Friday, April 28, 2017

Such Fun

Rest assured, I do intend to continue the World from Scratch posts ~ but meanwhile, I'm going to post what I've been wasting my time doing.  Well, it is better than playing video games ~ though it really is a sort of video game on its own, since the results are substantially random.  Here is a 6-mile map of southern Norway, from Tonsberg to Stavanger:

6.67 mile hexes, approx. 140 mi. x 200 mi.

Now, it would be very difficult to explain the color scheme, as it adjusts for climate, vegetation and type of hex, 1 to 8, as I have been explaining.  The bottom is dominated by green, the gentle reader will note, but this turns to taupes and tans in the upper right.  The indistinct dividing line marks the change between warmer, wetter forests and colder tundra forests, what the Koppen Climate Classification calls "cbf" and "dbf."  Research is a wonderful thing.

As a hex becomes more civilized, it drifts from green (or tan) towards greenish yellow, yellow and then white.  There is only a single type-1 hex in this whole map: the town of Stavanger.  Oslo, or Christiania as it was called once, is just off the top of the map on the right.  The area around it will be very dense, the equivalent of several Stavangers.