I see strange brown lines going off the screen in overland maps. What are they?
On some systems, in some views, on some maps, a minor cosmetic bug causes certain roads to look distorted. If you zoom in or out slightly, the problem usually goes away. It doesn't affect printouts. It's caused by a combination of the dashed-line style used for roads, a line width greater than 0, and too many nodes.
Why weren't all the maps in the Realms included in the Atlas? Why is the download so big?
Wizards of the Coast provided ProFantasy Software with a vast list of maps--and a budget. There isn't a company in existence who could have converted that list and stayed within the budget (without extensive volunteer assistance), nor could the potential sales of the product warrant the vast budget that would have been required. We therefore contracted to do the maps on an individual basis--as many as we could do. However, due to the massive response from CC2 mappers and Realms fans who agreed to help us, we were instead able to include all of the maps on the list. Time constraints meant that this list had to be divided into two parts, as it was never originally envisioned that all the maps could be included.
Wizards of the Coast therefore released the Atlas with more than the planned original number of maps; they've put up on the Web a whole bunch of extra maps that weren't originally included; and now, thanks to the success of the Atlas, they've agreed to let us finish all the outstanding maps in the Realms and make them available for download by Atlas users.