I've missed Civilization for a while. It sucks too much time. Seeing the new Civilization 5, I found my new map maker. Since there are Authoring tools, I can just write up a landscape and viola a realistic 3d rendering of my game setting. Complete with borders and switchable icons that might get in the way.
And another thing that will really help is that It now comes in Hexes! Whoohoo!
Thinking about it, it would be awesome to get a Wall paper print of my own campaign setting in Civ's realistic landscape complete with cities and locations.