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Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 12:15:51


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Hi,

I have some questions about map making, I made the first testing map with after watching the tutorial by ninjanic.
1. My map was 1000 px squared, but when testing it covered only a small corner part and the numbers were too big. how can I fix this? Ive read something about xml editor, but is it only possible to solve this with a paid application?!
2. I want to make historical maps from the svgs on Wikimedia and from other sites, how about copyrights? Am I free to use files from wikimedia?
3. Id like to have advice from other makers of (historical) maps, where did they get there (inspiration) maps from?
4. Is there anything I absolutely need to know before making larger maps with hundreds of territories? I dont want make somehting to be wasted :P

Thanks in advance!

S.S.
Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 12:22:19


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5. What is the max limit? 3200 territories and 2mb filesize ive seen somewhere, but what is the max in px? 5000 x 5000?
Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 12:26:02


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1. No paid application needed. Check your document properties in inkscape to make sure they are right. If they are, resize the map to fit.

2. "By uploading a map to Warzone, you are asserting that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to the content within. See the Terms of Service for full details." You might have to check the file in question (for example, some might require credits)

3. There are some good websites out there with maps, I am sure someone will put up a few links.

4. File size is an issue for really large maps. So make the maps first, and add decorations later if you have space. Also, there are limits like 3200 territories and 1500 bonuses.

5. 3000px x 3000px

Edited 7/1/2020 12:27:44
Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 12:30:24


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Thanks a lot!
I hope some will come up with more :P
Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 13:02:50


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This was my first test map, https://prnt.sc/t9sll3
I used to simplify the borders to reduce nodes, but it ends up this way, how can you simplify and keep acceptable borders? When using simplify to much there will ge a gap between https://prnt.sc/t9so1k
How will the territories fit each other after simplify?
I have tried it several times, but he want keeps too small... how should I fill it in? https://prnt.sc/t9svi6
Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 17:43:30


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Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 20:00:24


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Just use the pen tool lmao. Pencil tool requires so much explanation and it is scarcely necessary to create a stylish map.
Questions of a starting mapmaker: 7/1/2020 20:07:47


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Thanks for the help!
The problem is visible here: https://prnt.sc/ta0y6r
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