I finally think i worked out how Travian designed the maps, at least as far as Facility locations!!
THIS is what they did:
Found 48 different Paintball Colors ..
Equipped 50 Conscripted "volunteers" with rapid fire or full auto PaintBall guns loaded with 50-60 aforementioned Paintballs (1 color per gun, each color representing an industry) ..
Applied BlindFolds to the shooters and let them spray-and-pray a wall sized map!
NOW the map makes PERFECT sense!!I
figured out how the track routing was designed ages ago: that was a blind folded 2 year old with a box of crayons
Well.. this sounds fun. Can we remake the maps just so I can rapid fire paintballs?