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Which map do you prefer?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:28 am

LONDON
75
41%
DUBAI
7
4%
ISTANBUL
99
55%
 
Total votes : 181

Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby sannemanrobinson on Fri May 20, 2011 5:53 am

I voted for #3 with the baroque elements that could also be around the city inset
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby Ogrecrusher on Fri May 20, 2011 12:04 pm

Map number 1 has at least 3 spelling mistakes, but it's my favourite graphically.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby ComposerNate on Fri May 20, 2011 12:41 pm

They all need some proofreading. Also, I notice that the abbreviations for some areas are different in different maps. Are there any abbreviations that are standard for London neighborhoods, or boroughs, or whatever they call them?
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby Teflon Kris on Fri May 20, 2011 12:45 pm

ComposerNate wrote:They all need some proofreading. Also, I notice that the abbreviations for some areas are different in different maps. Are there any abbreviations that are standard for London neighborhoods, or boroughs, or whatever they call them?


I'm not so sure - they are definitely Boroughs, which is similar to a county. A London Borough's average population is 8,000,000 / 35 - slightly bigger than a neighbourhood.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby yourientete on Fri May 20, 2011 12:50 pm

I don't like the brown Thames on map 3 (like it's made of londonian poops).
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby qwertylpc on Fri May 20, 2011 4:29 pm

CJ Lues wrote:Great maps guys!!! :D

btw. isn’t there a missing impassable (between Croydon and Bromley) in London 2? ;)


ya true dat btw #1 for me, the others dont stand out well enough
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby natty dread on Fri May 20, 2011 5:02 pm

Why were the large maps removed from the first post?
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby the.killing.44 on Fri May 20, 2011 6:57 pm

Victor, there is nothing "new" about #1. I suppose [Mod edit] meant it to be an imitation of, or perhaps more appropriately a gross and obvious counterfeit of, Great Lakes? Even the layout of the elements on the canvas is plagiarised. No aspect of the map works well in conjunction with any other. Bland.

#3 is simply a mapmaker's first or second attempt at a map. Not to be slanderous, there isn't more to be said.

[mod edit] Go #2.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby yazoochick on Fri May 20, 2011 7:37 pm

#2 for me
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby RjBeals on Fri May 20, 2011 8:51 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:Victor, there is nothing "new" about #1. I suppose [mod edit] meant it to be an imitation of, or perhaps more appropriately a gross and obvious counterfeit of, Great Lakes? Even the layout of the elements on the canvas is plagiarised. No aspect of the map works well in conjunction with any other. Bland.

#3 is simply a mapmaker's first or second attempt at a map. Not to be slanderous, there isn't more to be said.

[mod edit] go #2.


:lol:

Yeah, 2's got my vote also, although I think the green is overpowering, I still like the smoothness of it.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby Victor Sullivan on Fri May 20, 2011 9:21 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:Victor, there is nothing "new" about #1. I suppose [mod edit] meant it to be an imitation of, or perhaps more appropriately a gross and obvious counterfeit of, Great Lakes? Even the layout of the elements on the canvas is plagiarised. No aspect of the map works well in conjunction with any other. Bland.

#3 is simply a mapmaker's first or second attempt at a map. Not to be slanderous, there isn't more to be said.

[mod edit] Go #2.

:lol: Oh, killing! And #2 don't remind you of England? And besides, despite the perspective, there's not much else that ties #1 with Great Lakes. I think it's a rather fresh style still.

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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby natty dread on Sat May 21, 2011 1:04 am

Oh please, killing... plagiarism? Counterfeit? Lol. Like Great Lakes is the only map in the world with a tilted perspective... :roll:

There's no such thing as original ideas. Everything you can think of someone has already done in one form or another. All you can do is take an idea and make your own interpretation of it.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby djak. on Sat May 21, 2011 6:14 am

Space:
1 wastes way too much at the top.
2 wastes a bit at the bottom, it should be cut off like 1.
3 wastes space everywhere eventho it's the smallest.

Text:
1's white isn't very readable.
2's black is fine, THO THE ALL CAPS IS IRRITATING.
3's black in the southeast doesn't have enough contrast.

Continent colors:
1's is the best and will probably look fine with colored army numbers, tho it could do with more contrast.
2's is too many shades of green.
3's is too much blue and purple.

Overall:
1's waste of space at the top spoils it.
2 is my pick.
3's map and legend borders spoil it. The inset should be removed and the city's size exaggerated.

Errors?:
2 doesn't have an impassable between Croydon and Bromley.

All of that said, great work by those involved - I couldn't do anything as nice.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby ender516 on Sat May 21, 2011 11:30 am

If a map is going to waste space (and I am not sure I call a large title a waste of space), I much prefer it to be at the top of the map. That way, I can scroll it off and get down to the Action pane on the Game page. Large non-playable areas at the bottom of maps I find very annoying.
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Re: World Cities Contest: Pick your favourite London Map!

Postby karelpietertje on Sat May 21, 2011 12:04 pm

Is it me or, in Entry 1, is the name of Southwark (south of the river, borders the city) simply missing?
(I read in the other options, don't know London that well :lol:)
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