Gecko wrote:Hugin wrote:While looking into ocean currents and how they might look on Mystara, I first wanted to confirm where the various lines of latitude cross the Mystara map. Unfortunately, and it really shouldn't be a surprise, I couldn't do this. Even the PWA II contradicts itself ...
Hasn't this problem come up before? It seems to also vary based on what map projection is used or something, right?
Of course we have standardized and universally divided-up the globe of our world's lattitude and longetude (man my spelling is attrocious today, my apologies ) into 60 seconds, 60 minutes, and 90/360 degrees based on an inheritance from Bablyonian mathematics. Maybe in-character mystaran cartographers have two (or three) competing systems (ie Thyatian vs. Alphatian, or something), especially when you add in the complexeties of the polar openings (ie is 90 degrees considered in space in the middle of the polar openings? The smallest diameter rim? edge of the outerworld darklands? what/where?)
Yeah this has been up for debate in a few places... I usually work off of Old Dawg's map and that has the Arctic circle going through the great bay (My map illustrates this with a line of multiple colors). I believe our Italian friends have a different position of the Arctic circle. And Hugin is right, even the cannon isn't exactly sure where stuff is on the globe (I get the impression they threw stuff at developers and didn't concern themselves with "trivial" things like a planet's arctic circle
I don't think in this thread we should re-open that discussion, as it's not very cut/dry. We could just assume that the currents work in a way that work regardless 60 degrees north is... not a perfect solution, but I think a fair one so we can proceed (and adjust later as needed). Does that make sense?