Restyling and Recreating the Map Image

After a lot of thought I have decided to create my own version of the map image that I will be using. The previous map is taken from Open Street Map and was very useful for the initial purpose of positioning the building models and getting a sense of scale. However, the style of the map image is not in-keeping with the overall style of the project and also contains information that I do not want to be included

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These problems have led me to create my own version of the map in Photoshop where I have adjusted the colours and smoothed out the colour contrast. Doing this has also let me have control over exactly what is displayed on the map. For example, I have removed road names as I plan to add them in later as a 3D sprite.

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