Maps

The Realm of Lord British

The world of the Ultima RPGs in the style of a pen and ink fantasy novel map. Initial symbol placement used a hierarchical Poisson disc stippling algorithm on Wang tiles based on Recursive Wang Tiles for Real-Time Blue Noise. I also created a custom rune font to maintain visual consistency with the drawn symbols. Rough feature outlines were done in QGIS then densified with fractal subdivision.

Canada

Black and white map of Canada. Initially this was intended to be in the style of a fantasy novel map, but grew more modern over time. Tree and mountain placement was done using Lloyd’s algorithm.

Bākoi

An experiment with SVG filter effects, random name generation, and a less visually dense way of representing forests using Inkscape’s Path Effects.

The Lands of the Inner Sea

A commissioned illustration for The Assassins: Forged in Blood, by self published fantasy author Goran Zidar.

Earth on a Lampshade

A replacement for a damaged lampshade. I worked backward from the shape of the lampshade to an equidistant conic map projection that would fit it using GeoGebra.

A Planisphere of Her Majesty’s Martian Colony

A steampunk map of Mars using path and filter effects in Inkscape and feature tracing in QGIS.

Portolan

A fantasy map in the style of a portolan chart with generated names and SVG filter effect generated textures.

The Great Cities of Keystone and Abarack and their environs on Welstar the World of Order

A map of one of the worlds in the online game RetroMUD done in Inkscape

Presentations

State of GeoServer 2017

Wrote and presented at FOSS4G 2017 in Boston with Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett, and Torben Barsballe. Provided an introduction to GeoServer and outlined new features in recent versions and anticipated in future releases.

State of GeoWebCache 2017

Wrote and presented at FOSS4G 2017 in Boston. Provided an introduction to GeoWebCache and outlined new features in recent versions and anticipated in future releases.

State of GeoServer 2018

Wrote and presented at FOSS4G-NA 2018 in St. Louis with Jody Garnett and Torben Barsballe. Provided an introduction to GeoServer and outlined new features in recent versions and anticipated in future releases. No recording available.

State of GeoWebCache 2018

Wrote and presented at FOSS4G-NA 2018 in St. Louis. Provided an introduction to GeoWebCache and outlined new features in recent versions and anticipated in future releases. No recording available.