I was wandering about the net as I tend to do and I came across and intriguing idea, using Google Maps to generate a great looking map with ease. Being who I am, I had to have a go at it, but with my latest realization that I copy everyone, I wanted to go my own route with it.
With experimentation thrown in, the map above took about two and a half hours to create, probably a third of that was spent trying to come up with cool sounding names, something I think feel I failed at doing. I started with a zoomed in portion of the world, honestly I forget what part of the world I started with, I think somewhere on the eastern coast of Canada (there you go Alex, see? I don’t hate my northern neighbors!) but I could be wrong. After that, it was a series of filters and overlays to get the sort of worn out look I wanted. The symbols and names I absolutely hate and would redo these if I was planning on doing anything with this map besides post it to the blog.