Tutorial: How to use the Map Editor
Tutorial: Creating a theme using Photoshop
Discussion: What makes a map "Good"?
Is Transparency Possible in Themes?
How to make a Starting Scenario
How to make a group of islands into one country
How to include special characters in maps? (umlauts, greek symbols, etc.)
Your friend Google... Earth!?
Problem: overground covers everything (with solution)
Discussion: Geographic Accuracy versus Simple Shapes
Discussion: Countries: How small is too small?
Advanced: Making Detailed Polygons or Making Detailed Polygons Redux or Building detailed polygons with useable co-ordinates.
Advanced: perl script to convert ImageReady docs into Lux maps (background thread)
Advanced: How do I create a Magnified Inset?
Advanced: How do I make one-way connections?
Advanced: SVG to Lux Map File (PHP Code)
If there are any other threads or resources that you think would be helpful to all map-makers, please post a link in this thread.
Once you have submitted your map it is sent to the mapLAB for testing. The mapLAB will always contact you via e-mail with any errors or suggestions within 14 business days (usually much sooner). They will contact you using the same email address that you used to sign up to these forums. If you do not get the e-mail, have any questions or just need some help, feel free to post a topic in these forums, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be great if some of you mapmakers and avid map players could add some common issues that you see and would like to advise newcomers to avoid. Or, for that matter, things you want to encourage of new cartographers.