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A truly wonderful resource for the budding (or veteran) cartographer.

h/t +Greg Christopher +Jay Bryant 

and a nod to +Mike Schley who'll enjoy this.
 
Holy crap, this is an awesome resource.

http://makingmaps.net/2008/04/03/map-symbols-landforms-terrain/

hat tip +Tim Harper 
Erwin Raisz is among the most creative cartographers of the 20th century, known in particular for his maps of landforms. In 1931 Raisz outlined and illustrated the methods behind his landform maps,...
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We've been creating maps of fictional places for thousands of years. Umberto Eco has a new book covering some of the greats. This article pulls out a few of them, and does a great job of summarizing the endless appeal of fictional maps.
"Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself." Celebrated Italian novelist,
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The thing about a fictional map is that it's always an exercise in imagination. Both the cartographer and the cartophile get to visualize what the place is like. Gotta love that. :)
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More beautiful work from +Mike Schley !
 
My new interior artwork for Garth Nix's upcoming novel 'Clariel'. His long awaited prequel to the Old Kingdom trilogy.

Loved working with Amy Ryan over at Harper Collins on this one. So much fun!
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I cannot wait for that book. :)
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And my brave paladin is down! Nothing like a crit from a great axe for a low level character. #tordnd. #dndnext
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As well as the barrels, a bed, a book case and whole host of other awesome props. We're pretty spoiled in this game.
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This is pretty epic. Great to see the level of detail going into explaining these features. Now - explain Valyria :)
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love it!
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Always the best map - Happy Earth Day!
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Scrooper look at the moon!
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This is an eye opener.

I have to say - as a UK native - the shear amount of untouched space in the US always gets me.
 
A fascinating map showing parts of the US where absolutely nobody lives..  
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My view? Personally I wouldn't put myself or my family though that again, but if that's something someone wants to do, let them. Generally I don't have much of an opinion on homesteading beyond my own personal living situation wishes.
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Finally watching episode 2 #gameofthrones Joy. 
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That's very spoilerrific indeed. I'd suggest only clicking through if you've read the books.
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Last night's game map quickly tidied up. Fun to have a night as a player again!
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Those are great. 
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Exploring a kidnapping ring at +Tor.com and my paladin's getting eaten by an otyugh. #dndnext #tordnd
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sounds like you stuck your hand in the garbage disposal.
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The cartography, illustration and tutorials of Jonathan Roberts
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This is the Google+ home of my maps and illustration. I've created maps for BMW, Wizards of the Coast, Will Smith's After Earth and I illustrated the official maps of the Lands of Ice and Fire for Game of Thrones.

I also post tips and tricks on how to create your own maps, here's a collection of some of the tips I've posted. I got into map making through RPGs, and I run a store of maps that you can buy for use in your own games. To see more of my work, check out my site.