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Adam Savage (co-host of MythBusters) has reproduced one of Tolkein's maps of Middle Earth..

http://www.adamsavag...middleearth.jpg

"Okay, so it's obvious by now that I'm a geek. The latest thing I did, was to
draw myself a map of Middle earth. I downloaded one of the maps drawn by
Tolkein's son, and printed it large format (32"x36") and traced the entire thing
on a lightbox. The paper is handmade bark paper I purchased at the art store. "
- Adam Savage
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A few years ago I posted a link to a map of Middle Earth aligned to mostly real European geographic features: http://www.cartotalk...hp?showtopic=95

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And let's not forget the Middle Earth DEM project:
http://www.me-dem.or...m...cat&catid=1
:rolleyes:

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A few years ago I posted a link to a map of Middle Earth aligned to mostly real European geographic features: http://www.cartotalk...hp?showtopic=95



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That's cool.
I hand copied one of the foldout maps from one of the books when I was in junior high school - but I didn't have cool paper to do it on.
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That's cool.
I hand copied one of the foldout maps from one of the books when I was in junior high school - but I didn't have cool paper to do it on.


I think you should try to create Tolkein's map in ArcMap :huh: .

I think you already have the hillforms from you previous historic cartographic work. Why not go a "little" bit further back in history to Middle Earth.

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I think you should try to create Tolkein's map in ArcMap :huh: .

I think you already have the hillforms from you previous historic cartographic work. Why not go a "little" bit further back in history to Middle Earth.

Maybe I will some day, Matt. :D
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