Just be clear: This is not a how to for creating a map in the map editor for Civilization 5. It’s not a guide to create a scenario either.
To better plan some moves playing the Civ 5 scenario “Into the Renaissance” I created a map in Adobe Photoshop using several dozens of in-game screenshots of the strategic view. This video simply is a quick timelapse of me creating this map.
It has a kind of meditative effect watching things fall into place and the pieces fit together…
You can download the image file itself here: Into the Renaissance Map
The background music is “American Dreams”, one of the music pieces you can hear in Civilization 5 (courtesy of Dewolfe Music according to http://www.civilization5.com/musiccredits/).