Does anyone know of good city specific (although I would be interested in others as well) plug-ins for fantasy role playing game map making using GIMP?

I am more looking at macro-scale (so whole city and a little of country side) rather than a tactical map.

Edit: I should have asked for brushes: Deviant art has a plethora of brushes that can be used for this.

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    GIMP probably isn't the tool for this; you'd normally use a vector-based app for maps, such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.
    – e100
    Jul 19, 2011 at 16:54
  • Have you looked at any of the tools that already exist specifically designed to make gaming maps? Why stick with GIMP? Jul 19, 2011 at 18:42
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    I'm pretty sure there is no plugin for 'make a map' for any software.
    – DA01
    Jul 19, 2011 at 23:17
  • @Philip Regan: Most other tools are not free (as in GPL). Plus, I know gimp fairly well. Inkscape maybe a better tool for the job though. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:07
  • @DA01: For sure. But there maybe a plugin to draw a set of randomly connected lines (streets) with rectangles (houses) along the lines' path. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:08

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No plugins, but I did find a tutorial for creating a regional RPG map in the GIMP here that seems extremely complete.

The same forum has a few other tutorials for city mapmaking that are specific to Photoshop (here, for example). Depending on your familiarity with PS and GIMP you might be able to translate some of the specifics over to GIMP on your own.


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