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South-East Europe Heightmap (new: version with cities)

Started by Carl, July 17, 2011, 03:23:40 PM

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Carl

Here's a map I've made of south-east Europe.

(Version with cities: below)



Download links:

Large (2500 x 2400): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewBalkans-Large.rar
Small (1300 x 1200): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewBalkans-Small.rar

The map runs from Bratislava in the north-west to Istanbul in the south-west. It encompasses all of Romania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Moldova, as well as parts of Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece and Turkey.

Václav

... that map is, of course, beautiful - but it seems to me that there is lack of rivers.

It is sure that only few important ones can be depicted (used) but here is really lack or them.

Chybami se člověk učí - ale někteří lidé jsou nepoučitelní

Carl

Yes, I think that's true. I don't like excessive amounts of rivers on heightmaps -- they can end up occupying an unnatural proportion of the map -- and I considered leaving rivers out of this map altogether. But it seemed ridiculous not to have the Danube, since this map is basically built around the Danube.

However, since I've drawn the Danube, it seems ridiculous not to have other major rivers too. I shall add a few more and upload a new version soon! :)


Carl

#3
Ok, so I've added the Tisza, Vardar, Drina, and a few other rivers whose names I can't remember.

I've updated the file in the original post, but here's the link again in any case:

Large (2500 x 2400): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewBalkans-Large.rar
Small (1300 x 1200): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewBalkans-Small.rar

Václav

It is clear that this map of the Czech republic will stay my favourite map - but this your deed will be tested very soon.

Thanks mostly for its giant size - and, of course, for adding of some important rivers. And by the way, it is not need to feel bad for that you don't remember of names of all those rivers you added.

Chybami se člověk učí - ale někteří lidé jsou nepoučitelní

Carl

Hope you enjoy playing it! I'll be testing it out soon, too. I may upload a "scenario" version when I've placed all the major cities.

Combuijs

I've added this map to Simutrans maps today. Thank you carlbaker, a very good map albeit a bit large.
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Carl

No problem!

Here's a smaller version of the map: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/balkansmapsmall.rar

The dimensions in this version are around 1200 x 1200 instead of 2400 x 2400.


Václav

Thanks for that smaller size. That giant size is surely splendid - but that smaller size would be better - for most games.

Chybami se člověk učí - ale někteří lidé jsou nepoučitelní

Carl

I've made new versions of these maps using this method -- and I think they're much better than the previous versions. Here are the new links:

Large (2500 x 2400): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewBalkans-Large.rar
Small (1300 x 1200): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/NewBalkans-Small.rar

I've also updated the screenshot and links in the original post.

Combuijs -- if you agree that these maps are better, could you update the one on maps.simutrans.com? Many thanks! :)

Combuijs

QuoteCombuijs -- if you agree that these maps are better, could you update the one on maps.simutrans.com? Many thanks!

Don't thank me, I better thank you!  :D . I will look into it, it might be at the end of the week though.
Bob Marley: No woman, no cry

Programmer: No user, no bugs



Combuijs

OK, I've replaced the existing South East Europe map and I've added the "small" one.
Bob Marley: No woman, no cry

Programmer: No user, no bugs



Carl

Here is a version of this heightmap with 336 cities placed in their real locations. All cities with a population of above 20,000 IRL are present. City populations are scaled down to 1/20th of their actual size.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/Empty-Balkans-Map.sve


You'll need to use the following:

(a) Simutrans Experimental
(b) a specific pakset

The pakset in question is included within this archive:
http://www.4shared.com/rar/UAxLHSnZ/Balkans.html

This archive also contains a version of Simutrans Experimental and a more developed version of the savegame.

Since this is just a version of pak.german, the map may open in pak.german. I don't have a version to hand to test this.

The map will open with Pak128-Britain.Ex, but you'll find that all buildings come out the same. Still, this could be cleared up if one had the will!

Note also that there are two places where tracks are present on this map, but they can be easily deleted if the player's plans dictate otherwise! :)

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