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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