Cartography for fictional worlds

The project 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 planets surface and make complete river systems. The results of a planet calculation are presented as data instantly suited for existing Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

Examples of planets

Meili is a planet made with the latest version of the project. The way in which the relief formed was greatly changed. Meili planet page has this planet data. The big planetary view is available for this planet.



Third Day Of Creation planet was made using the noise functions. Functions can be of different kinds; here it is Perlin noise. Third Day Of Creation planet page this planet data.



On Mandelbrot planet the ancient alien civilization left a message in the form of the continents. Mandelbrot planet page has this planet data. The big planetary view is available for this planet.


For more info see my blog.

List of all sample planets can be found here.