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Hello everyone. Recently, I've noticed an increasing amount of submissions to what I would consider the wrong gallery folder. So far, I've just moved the maps to the right folders, but it would of course be great if everyone puts their maps in the right gallery themselves. Even though we've changed the name 'Alternate World' to 'Alternate Earth', there still seems to be some confusion about what kind of maps should be in which folders. I hope therefore that this overview clears up any confusion there might be about where to submit the maps to. If anyone has different ideas about what fits where, please comment and we can decide what definition fits best, as this is my personal interpretation.

This is the folder for all resources which can be used to make maps. Think about tutorials, brushes, textures, map items, etc.

This folder is meant for maps depicting an entire fictional world. The definition of 'world' can change of course, but generally this folder is meant for maps which show all of some world and not just parts. This folder is not meant for maps of our own Earth, they can be submitted to Real World.

This folder is meant for maps depiction region of a fictional world, most maps fall into this category. Again, maps depicting a region of our own Earth can be submitted to Real World.

This folder is meant for all maps which have a tactical/game purpose. The main example are dungon maps, but also floor plans of castles and towns with a grid can be found in this folder.

Real World:
This folder is meant for all maps depicting a truthfull version of our own Earth, be it historical or of the present. They can either be of the entire world or just of regions. Remember that this group is meant for original maps, so a scan of an atlass will still not be accepted ;).

Science Fiction:
This folder is meant for maps depicting a future world or region, this will include most space maps (except those which are a realistic version of the world as we now know it ;) )

Town & City Maps:
This folder is for all maps depicting fictional human settlements, so from villages to large cities.

Alternate Earth:
This folder is meant for maps of alternative versions of our own earth. In practice, these will mostly be alternate history maps, so if you have an alternate history map, this is the folder to submit to. Maps of any purely fictional region/world which are not meant to depict a place which was originally historically real can be submitted to Regional or World, not to this folder.

This folder is for any map which doesn't fit any of the descriptions above. If you believe this to be the case, you can submit to this folder. Examples are a map of a Wyvern lair, a map of a ship and a map of a tide pool.
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BloodArt-Gallery Mar 21, 2014   General Artist

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Celsaria Mar 9, 2014  New member
Hey guys, I'm new to both DeviantART and the Cartography guild. I've started a creative writing wiki centered around a world called Celsaria, and it'd be really cool to have a world map so members of the wiki can better visualize the lay of the land. All of the work in this guild is incredible, and I was wondering if it would be okay for me to request a map if someone were willing to take me up on it?

Thanks for any help,
~ Matty
XianPryde Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What maps / sketches / details do you have regarding your world so far? Do you have a place where you've shared this stuff so that cartographers can have the information they need to get to work? Are you looking for something like a big "overview" map with smaller "regions of interest" maps for the important parts?
Celsaria Mar 10, 2014  New member
I have some overall general details of a things that would have to be in the map. Other than that, artistic license is given to the artist :) I would write up a short specification for anyone who was interested. It's an overall world map I'd be looking for.
XianPryde Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Go ahead and write up what you have. Once you've got it together and put it out there, people like me can feel free to jump in and help. I'd be happy to take a look at what you've got and spend some time creating a rough world map that you could use as a foundation, if you chose to.
Warbound316 Feb 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Hey everyone, I have been hard at work for years on a fantasy world I am creating inspired by the works of Tolkien among others. I am brand new to the site and have already uploaded a few things and plan to release more content as it is finished. 

Come check me out if you're interested and feedback will be appreciated!
felipecarbus Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I`ve been trying to upload two of my maps to the Group, but yet no one uploaded it. Have you guys seen it? Thanks
Eowyn-Saule Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can find at least one which is still waiting for a decision. I believe you will find a message if the submission has been pending too long. In that case you can re-submit.
felipecarbus Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok thanks! I'll submit it again!

Just did a check and it looks like you submitted the same map twice to the same category. We get a fir number of maps everyday so it may just be that it may have unfortunately slipped in with the rest, sorry. Looking at the map you may wish to resubmit it to regional instead of misc



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