Defintions

Here is a collection of terms that I've come to use while developing MapGen.

# Terrain Type

Procedural Terrain
water (seas, rivers, etc…) and mountains, so called because they are defined by a height map which is a two dimension function

Grown Terrain
plain, farm, forest, swamp, waste, so called because they are generated with methods similar to single cell automatons

# Province Size

Province size is determined by the ratio of area of a province to the expected average area of a province. This ratio is defined as

(1)
\begin{align} \varepsilon=\frac{sn}{xy} \end{align}

Small

(2)
\begin{align} 0 < \varepsilon \leq \frac{1}{2} \end{align}

Medium

(3)
\begin{align} \frac{1}{2} < \varepsilon \leq 2 \end{align}

Large

(4)
\begin{align} 2 < \varepsilon \end{align}
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