Here's today's image, after the work done since posting yesterday:
For those who really can't picture where this above is (and let's face it, that is virtually everyone), I'll offer these two maps. First, an image of approximately the same area, gained from Google:
Yeah, no doubt that is TOTALLY not helpful. Also, the features don't quite match up, but I've said many times, my world is only 'like' earth ... the rivers sometimes have a different shape. Still, the small lake in the middle is recognizable and so is that bit of the sea at the top of the map. I didn't include that big pond at the top left, though, because the map I originally worked from (a National Geographic map) didn't show it. Perhaps its something we know about now, post cold war (I've caught the N.G. being wrong before), or perhaps it's a case of a section of permafrost melting due to global warming (which I've also seen when comparing old and new maps). Either way, I'm probably not going to add it to my game map. Or I might.
Perhaps this might help the reader get their bearings:
Is that better? Can we see where we are now? Granted, the bigger map shows a lot of 'Tunguska' is in fact west of the map above (in fact, the principal knot of Tunguska is off the above map altogether), but it sounded like a better name than 'West Central Yakutsk.' Believe me, if you do a lot of maps of a world, you want to stay away from calling everying North That and East This. After awhile, it gets confusing. Best to have a code tag for every map (Tunguska is B 06) just to keep everything straight.
Okay, I'm going to let go of this post; I'm going to write a bit more on the main blog, however, so you might want to have a glance at that.