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guyanonymous
05-27-2011, 10:12 PM
http://www.reddit.com/r/Terraria/comments/hl1ue/generate_a_google_map_from_your_terraria_world/

I followed the instructions in the discussion thread to get thing working, and it's working nicely, and very helpful to have on another screen while I'm playing the game.

I'm impressed by the size of the game world, by the use of google maps to easily display large amounts of visual data at once (which I've been fiddling with as well), and by the interest people are showing in maps as a useful tool as well as visual art in games like Terraria (this one) and Minecraft.

Anyway, I thought some of you might be interested! Enjoy!

wlievens
07-15-2011, 05:56 AM
As you hinted, there is a similar system for Minecraft using OpenLayers.

Redrobes
07-15-2011, 08:36 AM
You should have posted the link to the whole working thing:

http://www.kadaan.com/terraria/world1/

Yes its a cool idea. I take it that your getting the map slices from the game itself or some kind of web page which can export them.

wlievens
07-15-2011, 10:09 AM
The slices are called Tiles btw in GIS terminology.