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Level 32 : Artisan Princess
A small (~600x600) island with an grand chain of mountains created using real world topography. There are beaver-dams, lakes with logjams, gigantic pine trees, hanging glaciers, waterfalls, short narrow slot canyons and more... Details make an epic map, not cone-shaped fantasy peaks...

The game is survival ready, just /gamemode 0. I've placed signs with the actual names of several prominent landmarks. Kudos to anyone who can provide me with approximate lat/longs for the actual location on which the mountains are modeled.

If you like the map, but have suggestions for improvement, I'd like to hear it...

Additional Notes

Works Cited:
90m. Digital Elevation Model

MicroDEM, For generating a height map to import into WorldPaint

Gimp, for converting MicroDEM bmps into grayscale (height map), touching up screenshots

Worldpainter, all kinds of awesomeness

MCEdit, more kinds of awesomeness

Custom Tree Repository, with WorldPainter, this project is beautiful

Chunky, image rendering
CreditThis map is in honor of TDWP_FTW, lead for the Biomes O'Plenty Mod; I have been inspired to dig deeper into the rabbit-hole of Minecraft.
Progress100% complete

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  • Pandator
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 26, 2013, 7:51 pm
Dude this is great. I would love a tutorial showing your work with microdem and importation to worldpainter!
  • WalksOnRocks
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Princess
  • November 29, 2013, 3:17 pm
Here's the tutorial that got me started:


The problem is that its 90m elevation data (1 pixel / 90meters) so if you want better detail you have to google "usgs seamless" and get 10m USA data
  • Pandator
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 3, 2013, 1:34 pm
Thank you very much
Wow man, this is nice! :)
  • Bawne
  • Level 29
  • Expert Toast
  • November 26, 2013, 2:46 am
This looks beautiful

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