goranw -> RE: Planning map(on a zoom 2 map) (1/8/2011 6:18:46 PM)
Naming on a map like this is very difficult to do.
It was of course also so with the genuin game map.
It was long discussed how to get a consequent naming
and the result was an anglo-saxian view.
This in order to be "overall possible" and not
part of different country-orientated views.
Next problem was the spelling. This was also discussed as it was not a solved
problem by the first decision.
It would be possible to name this map in at least 3-5 ways.
This if you centrate around The Prussia, Baltics, Poland, West-Russia, Finland and Rumania
with their resp. language.
Many German maps have varying degrees of different naming on them.
The maps most consequently named are the German OKH- Operational maps.
They were mostly in scale 1: 1 000 000. ( So also in the Soviet + Soviet 1: 500 000).
Maps just before the war took more consideration to the local
country and its naming and spelling.
So also with big-scale maps ( ex 1: 50 000) as they were done
more often after taken original area maps. That was important during the war.
The most famous mapping was up to -39 done by Poland.
This was then used by especially the Germans during the war.
( As after the war by British and US mapping).
If you look at Nato-maps from the 50´s they have often German war maps of the Soviet
as a source.
My naming is after, as earlier said, The German Operational maps.
Although inconsequently so in the very eastern and western map parts.
Also so in Finland, The Baltics and Rumania.
Another problem with many names are that they very much differ in size.
Since they are not in the game engine you have no fact about that.
The smallest are the Bf.´s and thats small railway halts that were
by some reason of interest.
Perhaps you think that the font is too big but it must be readable also in zoom 3.
One conclusion finally is that this is the first war game with a map
that makes this sort of discussion relevant.