fennelgiraffe (fennelgiraffe) wrote in asmaida,

Updated Map

ETA (Jan 7): Yet another new & improved version of the map. Please look again.

I have my original copy of the map saved in a layered format. That makes it really, really easy to change most of the details. So, please let me know if you have any better ideas, especially for names.

It looks like I've gotten all the comments I'm going to get on the earlier versions of the map. scooterbird suggested that I stop asking so many questions and just draw the darn thing. So that's what I did--except for the names. If you leave it up to me, the cities are going to be Port Asmaida, Three Rivers, Hillcrest or Highlands, Easton, and Southport. I haven't even thought about the mountains or rivers or lakes or bays or small islands or... So it would be really great if someone has better ideas.

This should be a clickable thumbnail. Once you get a large image, you may need to click that one to get full size.

Cities and Towns
+ A - pop 32,000 - port/industrial center Port Asmaida
+ B - pop 18,000 - capital Three Rivers (Trois Rivières?)
+ C - pop 9,000 - resort ???
+ D - pop 7,000 - agricultural hub Easton
+ E - pop 4,000 - minor port Southport

The remaining 30,000 people live in smaller communities which are not shown. I thought we might want to wait and decide those as needed.

Rivers and Lakes
+ None of the rivers are large enough to be navigable except for small pleasure craft.
+ Additional small streams are not shown.
+ Lack of fresh water limits development on the peninsula, although there are a few villages.

+ Only the main highways have been drawn. Lesser roads are not shown.
+ The highway between cities A and B is a major high-traffic corridor.

+ The eastern plains are mostly agricultural. Possibly the southern coastal plains as well.

Parks/Wilderness Areas/Nature Preserves
+ Thanks to thecanuckguy for reminding me of these.
+ They are are the darker green areas on the map.
+ I haven't differentiated parks from preserves. Possibly, the marked areas are both--a small park on the most accessible side, with the rest a preserve. The wetlands areas at the mouths of the two rivers should probably be all preserve, though.

+ If you want to download the map and futz around with it, the scale is approximately 4 pixels to 1 km (6.5 pixels to 1 mile).
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