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uncharted-atlas

If you spend any time on Twitter (and of course, you have followed me on Twitter too, I’m sure), and like maps (which is why you are here, right?), then you should check out Uncharted Atlas.

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Uncharted Atlas is a bot that randomly creates and then posts a map every hour and scatters towns and cities around it. The naming algorithms are a little weird, but they are internally consistent within a single map, so the various towns and cities feel like they belong together.

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I’ll admit, I cherry picked a bit to find some maps to show off here – generally there’s 4-6 good maps in a day of posts – many are pretty boring inland maps with no coastlines and only a few rivers, whereas the coastal maps are definitely the better ones.

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You can read about how the bot generates the maps here.

And the weird fictional language algorithms are described here.