Cartography for fictional worlds

The project’s goal is the procedural planetary maps generation on the scale of a full size planet. Here we take into account the spherical (or similar) geometry of the planet surface and make complete river systems with procedural river generation process considering terrain erosion and flow rate of water. The results of a planet calculation are presented as data instantly suited for existing Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

Examples of planets

Admete planet was made using the latest version (0.6) of the project. Here the river system is much better: the width of a river depends on how much water there is in it.

Meili is a planet made with the version 0.5 of the project. The way in which the relief formed was greatly changed.

On Mandelbrot planet the ancient alien civilization left a message in the form of the continents.

For more info see my blog.

List of all sample planets can be found here.