The Heightmap Merge

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So, I put it into The Gridmap (Link only, >4MB).

Here is just a mishmash of how it looks like with a createmaps map.

 

Here’s old versus new:

And here’s some problem areas with a crudely drawn “fix” you might want to consider:

Also, since this matters somewhat on deciding if that thing in the south is a river or a big lake, I kinda want to draw in a coastline of Blackmarsh. I’m likely to just drag that from the (dead) province attempt, unless anybody has anything better to base that off of.

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Cool map with 3 provinces.

Maybe you and Infragris from Project Tamriel do overall map? To clearly define the boundaries, to better optimize the transitionsroads between provinces and clearly see what other projects do?

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Well, most of the ideas in my concept map still apply as far as my opinion on this is concerned:

Going from left to right:

  1. I also have this one cut off, but a little farther south.
  1. I’m not attached to the spindly river system here, but one does exist which can be easy to miss. I think the body of water you highlight should be a river either way, though, because what I am attached to is the idea of a river going up the interior of the Orethan/Thirr border mountains.
  1. there should be no link to Lake Andaram here; the stream (in whatever form it will end up with) is a source stream of the Orethan, which is a completely different watershed.
  1. this part of my map isn’t very refined; I have no problem with your island idea.
  1. I did the exact same thing here.
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Biboran

Cool map with 3 provinces.

Maybe you and Infragris from Project Tamriel do overall map? To clearly define the boundaries, to better optimize the transitionsroads between provinces and clearly see what other projects do?

I’m not sure that would work out well.
I’m absolutely pants at anything graphic, I basically just trace Morrowind maps (created via createmaps, reduced from 256x256 to 40x40 with no interpolation, so that the cells are pixelated but correct and not smudged all over the place into other cells).

I did give roerich the xcf for stuff and can upload the new one as well, if anyone wants it. It’s pretty big though (200mb) unless I cut out the layers of the source maps.

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  1. What is that island SW of Narsis? Is there water there?
  2. How does the southern border match up with Black Marsh? Are you proposing some kind of water way – haven’t seen that in any other maps of Tamriel.
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I have no idea about that island looking thing southwest of Narsis; as far as the border with Black Marsh is concerned, we actually still need to discuss it, as it is the Dres region we will focus on last. I don’t know if the current appearance on our maps is due to my ideas or just aligns with my ideas, but I basically imagine a shallow but still submerged swamp there. It would mostly be covered by vegetation which in places would serve as islands.

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So— it would be a land connection, but it would show on the map as technially water, correct? Like the soggy parts of the Ash Swamp?

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I have made a tentative version of how I think Blackmarsh would look like, this is based on Arthmodeus’ map, Vality’s (?) old concept and Swiftoak’s concepts, as well as the new heightmap. Not sure about that island, either.

Hypothetical Blackmarsh (Warning: 5MB)

I really don’t see a lot of disconnected swampy islands up there, the swamp is confirmed to the southern and inner parts as far as I know.

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10Kaziem

So— it would be a land connection, but it would show on the map as technially water, correct? Like the soggy parts of the Ash Swamp?

That’s the basic idea, yes.

And yeah, Black Marsh border is very much up for discussion. I have a clear concept for how it could look as a swamp, but that doesn’t necessarily mean even I think it’s the best approach. It is described as a swamp in the 1st PGE, though, and oddly enough both as a swamp and a marsh in the map I keep linking:

1st PGE

[...] the Deshaan, the broad southern plain which gradually slopes down into the dismal swamps of Black Marsh.