Sturmbart's Atlas of Azeroth - The Mists of Pandaria
Sturmbart the insane
has released part four of his ongoing Atlas project, updating the map of Pandaria as part of his online interactive
The map of Pandaria is enhanced with the same additional details shown in the
Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor
map updates, showing additional natural and artificial features such as cities, swamps, strongholds, lakes, ruins, rivers, roads, and zeppelin routes.
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is a time honored tradition spanning thousands of years, with the oldest surviving real world maps dating back to the 9th century BCE. There are many varied types of maps in use today, from geologic, nautical, weather, and those which don't show physical features, such as political, cultural, and even electronic maps. What Sturmbart has made would be categorized as a
(or sometimes general-purpose), showing a broad understanding of man-made locations, while using color to convey natural features such as mountains and lakes, without the contour lines dictating precise elevation found in
. This makes it generally useful for providing a variety of information without focusing on any one thing in particular.
The Azeroth Atlas Interactive Map
In case you missed it last time, these map updates are also part of a bigger project, the
. Created in partnership with
, this online interactive map of the game world contains a number of tools allowing users to zoom in, set markers, toggle various features, and even draw on the map - great for anyone looking to use this as a resource for their own projects. With only the Broken Isles, Kul Tiras, and Zandalar left uncompleted, the Atlas can be toggled between the full world map or specific continents, enabling all the extra detail seen in the static map updates.
About the Authors
The self taught hobby artist, full-time shaman, and Warcraft addict
Sturmbart the insane
created these maps using the in-game minimap files to showcasing the shape and character of Azeroth's surface using elevation shading and aquatic depth, as well as a fully fleshed legend with additional natural and artificial features such as cities, swamps, strongholds, lakes, ruins, rivers, roads, and zeppelin routes.
is a graduate of game design working together with Sturmbart under the joint name
Classy Kitten Games
to create the Azeroth Atlas and bring those highly detailed maps to life.
Maps aren't Sturmbart's only strong suit however, the exceptionally talented character artist has also done a number of sketches and fully finished portraits showcased on
, just a few of which can be seen below. Fans of his work can also visit
to pick up a print of these handsome maps for themselves.
Visit Sturmbart's Shop on Redbubble
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