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Europe 1914 topographical

Here you see a topographical map of Europe in 1914. The map is in German because I need it for our project.
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I thank :icontonio103: for his help
The colour scheme for the elevation was inspired by the great :iconvorropohaiah: check out his maps!

This map is part of our project Sternenfront

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:iconratkabratka:
how to improve:
not be a bavarian nationalist that never shows wurttembergian/swabian/allemanic cities on the map, stuttgart?
country names could be huge, R U S S L A N D could be a long bowing line from finland to caucassus, germany from strassbourg to memel, austro-hungary could also use huge names, they can be over anything, what is most important is the fact that it's transparent enough to have other things below it like city names visible, and not transparent enough that you can see it. currently if i stare to the map's tiny preview i see no countries, i dont understand what is that massive latvian empire and czechoslovakia is also huge, while poland has conquered all they planned to.
also i dont understand names like Belgium, you put the first half of the word on east side and only Bel. fits, if you rotate it to belgium's angle and start from flanders and end at opposite side, you will clearly fit Belgium. also for microstates don't try to add things as Lie or Andorra they always go out of the borders, try to reuse the city name as country name, like by underlining capitals and making liechtenstein underlined as capital, making reader think that it must be somewhat a country if its capital of something, also as the borders are clearly red-obvious lines, the islands are hard to tell apart, i wouldn't think that cyprus and malta are british if i wouldn't know. also island names should be written like river names are, along a shoreline in a straight or bowed line, instead of somewhere aside horizontally, example Zypern (Brit.) bowing above the almost flat northern coastline., also you could try showing how the city looks by making black sideoutlined with somewhat red built up area visible. i think berlin was 3rd largest city and now is 70something, so it would make that city look good at least. also you can make weak lines for national provinces, and group provinces, like Preussen with a hardly visible line in middle (splitting west and east) etc, but this is optional. since the map is physical not political, would be good to have more names of bays or even add hardly visible mountain line names, which you wouldnt see on small version, but visible when you look closely. also write the important names (country names) in full capslock, it says look me, im important
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:iconvorropohaiah:
vorropohaiah Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
nice work on this and thanks for the mention :)
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Thanks so much, and sure thing :D
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:iconjjohnson1701:
JJohnson1701 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Well done on the map!  Topographic maps are always nice.  Have you ever thought to do a time zone map, maybe make them a little more sensible than now with continental Europe being one time zone, rather than having some be GMT, and others be CET, and so on?
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
That´s actually a good idea, should Greater Germany in 1944 as I made have one time zone or two? XD
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:icondtavona:
DTavona Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
I feel like playing Diplomacy on it. :)
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Yeah XD I will submit more maps about Europe, because I wanna setup a timeline leading to an alternate 2. ww
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:iconratkabratka:
ratkabratka Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
new maps:
"simplifications"
"round rivers"
(look at ur own)

old pre ww1 german maps
epic quality
rivers by pixels
100000000h spent
simplifications? f### no
islands hand detailed, instead of using some pre-given limiting lines
example
i.imgur.com/I4EzQ1B.jpg


cartography advancement = -1
on a serious note i never see such details on modern maps, no one dares to spend so much time on making one amazing map, instead they spam 1000 maps in few days each
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Oh cool basemap I might use that in future! But my map is simplified
on purpose, too many details make it chaotic^^ It needs a clear overview.
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:iconmarcelboehmen:
MarcelBoehmen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that map so much. And the Topo is a wet dream of every cartographer ☔. 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Haha awww thanks man. I even deleted the russian reservoirs (Stauseen) that were on my modern map.
Because it seems like they didn´t exist before 1914. And ofc the damned Flevoland.
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:icontasorius2:
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
I really live too close to the gates of hell...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Where do u live^^
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:icontasorius2:
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Sweden.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Ohhh my condolences XD I have two mates from there
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:icontasorius2:
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Too close to the largest country in the world, that happens to be a dictatorship...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Ach u have a nice Östersjön between you^^
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:icontasorius2:
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
So they can send an army of submarines...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
It´s very unlikely there will be ever a hot war between two bigger power blocks again (NATO/ EU vs Russia)
that would damage Russia itself.
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:iconiasonkeltenkreuzler:
IasonKeltenkreuzler Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Geil, die Farbgebung find ich sogar noch erheblich besser als bei deiner Topo Karte vom heutigen Europa.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Ich auch XD
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:iconyomimarukurotaiyo:
YomimaruKurotaiyo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Ein anblick der "Vertrauter" kaum sein könnte. Gute Arbeit!Clap 

Es lohnt sich wirklich sie zu Watch`n:

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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Vielen Dank :D Solche Kommentare motivieren mich erheblich^^
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:iconselene0011:
Selene0011 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Great map!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Thx so much!
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:iconnachtmahr2:
nachtmahr2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Impressive as always 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Thanks for the support :)
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:iconnachtmahr2:
nachtmahr2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Always^^
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:iconvorropohaiah:
vorropohaiah Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
looks gorgeous
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Thanks so much man!
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:iconvorropohaiah:
vorropohaiah Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
great work, as always
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:iconfamoniusgaming:
FamoniusGaming Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Holy cow, amazing work!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Hey thanks man :)
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:icongeorgianmapping:
GeorgianMapping Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Someone needs to hire you to make maps for a book
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Maybe someone will discover me one time XD

But I already made a few maps for The Great War, it´s a big youtube series.
I have to do more for them soon.
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:icond-okhapkin:
D-Okhapkin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Each time your maps get better and better ;) (Wink).  You are a professional :) (Smile) .
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Oh wow thx so much man^^ I can only recommend to use vectors, since then it became much better!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow... I've always wanted a World War 1 map of Europe on my bedroom wall... great job with this!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Thanks man^^ Ofc I can also add more text or infoboxes, but I need it for another project.
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:iconlinumhortulanus:
Linumhortulanus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn. I wish the maps in school atlases were that detailed! Awesome work! As always!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Oh thanks so much^^ If u start mapping I will show you how to do the same!
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:icondutchmansmaps:
DutchmansMaps Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely map, but I didn't expect anything less from you.

Something seems wrong with your picture download. I sent you a note with the details.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Thanks a lot mate, I fixed it!
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:icondutchmansmaps:
DutchmansMaps Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Replied to add that something seems wrong with the land outline in the Dutch Zuiderzee (sea of modern day Flevoland).
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:iconmilites-atterdag:
Milites-Atterdag Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is of a very, very, very high quality! Congratulations on reaching such an impressive level!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Thank you so much, that motivates a lot! :D
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:iconmilites-atterdag:
Milites-Atterdag Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I were to nitpick, I'd mention that it's odd to use German for names on the map whilst writing "Europe" instead of Europa in the title. But as I said, that's a nitpick, nothing more :D  
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
I love nitpicks, and that´s why I changed it and some other stuff^^ thx!
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:iconmatritum:
matritum Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask why you have included Cartagena and Badajoz (not very populated cities in Spain) but not Zaragoza? Maybe you should include red lines for San Marino and Monaco... Anyway you should know Ceuta and Melilla were part of Spain but Spanish Protectorate of Morocco was not Spain properly and Ceuta and Melilla were not part of it. Finally, you located Vaduz out of Liechtenstein. LOL.

Sorry, maybe I've indicated too many mistakes... XD I hope you are not going to get angry... XD
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
No no that´s perfect, I corrected everything you said^^
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:iconhardwing:
Hardwing Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Amazing map!
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