squishyg
 
Posts: 3148
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:05 pm
Medals: 42
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (3)
Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (4)
General Achievement (2) Clan Achievement (1) General Contribution (4)

PreviousNext

Return to The Atlas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Login