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CullahGolden

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Hello, my name is CullahGolden, and I have always loved maps.  I always find them useful references for many things, like worldbuilding.  Since 2012, I have been making an alternate Earth for an alternate history project.  I've been told by people whom I wish to be anonymous that a singular world map is required to answer my ecological and climatological questions.  Here is my request:

 

An equirectangular base map with the following details:

1) Add in the political boundaries and mark them in a dark color. (For further clarification, that includes all 50 United States and all of Canada's provinces and territories.)

2) Add in the primary and secondary subdivisions, geographic boundary lines and rivers and mark them all as one color, preferably lighter than the political boundaries'.  (Any piece of Eurasia outside of Russia, Scandinavia, Mainland Southeast Asia and the Arabian Peninsula are the notable exceptions, as those specific examples are detailed enough to not have geographic boundary lines added on them.)

3) Widen the Atlantic by pushing the Old World (Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia) eastwards by 1350 miles. Which creates a landbridge that connects Asia to North America, erasing the Bering Strait off the map and shrinking the Bering Sea. To that extent, it would be like turning the Russian urban locality of Egvekinot (66.3205 degrees North and 179.1184 degrees West) into the next-door neighbor of Teller, Alaska.

4) Drag Australia so far down southward that the distance between it and Antarctica is cut by half.

For color scheme, look to this link: https://dinospain.de...V-2-9-660539748


How this relates to overlaps of arbitrary political webs is that more detail is required when I use Paint or Magic Wand to create more believable geographic or even empirical features without worrying about "straight" borders because if a geographic or empiric border has a straight edge, then I've got a problem. I thought that by adding the outlines of rivers and topographic borders alongside the political borders and the primary and secondary subdivisions, then straightness could at least be lessened, and I would use Paint and Magic Wand to create a more desirable world map.


Thank you for your time.
 



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Probably the easiest solution is to download one of the outline maps from this listing, or Tom Patterson's very handsome World Political Map, and then alter it in Illustrator or Inkscape to meet your needs.


Dennis McClendon, Chicago CartoGraphics
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The problem with those two links is that there's not enough detail needed.



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I'm aware that Peter Guth's freeware program Microdem has the ability to move continents around the way you want.  I've played with that aspect, but I'm not an expert.  However, there seems to be a lot of discussion of this ability among worldbuilders, so maybe you already know about that.

 

https://www.google.c...1.0.t0RW2JLDRlw

 

Steve R.







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