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Initial Map Idea

January 1, 2010 1 comment

With the world basic facts established it’s time to start creating the map of the world. I’ve had a couple ideas but most were too boxey or too Earth like, until I ended up with this:

Initial Shir Map

Shir Map 1.0

In doing this I had to figure out how the latitudes at which something becomes the arctic, and the tropics and so on.

I’ll put this up on the earlier page with the info. But basically it is all decided based upon the axis tilt of the planet. For the arctic the axis tilt plus the latitude must equal 90° – aka it is the degree of the tilt from the top/bottom of the map. The tropics are the same, but it’s the distance from the equator instead. And so the lines on that map are decided from that.