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02-06-2008, 01:49 PM
The Worldkit (http://forums.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1358) thread reminded me of this (http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/software/googlemapimagecutter.asp) piece of software. Take any photo, input it into the software, and you get back a directory full of HTML files that allow you to view the image just like a Google Map. Basically, the same thing Worldkit does, but with Javascript and the actual Google Map API (meaning, you need a key to make it work) instead of Flash. Same result, different flavor. Variety is a good thing!

While I haven't used it on my own maps (I'm still very new to this), I *have* rendered one large one I scanned in... and it works pretty well.

02-06-2008, 07:00 PM
That is an amazing program. I know that some of the other folk around here have been able to accomplish such things, but this was too easy. I've thrown in a couple of my world maps with itty-bitty fonts on them, and this allows it to be entirely readable.

Thanks for the find!