So, the discussion at Dungeondraft - Dungeon Making software started to sprout out a lot of interesting software and currently my map making software is Google Images. Hive mind of the Pit, what do you suggest as a map making software?
For dungeon maps I like Grid Cartographer 4 a lot. The dev is also great and very responsive. I requested the traditional white on blue theme and he implemented it in a day.
I like the simplicity and clarity of Gridmapper:
World Maps - I do these manually with some homebrew software that basically emulates Wonderdraft, I also use Photoshop
Outdoor Maps - Flowscape. I’ll be posting how I go about using this software this weekend, stay tuned!
Indoor / Dungeon Maps - My secret weapon, Mipui (learn how to use this bad boi and thank me later)
Hexkit and Draw.io.
The former is used for… Hex Maps.
The latter is great for city maps.
I’ve also used Wonderdraft.
HexKit and Gridmapper.
Although most of my maps never go past the hand-drawn sketch phase.
I’m a big believer in hand-drawing maps; even if you’re not a great artist it’s a lot easier than you think to make them look nice. Dyson’s tutorials are godsends.
I used to be, too, but I was also a big believer in having 3+ maps ready at any given time, because at least two would be lost to the existential chaos that follows my wake. I have more control over computer files.