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Tutorial Map Making: Part 2 .

Create “height maps” with only an image editing program.

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  1. ronrn
    This tutorial is intended to demonstrate how I create topographical representations of existing city areas or... even imaginary ones, using any paint program or image editing program, preferably one that supports layers, to create a "height map" for import into the "Cities XXL Map Editor".

    Keep in mind that a "height map" is only one of the first steps, required to create a modded map's patch file.

    There is always, of course, Google Mapping but here are some other topographic map resources. Or maybe you know of a good resource you would like to share.
    ArcGIS
    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1
    National Library of Australia
    NLA Home | National Library of Australia
    British Columbia Topographic Maps Online
    Free British Columbia Topographic Maps Online
    GeoBC
    GeoBC
    University of Texas Libraries
    Topographic Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
    U.S. Geological Survey
    USGS.gov | Science for a changing world
    Vidiani Maps of the World
    Vidiani.com | Maps of all countries in one place, administrative and road maps, physical and topographical maps, GPS maps and other maps of the World
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  1. skullz613
    skullz613
    5/5,
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    Awesome work on the tutorial. A great alternative way of making a heightmap. Hopefully we will see some more map makers.