I would like to find software to help me create an regional hex map, preferably in color. I already have the region mapped out by hand, but I want to re-create it as a classic hex map with each hex having its own terrain type.
To be clear, I'm not interested in tools that generate hex maps randomly. I want something to help me create a hex map from scratch, based on the region I have already created. The tool should let me “paint” terrain into hexes, stamp city symbols into the hexes, and lay down roads and waterways.
Why I want a hex map instead of what I have now is for ease of tracking navigation, discoveries, and the like that come up in particular with a party that I'm essentially letting loose into the world.