BattleTechWiki talk:Project Planets/Planet Overhaul/Faction Map Gallery


I would to say we integrate all Faction Map images on the page, at this time, like Periphery March, Federation of Skye maps.--Doneve 00:59, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

That is exactly my intent, but I'm trying to do it in an organized manner. I may decide to not erase non-faction planets, so that we can get the posters provided sooner than later.--Rev (talk|contribs) 01:34, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Display of maps[edit]

I've been generating maps for this page as well, although I've approached mine a little differently; I've cropped them down from the original maps to make them more readable, but I've either coloured the original states (for founding maps, where there were a lot of independent worlds out there) or I've coloured the neighbouring states, to make boundaries obvious. Is everyone happy with me uploading those here as well? My idea was to give some more options for people doing mapping and tracking work.

One thing I'd suggest for debate is the possibility of grouping sub-regions under main regions, rather than listing every sub-region in alphabetical order; that way, the section for the Lyran Commonwealth would include the Federation of Skye, Protectorate of Donegal and Tamar March as sub-sections. Does that seem sensible? BrokenMnemonic 12:16, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

BrokenMnemonic, as the intent is to show how a faction (or region) developed over time (for the purposes of the overhaul), how it is displayed is not driven by a standard required of images used in articles. If you feel your efforts to customize these maps will make the process easier for the team members and you want to do it, then I fully support it.
As for grouping them in a hierarchical manner (such has been done with the FC and FWL already), that seems to be the right way to do it. I see no need to open it for debate.
Working in a behind-the-scenes project like the three of us are currently doing, as long as it is intended to stay behind the scenes, we can be a lot more bold with what we do. You're doing well. --Rev (talk|contribs) 13:57, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
Groovy. Personally, I find partly-coloured maps to be easier to scan quickly, and while they aren't as aesthetically streamlined as the pure white cropped images Doneve's been turning, I also find them visually appealing in their own way... plus I like making them. So, expect more ;)
On a tangential note, I don't know what the process is for some of the awards here is, but there's an award for those who generate images to improve the visual quality of the wiki; can I nominate Doneve for one? I think he's doing an amazing job producing the cropped and resized white maps. BrokenMnemonic 14:49, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
Head on over to BattleTechWiki:Awards and identify the one you suggest fits his accomplishments. If it's an Admin award, contact an admin and nominate him, providing details that admin will need to justify the recognition. If it requires Award Committee approval, it may take a few days to get a proper response. (I think I know exactly how you'll address this, but I'm using that sage maxim as guidance: "Give a man a match, you'll warm him for a moment; douse him in kerosene first, and you'll warm him for a lifetime.")--Rev (talk|contribs) 16:16, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Canon Maps vs Maps from Øystein's Website[edit]

It appears that regional maps have turned into a bit of a mess over the last decade. (Not the maps Sean has uploaded for individual systems.) Many are copied from Øystein's website (which I think is now defunct?) while crediting his site as the source. Others (color maps) claim sourcebooks as the source but the books only contain black and white maps. There are some copied from books but resolution is low. I will add this to my to-do list and address it little by little over time. I plan to go through individual states and inspect maps individually. If anyone finds maps that state Øystein's site as the source, please note them here. They will be a priority for replacement.--Cache (talk) 18:47, 12 March 2022 (EST)

Category:Works_by_Øystein_Tvedten has a fair number.--Talvin (talk) 18:58, 12 March 2022 (EST)
To avoid overwhelming this page, I will park these in BattleTechWiki talk:Project Planets/Planet Overhaul/Faction Map Gallery/OT--Talvin (talk) 20:51, 12 March 2022 (EST)