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Conventions followed by valve is all that really needs to be said on this one, desert mining, desert industrial, desert farm, alpine, or any other naming method you wish to use for the style of the official maps.
Basically no orange maps, no bright custom textures like mario karts or cyberpunk. Using HL2 textures is totally up to you (not EP 2 textures though, they've got to be in the tf2/shared GCF files or custom since using textures from other games is rocky ground) but obvious use of non-tf2 content is discouraged since it will impact negatively on voting.
Since mangy posted the decompiled badwater I'd just like to clarify that using bits from other maps isn't allowed, unless you happen to have made the map in question yourself. Since we aren't remaking badwater, use it as a guide but remember yours should be unique.
Glad theres a lot of interest in this, looking forward to seeing what people can make.