The very first piece of mapping content was uploaded to YouTube by MervueMeringue on July 7, 2008. Since then, mapping has branched out into numerous genres and has a community filled with communities with thousands of mappers.
A differentiation must be established between historical mapping and fictional mapping, which focus on retelling real-life wars and on creating alternative stories respectively. The former garner more widespread attention and arguably contributes more to society as a whole, yet the latter has a much deeper and richer history, and the majority of the wiki is dedicated to fictional mapping as a result.
If you are unsure where to start, try writing about yourself. Detail your history in the community and your own take on mapping. Branch out from there.
Learn the basics of mapping, and improve to become one of the greats!
Watch work by other mappers, and apply it to your own style!
Find characters in countries, and discover how to craft your own plot!
Get to know other mappers, and truly connect to the community!
If you are keen on improving the wiki, here are some suggestions.
- Some pages have links that lead nowhere. Make them lead somewhere.
- Add some links to pages without any or to pages which also have no links to them, to help connect it to the rest of mapping.
- Make pages prettier by adding images to pages without any.
- Help organize pages better by adding categories to them.
If you really can't think of anything to do, may as well leave it up to chance.
The Mapping Wiki is dedicated to recording all knowledge directly related to mapping, fictional and historical, as a medium and a community. However, the wiki does not lend itself to cartography as a whole. Mappers often take a keen interest in map games, official nations, and politics, yet these subjects do not need to be fully covered, only what is relevant to mapping.
The Mapping Wiki was founded on April 24, 2018, by YourFriendlyNeighbourhoodGeorge and Imperialis, to be a quality database for new and old mappers to get information. There are currently 617 pages on the wiki and 9,007 edits across history.
The Mapping Wiki is owned by YourFriendlyNeighbourhoodGeorge. It is administrated by Imperialis and Breton Mapping and moderated by Nick HD Mapping, TheDarkBomber, BasqueBall, Lambatanian Mapping, Cyb, Erodium, and Doom Mapping.