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RogerBW

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Mars
« on: July 31, 2012, 02:02:06 PM »
First Simutrans map, and first pass at the MOLA data - here are two sizes of maps of Mars, 720x360 and 1440x720. Lots of polar distortion, of course, as is inevitable on a sphere-to-rectangle mapping. The thumbnail assumes water level -7.

http://firedrake.org/roger/simutrans/mars_full.zip

Suggestions welcome - I'm thinking of compressing the vertical range a bit to cut out the pyramid effect on the big mountains. Once I've had a chance to work on the higher-resolution data, I plan to release more maps of specific interesting areas.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 02:32:39 PM »
That's a neat idea! Looks like an interesting map.

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Re: Mars
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 03:32:07 PM »
Funny idea! Will take a look at the maps when I have time (probably after the olympics  8) ). Can I publish them on Simutrans Maps?
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Re: Mars
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 03:34:34 PM »
Can I publish them on Simutrans Maps?

Absolutely! Free for anyone to do whatever they like with - I just wrote the code to convert the NASA data into Simutrans.

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Re: Mars
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 06:37:37 PM »
that's a nice map!
I've attempted mars and the moon myself in the past, but the results were horrid.
Yours is excellent.
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various projects rolled up: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17111233/Roll_up.rar

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Re: Mars
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 08:16:46 PM »
Thank you, RogerBW! It is now available on Simutrans Maps, plus an honourable mention in the Simutrans blog. If somebody can make some pig vehicles, we will have Pigs in Space!
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