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Projecting a Map From Imagery: MMPS and GIMP

On friday I created an equirectangular map(or a known portion of one…) from a partial image as from space using Photoshop and the Flaming Pear Flexify 2 tool. Photoshop is fairly expensive and Flexify isn’t exactly cheap. This means they … Continue reading

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Building a World with A Globe and Paper

Inspired by this post by Deborah Christian on World Builder’s Academy and Random’s post on Reddit, I’ve decided to look into possibilities of doing this on a spherical surface so as to avoid the distortions inherent in applying the motions … Continue reading

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Eyeball Worlds

A post on the Sci-Fi Ideas page got me thinking about face-locked habitable planets again. My previous posts on Yaccatrice kind of cheated on the problem of tidal face-locking by placing the habitable world in a lunar orbit of a much … Continue reading

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More gplates Goodness

This just in. gplates can actually move pieces of rasters on a globe. So far I haven’t used this in anger. Just a proof of concept with existing data and imagery. For Earth, of course. People seem a little obsessed … Continue reading

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Continental Drift the gplates Way

Okay. So in the last post we discussed the process of creating vector features with gplates. Now, we’re going to touch on the real bread-and-butter of gplates: simulated continental drift. This is just going to be a getting started course … Continue reading

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Planetary Climate – Results

In order to work out the effects of the various parameters in the Planetary Climate Simulator mentioned in the last post, I made several runs of the program altering a single parameter each time. As my basic set of parameters, I will start … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part V A: Terrain Building(finding the seas)

So now we are on to Part V in the outline I’d given at the start of this little series. Although in the outline this stage is referred to as, “mapping,” I think, “terrain building,” is more accurate. The opportunities … Continue reading

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Linkfest Wednesday: December 14th

Once again I’ve been doing more research than actual creative work. Don’t tell the boss. As usual, Cornell’s arxiv.org site dominated my research. Also, as usual, the scattered nature of my research mirrors the scattered nature of my brain. So … Continue reading

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Matlab, Octave and Climate Simulation

Whilst looking about for a simple Mathematica climate simulation, I ran across some .m files dedicated to just that purpose. As I recognized .m as the extension for a Mathematica package, I snapped ’em up and tried installing them. Total, … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part IV B: Other Worlds

I’m eager to get to mapping Yaccatrice, so I’m kind of skimming over this step. The Yaccatrene people are pretty well planet-bound, so I’m keeping things pretty simple with respect to the other planets in the system. I used the … Continue reading

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