How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

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How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

by Open_Future » Sun Feb 12, 2017 03:00

Hi All,

I would like to create a map that is loosely based on the real geographic features of Canada. Namely consisting of features such as the Western Mountains, Interior Plains, Canadian Shield, Great Lakes Basin and St, Lawrence Lowlands, Appalachian regions of eastern Canada and the arctic regions in the north. Can this be done? And how do I get started?

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Re: How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

by octacian » Sun Feb 12, 2017 06:17

Hey, I'm Canadian too :D

Now, yes it's possible. As to how much work it would take to do, don't ask me. However, paramat might be able to give you some pointers on this as he does much of the MT mapgen dev. If you'd like, join IRC and ask him.

Again, it is possible, but it will either be as easy as providing MT with some type of map (not unlike the one above, but in a form understandable by MT), or it might have to be done manually which would be pretty, uh, interesting.

Anyways, hopefully that helps :D
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Re: How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

by srifqi » Mon Feb 27, 2017 17:13

Maybe you also want to see this mod as example: viewtopic.php?t=13370

Then, use data from some source about the heightmap and climate.
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Re: How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

by kaeza » Mon Feb 27, 2017 21:59

You also asked this in IRC and got some interesting tips: http://irc.minetest.net/minetest/2017-02-12#i_4809450
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Re: How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

by Open_Future » Sun Dec 31, 2017 20:19

Still struggling with this. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

by sofar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 20:59

I've discussed this in other threads where people have been looking for maps of the USA, but the problem is essentially the same.

There are several downloadable MC maps of the entire world, or even specific sections, mapped to scale, and mcimport can convert these into minetest maps. The only downside is that mcimport is slow - it'll run for a few days even on new hardware.

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Re: How to create a map loosely based on real geo of Canada?

by sofar » Mon Jan 01, 2018 06:36

I've posted a map for Open_future to be downloaded. Essentially, I've used mcimport to convert "Earth by lentebriesje" and then I use mtmapprune to cut off unwanted regions. The result is ~300MB, and contains all of Canada in a playable MT world.
 

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