Atlas of the Flanaess

Atlas cover test 1This is the Flanaess map split into Letter/A4 pieces. Those of you who followed this project for a while remember that this was how it started, with a page at a time.

My decision to abandon the page format and instead do the full map first, was technical. Thanks to much better hardware and better software, for the first time, it was possible easily work with the whole map. So I decided to switch and do the full map first and then divide it into pieces.

Each page is listed separately below, and they are in a PDF format. They are also layered so you can show or hide layers as you need them, which is really useful to print handouts, players versions and such.

Front cover is also available as a JPG. Covers and Legend and Credits and some other features, yet to be announced, will be included as well.

The colored pages are listed below:

Page numbering-01

Front cover

Atlas page 5_LetterAtlas page 5_A4

Atlas page 6_LetterAtlas page 6_A4

Atlas page 7 LetterAtlas page 7 A4

Atlas page 8 Letter Atlas page 8 A4

Atlas page 9 Letter, Atlas page 9 A4

Atlas page 10 Letter, Atlas page 10 A4

Atlas page 11 Letter, Atlas page 11 A4

Atlas page 12 Letter, Atlas page 12 A4

Atlas page 13 Letter, Atlas page 13 A4

Atlas page 14 Letter, Atlas page 14 A4

Atlas page 15 Letter, Atlas page 15 A4

Atlas page 16 Letter, Atlas page 16 A4

Atlas page 17 Letter, Atlas page 17 A4 

 

 

23 Comments

  1. Paul
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 05:25:57

    Congrats on your current work, Anna, looks promising. Sorry to keep asking this, but have you had any success with a full wall map yet?
    Regards
    Paul

    • Anna
      Jun 14, 2014 @ 10:20:37

      Not yet, I need to find a printer locally and have them make a test print or two. It will cost more than what is in my budget at the moment. I’m sorry for the delay, but high quality printing something this size and with the resolutions required isn’t an easy task. I have made perfect prints on my inkjet photo printer, but it only makes 13 inch wide prints. The good thing is that printers capable of printing on the same type of paper with the same quality comes in much larger sizes.

      One of the major hurdle is to get past the “sales talk”, every print shop claims to print “high quality”. I’ve done two test locally so far, the first one was not enough resolution since the guy lied to me about what equipment he was going to use. The result wasn’t anywhere near good enough. The second one screwed up the aspect ratio, and said it couldn’t be fixed.

      I have made contact with the owner of a print shop and I’m going to approach her with my flaness map for a third try when I have some money for it again. She runs the company and are great to talk to, so there is hope. It will not come cheap though, $300 or around there is probably where it will end up.

      Thank you so much for your interest Paul!

  2. Paul
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:14:23

    Thanx for the update regarding the wall map. Hope you find a printer who doesn’t screw you over in the end!
    Meanwhile, good luck with your new project.

    Kind regards,

    Paul

  3. Eric
    Jun 29, 2014 @ 07:55:46

    Hello,
    First off, thank you very much for this project. It’s obvious it is a labor of love! Secondly, I have access to a HP oversize printer, capable of high rez output. Email me at “eexcessive at gmail dot com” to discuss getting one of these maps printed for, free. I realize it seems to good to be true, but I like to support old school projects when I can; Since printing is all I have to offer, and can only print limited amounts, I’m rarely able to offer help. Let me know either way.
    Good luck, and again, thanks for your dedication to my favorite TSR campaign setting,
    Eric R.

    • Anna
      Jun 29, 2014 @ 20:48:07

      Thank you Eric!
      I have sent you an email.
      Anna

  4. Dan
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 09:44:26

    Hello Anna,
    I own a 44″ Epson printer and a 54″ Roland as well. I too would like to offer my services. Having just found your site (because I was looking for a map of the Flanaess to print) I am wonderfully surprised at what I see to date. I have done some other maps for one of the colleges near me (which of course sparked my current desire). Let me know if I can help as well as what specifications you are looking to meet.

    • Anna
      Jul 11, 2014 @ 19:56:49

      That sounds very interesting, can I send you an email with some specs and a small sample PDF for you to take a look at?

      Thank you Dan, for your interest in my work!

  5. Dan
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 10:11:07

    Yes please do..

  6. Randy
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 06:02:50

    Love the project and the maps, thank you so much. Will you be adding the names of the Heraldry to the Atlas or a legend for them?

    • Anna
      Jul 21, 2014 @ 21:10:00

      Thanks Randy!
      On the list of things to do is a poster with all the heraldry on it, but I’m not sure when I will get around to do make it. But its is something I wanted to do for some time, and when I’m passionate about something it will happen even if it can take some time. 😉

  7. Rich
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 13:35:01

    Hi Anna,

    Your work is amazing. Good luck with the Ennies!
    Have you thought of using a site like Kickstarter to source the funds needed?
    I image there are a large number of people who would love to have the Atlas, and especially as a massive wall map!
    Rich

    • Anna
      Jul 21, 2014 @ 21:14:52

      Thank you Rich! 🙂
      Yes I have thought about using Kickstarter, but I don’t own the rights to Greyhawk. So organizing a print run, Kickstarter or not, is not something I have the rights to do. It is unfortunate, but the sad truth. Maybe the possibility can come sometime in the future, things can change.

  8. David Shepheard
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 16:21:16

    It is great to see that Atlas back on the map…(did you see what I did there? 😉 )

    After complaining that the borders got in the way before, I kind of miss seeing them. But I think that is just nostalgia for the good old days. LOL

    I really really love all the improvements you are adding. I remember watching the old Atlas of the Flanaess pages for about 5 years before you switched. I hope it doesn’t take you 5 or 10 years to get all of these done.

    I hear it can be hard to get printers to print all the way to the edges of pages, so I’m wondering how people are going to be able to compile these pages into a book. But I guess an early-adopter will splurge on a copy and help lead the way for the rest of us. 🙂

    • Anna
      Aug 09, 2014 @ 12:40:12

      To create PDF’s that are usable both for Print and digital use are always a bit tricky. Margins are a part of that, some printers need it some don’t. For digital use they are a hassle. Most inkjet photo printers can print all the way to the edges, and their printing quality are almost needed to print the maps. But I left some room that is only the terrain and hexes on. The pages overlap to compensate for it as well. So there are margins but they aren’t white 😉

  9. Mark Morris
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 00:29:21

    The maps are wonderful!
    I used to work at a blueprint shop and we could enlarge anything with amazingly sharp detail up to 24″ by 36.” That was black and white however.
    The machines we used were the Oce’ brand. If they have a color machine, this might work for you.

    • Anna
      Sep 24, 2014 @ 21:00:01

      Thank you Mark!
      Prints up to 24 x 36 inches are easy to have done and the prices are reasonable, but when you want prints twice the size and in high quality the options are far fewer. When I have the resources I will test a couple of the places I have been in touch with to try and find a printer that can print maps for me.

  10. Victor
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 12:50:43

    Anna,

    Any success finding a larger format printer yet ? I wonder if the original printer of the maps of Greyhawk could be found ?

    Victor

    • Anna
      Feb 01, 2015 @ 21:45:18

      The problem lately have been monetary, to print the whole map in good enough quality are expensive so both myself and two others who are looking into it have reluctantly postponed it for lack of funds. I don’t have the several hundred dollars needed to spend on a set of test prints.
      But I’m going to split the map up in more manageable pieces, to make printing easier and make it possible to spread the cost a bit more. Will have that ready in a couple of months, more on that will come in an blog post about future projects when I’m done with the Southlands.

  11. Lisa Parks
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 11:57:14

    I have tried the torrent download, and can not make head nor tails of it. I hope that you have more luck with the smaller prints of your maps – they are beautiful! As a map-maker, you are the only one to use Bryce for your maps; why do you use it? Why not use some other software? Again, good luck with the smaller prints. I would like to keep the side up and help out as I am able.

    • Anna
      Feb 19, 2015 @ 18:31:43

      Thanks Lisa! 🙂
      Bittorrent Sync can be a bit slow in starting to download. But it should get going when you have added my key. I hope you can get it to work.
      I started to use Bryce because back in the 90’s it was pretty much the only PC program that could do 3D terrain of any reasonable size. I have now retired my beloved but now very old Bryce for World-Machine, which is way more advanced and capable.
      My style is to use a combination of 3D and more conventional painting techniques, all done digitally. So I therefore use a combination of tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, World-Machine, Vue and Blender.
      What kind of maps are you doing, and what are your favorite tools?

  12. Seamus
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 12:20:47

    Absolutely beautiful maps, but is there a way to find maps without some of the towns and such, or to be able to remove those that are not within the timelines we use within Greyhawk? I’d love to use these maps, but there are too many man-made features noted. Again, these are lovely maps; when we found them, it was almost like Christmas.

    • Anna
      Apr 07, 2015 @ 11:54:16

      Thank you Seamus!

  13. Steve
    Apr 26, 2015 @ 00:19:51

    Amazing project, with beautiful detail of the World of Greyhawk. Thanks for putting this out for D&D fans to view! I have favorited your page and will be visiting often.