Jump to content

 
Photo

The Ships Atlas

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#16
mika

mika

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warsaw
  • Poland

I wasn't expecting you to post any of your files, I was just thinking about the layers and the complexity of a project like that!

Oh, if it was my private project I wouldn't mind sharing some files, as I wouldn't mind having a chance to see others work from the inside. That would be a very good way of learnig something new, wouldn't it? (just reminds me time at uni :-) But as far as you're the author only and do not hold the copyrights with you, business is business...
Hope no one took it as: 'I won't let you see what I've got cause you'll steal it from me you *******'. Having said that I wish I had (or someone else perhaps... anyone?) some work to do an autopsy on :-)

Regards
Dom
maps made easy - www.cartomatic.pl

#17
KennyRedman

KennyRedman

    Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPip
  • 27 posts
  • United States

Dom-

That's cool, I didn't take it that way at all. I totally agree with you on the aspect of sharing and learning from projects. I run into this all the time when other people want to view our 3d files with all of our geometry, light set ups, and render settings.

#18
mika

mika

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warsaw
  • Poland

Dom-

That's cool, I didn't take it that way at all. I totally agree with you on the aspect of sharing and learning from projects. I run into this all the time when other people want to view our 3d files with all of our geometry, light set ups, and render settings.


I did think so, but wanted to clarify just in case. English is not my first language, so sometimes I might be taken as being rude, even though I don't intend to. Those language nuances... :-)

Take care Kenny and have good weekend!
Dom
maps made easy - www.cartomatic.pl

#19
ravells

ravells

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 144 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London
  • United Kingdom

Dom those maps are just beautiful. I think one of the reasons I have always loved maps goes back to an early memory I have looking at my Dad's very large Reader's Digest Atlas which had a section before the atlas itself with shaded relief maps in it which I just loved, another image which stands out in my memory from that atlas is a cross section of the sea with different forms of sea life at different depths. Your maps remind me of those. I especially like the way you've packed in so much information about the docks in one simple to understand graphic.

If you would like a 'professional' appraisal of the usefulness of your atlas, then I work with a number of master mariners (we specialise in commercial shipping law) - I'll get comments and come back to you in due course.

All the best

Ravs

Create beautiful fantasy maps at the Cartographers' Guild
 

My Portfolio


#20
mika

mika

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warsaw
  • Poland

If you would like a 'professional' appraisal of the usefulness of your atlas, then I work with a number of master mariners (we specialise in commercial shipping law) - I'll get comments and come back to you in due course.


That sounds interesting as it looks like you're (or your company is) operating within the industry the atlas is intended for. And obviously, I'd like to hear some comments from maritime pros :-) I would be great to know whether the atlas is just looking ok or it's also going to be useful...

Thanks for your comments.
Dom
maps made easy - www.cartomatic.pl

#21
ravells

ravells

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 144 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London
  • United Kingdom

If you would like a 'professional' appraisal of the usefulness of your atlas, then I work with a number of master mariners (we specialise in commercial shipping law) - I'll get comments and come back to you in due course.


That sounds interesting as it looks like you're (or your company is) operating within the industry the atlas is intended for. And obviously, I'd like to hear some comments from maritime pros :-) I would be great to know whether the atlas is just looking ok or it's also going to be useful...

Thanks for your comments.
Dom


Hi Mika,

I have now spoken to one of the Master Mariners. This was enjoyable as he took me to the chart room and gave me a hour long lecture on the various charts, atlases and reference works available to ships' masters.

His comments (in summary) : Very impressed with your maps but would like to see: The main commercial shipping routes and mileages and a map of ocean currents.

Reference works he recommends that you look at (if you do not know about them already):

Admiralty Sailing Directions: (Published by the UK Hydrographic Office). This work which comes in a series of books covering different parts of the world, provides data on Military Exercise Areas, Chart references, Traffic and Operations, Navigation Aids, Datums, Pilotage, Radio Facilities, Automatic ID systems, Radio Navigation Warnings, Radio Weather Services, International Regulations to name but a very few. It would be worth asking your publisher for a copy, you can look through it and see which of the data lends itself to a cartographical form.

Ocean Passages of the World: (Published by Admiralty Charts and Publications) - sets out the main routes and data for commercial voyages.

He would be delighted to communicate with you by email if you have any specific questions.

In terms of usefulness, he would see this more as a 'coffee table' book than one which would be put to serious use by ships' masters. In terms of navigation only official charts will do and in terms of other data (port facilities etc) there are much more detailed resources available such as the Admiralty Sailing Directions.

All the best

Ravi.

Create beautiful fantasy maps at the Cartographers' Guild
 

My Portfolio


#22
mika

mika

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warsaw
  • Poland

Hi Ravi,

Thank you for your time and effort. Comments of that sort are extremely valuable for me, and my company, as that's the only way we can tailor our products strictly to the industry needs.

And just to clarify a few things. I posted just a few examples of maps to give you guys the idea of how the product looks like. I believe the site admin would be very upset if I tried to post some more files in one topic ;-)

Although the atlas doesn't show shipping routes of the world (I am aware of the publications your colleague mentioned) as we decided to drop it at this time, it does incorporate distance tables on many maps and also have a map of ocean currents and a separate map of global wind patterns. There are also quite a few thematic maps of the world covering Loadlines, MARPOL regulations, International Navigating Limits, Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas or distribution of major diseases. Just to mention a few. So hopefully it will sweeten a bit the lack of a map of routes / passages.

And yes, I’d be glad to get in touch with the person you mentioned, but perhaps it would be better to do so when the atlas comes from printers so there is a lot more to talk about :-)

If you don’t mind, please send me your work contact details to dominik@portinfo.co.uk, and I’ll try to arrange a complimentary copy of the atlas for you.

Once again, thanks for the comments
Dom
maps made easy - www.cartomatic.pl




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

-->