While I feel there is some helpful Q&A in the Simple Questions/Simple Answers thread, it doesn't give a solid foundation that will help you obtain the mentality of a map-maker. There are also several guides, as provided by Barrin that talk about simple things in map-making, but again there is nothing there that map-makers have composed for the public. So, each week I will post a Map Design thread, with a specific topic for all map-makers to give their perspectives on, but also insightful suggestions, methods, and ideas.
when I have made several threads, I will make a global thread containing all the topics that hopefully will give map-maker insight in different areas of map-making and the editor for all who are interested in becoming a map-maker. Without further ado... let's get started on our first map-making topic.
• What is your definition of a map concept?
• How do you come up with a concept?
• How do you apply your concept to your map?
• In what ways does your concept impact the aesthetics and layout?