Friday, March 15, 2013

Ten Awesome (and difficult) maps I want to Make

  1. Colonial site on Mars, the Moon, or Europa, based on accurate topographical maps.
  2. Chernobyl exclusion zone
  3. Kowloon walled city
  4. Cyberpunk Rome
  5. London, done Venice style after the ice caps have melted
  6. Post-singularity Portland Oregon
  7. Seattlehama, from the novel Yarn
  8. Portions of a Warhammer 40k Hive City
  9. San Francisco with the Alien Landing Site
  10. Alien Occupied Hollywood

7 Comments:

Blogger Monty said...

Well, now I have to make a difficult map as well, dammit. I'd forgotten that I wanted to run a version of "Beyond the Mountains of Madness" on Europa in the Conamara Chaos region. We shall all map Europa!

March 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM

 
Blogger John Evans said...

Kowloon gets a "Hell Yes" from me.

March 15, 2013 at 2:46 PM

 
Blogger Rafial said...

Post-Singularity Portland would be just like regular Portland, because it's like where people go to _unplug_, y'know...

Well okay. More self-aware unicycles.

March 15, 2013 at 3:05 PM

 
Blogger tony dowler said...

@Rafial, that was actually kind of what I was thinking too. :)

I wish I had a good map or even an aerial photo of Kowloon to work from.

March 15, 2013 at 3:08 PM

 
Blogger watergoesred said...

Kowloon City

Ground plan: http://favelaissues.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/plan.jpg

Aerial shot:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/4256112879_26be66b349.jpg

Aerial view of model: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4gozxxIuo1qb9r7fo1_500.jpg

Changes over time (top and side view): http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3Mcpryhx5NY/T0ueLhTmLBI/AAAAAAAAE9I/TwYiE6iuQpE/s1600/Kowloon-Hong-Kong-Walled-City-historical-plan.jpg

March 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

 
Blogger tony dowler said...

Thank you for those links! Those are fabulous. The Favel Issues site looks very interesting. I might have added the Sao Paulo favelas to my list. I've wanted to write a serious blog post about them for a long time, but I'm frankly daunted by the serious aspect of the subject matter.

March 16, 2013 at 7:54 AM

 
Blogger Richard Forest said...

Yeah. I'm pulling for Kowloon Walled City as well.

March 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

 

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