Sunday, June 2, 2013

Libyan Hexes

Came across something interesting today while searching around eastern Libya, which I'm taking my time mapping.  It's an area where they're transforming desert into habitable landscape - the original settlement is about 1,500 years old (possibly older, no one knows for certain), but I'm sure it never looked like this:

Modern technology.  If this isn't a Traveller world, I don't know what is.

Here's a blow up of some of it, showing the latitude and longitude if anyone wants to find it:

It's marvelous.  It's possible to see where new hexes are being created, between the larger, more established 'structures.'  Each full double-bordered hex is about 0.7 miles from side to side.

4 comments: said...

Nice find!

Carl said...

Tech level 8-9 early terraforming. It's a good picture.

John Powell said...

0.7 mile ~ 1 kilometer. Very Traveller indeed!

Maximillian said...

Yeah, there's some weird stuff in that desert, man made and natural. Have you found the sand river? I don't think I've mentioned it before, but one of the things I've admired about you -- and envied about you -- is the amount of time you've spent finding interesting things about obscure parts of your world. There was a particular example in your online campaign that I noticed, and it brought your would to life in ways few people accomplish.