Joined: Jun 28, 2007 Posts: 725 Location: Montevideo, Minnesota, US
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:31 am Post subject: How far is it in miles across the Flanaess
How many miles is it east to west and north to south across the Flanaess? How many times would it fit into the mainland 48 US states? _________________ Eileen of Greyhawk, Prophet of Istus, Messenger of the Gods
Joined: Nov 28, 2006 Posts: 332 Location: Barony of Trellwood, The Great Kingdom
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:52 pm Post subject:
There is am image floating around the internet that has the Oerik continent superimposed over a map of our Earth, I am ashamed to admit I didnít save it to my computer or bookmark it. If I see it, I will post it up.
As for your technical question, there is a Facebook Group run by Anna that probably has the answers you are looking for... There are nearly 1,500 members of it, and quite a few are well versed in the dimensions of planet Oerth and its continents...
Flanaess Geographical Society
EDIT: Took out image, just too large to display here...
So, the inset map of the Flanaess is 41.60 inches or 129.8 hexes wide. At a scale of 30 miles/hex along the 35 N parallel, that's a distance of 3893.76 miles (almost 4 thousand miles from the Sea Barons to the lands west of Ull!)
The width of the continental United States is 2,680 miles, so you could fit about one and a half continental United States into the Flanaess.
The Darlene map extends from about 15 to 55 degrees north latitude, so it's similar to the distance from the southernmost part of Mexico to southern Alaska.
Joined: Nov 01, 2007 Posts: 613 Location: NOW IN Cape May, NJ! Loving the new digs!
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:11 am Post subject: grimklok's map comparison
You know, it's **SO** interesting to me that this is a popular topic, lately ... I've seen variations on this in at least three different places this month.
And wondrously, Grimklok's map always seems to be offered for sake of comparison.
About 3 years ago, I discovered his map on deviant art, as can be seen in the comments on the artwork on the website. I started sharing it around to see if anyone had ever seen it, and had a conversation or six with the artist, and we talked fellow art stuff quite a bit.
He even sent me some of his source images and other versions of the map without backgrounds or color, or whatever.
Super useful stuff, and I really like that his map has become so popular in our community, and that we've found it so useful!
Joined: Aug 03, 2001 Posts: 2819 Location: Michigan
Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:06 pm Post subject:
I cited Grimklok's map in this thread, but note that it lined Earth and Oerth up in a way that's wildly misleading in terms of latitude. I think it might be more confusing than helpful. I don't think Grimklok got the scale right anyway; the Flanaess doesn't look one and a half times the length of the US in that map. The Flanaess should be a few degrees lower and then stretched so that the equator splits Hepmonaland.
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