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MitchPjm
07-05-2011, 12:25 PM
Been messing around with various tools to find out if there was a way to make a map like you see on google maps.

Came up with this.
http://sixmitchells.co.uk/maps/Anguin/seadragonajax.html

Comments and questions most welcome

Pete

MitchPjm
07-05-2011, 12:27 PM
In the process of writing a tutorial for this, shouldn't take to long.

twister
07-05-2011, 02:46 PM
Looking forward to read that tutorial !

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Steel General
07-07-2011, 04:41 PM
Sounds interesting...looking forward to your tutorial.

MitchPjm
07-17-2011, 12:57 PM
As promised, the tutorial on how to create your own zoomable maps. Apologies for the lack of vast amounts of detail, I am just getting used to the tools myself. I would like to see what you all can do with this. :)

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Redrobes
07-17-2011, 01:13 PM
Very cool. The UI for that app is hinting that it can do more than one image. Is that true and is so would you like to have a go at doing some of the tiles in the Community World Building Project (CWBP) section of this forum where the Ansium area is tiled, to see if it can cope well with them. We have a custom world that has lots of scale from global down to town plan from about a few hundred maps.

MitchPjm
07-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Very cool. The UI for that app is hinting that it can do more than one image. Is that true and is so would you like to have a go at doing some of the tiles in the Community World Building Project (CWBP) section of this forum where the Ansium area is tiled, to see if it can cope well with them. We have a custom world that has lots of scale from global down to town plan from about a few hundred maps.

Thanks, I will try and see what I can do with them, I will PM you my findings. Pete

Redrobes
07-17-2011, 01:39 PM
Just post it here / below. We would have liked a zoomable web view of the CWBP. I write a zoom browser app so I am fine with it but it would be good to have this on the site under the CWBP section. We currently have an html link map view - i.e. an image with rectangular clickable links to the sections mapped. Having it zoom to the cities etc would be an advantage to see where we have mapped. This is it running in an app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qELcbKXdRm8 but if you can do this on a web page that would be great. In fact I could think of several world map spaces that could be done this way.

Heres a hot link to the image map of CWBP:
http://cwbp.cartographersguild.com/index.php?title=Project_Overview

MitchPjm
07-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Ill take a look at the viewer on YouTube, thanks. I found the image map of all the contributions, looks good, never seen it before. I tried the bottom right hand corner, to see if it was doable. This is what I managed. http://www.sixmitchells.co.uk/maps/CWBP/embed.html

Is there anyway to get the finished mapsto my hard drive without going to each thread and trying to find the latest version?

Jaxilon
07-17-2011, 03:26 PM
The only thing that I didn't know about when I looked about Seadragon about a year ago was that I think you have to upload your images to their server. I'll have to checkout the tutorial and see if that's still true.

edit: Awesome - it sounds real simple. Maybe I misunderstood it last time? Anyway, I'll have to try this.

Redrobes
07-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Im uploading them all as a zip - will take a while. These are the main tiles, there are loads of cities mapped beyond these tho. I'll edit in the link when its done.

Edit - Here are the regional tiles:
http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/ThinkBig/CWBP_Images/CWBP_Regions.zip

Cites are here. You need to refer the somewhat bizarre numbering system that was used to identify the tiles.
http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/ThinkBig/CWBP_Images/CWBP_Cities.zip

MitchPjm
07-18-2011, 05:01 AM
The only thing that I didn't know about when I looked about Seadragon about a year ago was that I think you have to upload your images to their server. I'll have to checkout the tutorial and see if that's still true.

edit: Awesome - it sounds real simple. Maybe I misunderstood it last time? Anyway, I'll have to try this.

The only upload that is required, is the created folder and its contents to any webserver of your choice. I have not began to look at the more advanced features. Something on my list for this week.

MitchPjm
07-18-2011, 05:03 AM
Im uploading them all as a zip - will take a while. These are the main tiles, there are loads of cities mapped beyond these tho. I'll edit in the link when its done.

Edit - Here are the regional tiles:
http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/ThinkBig/CWBP_Images/CWBP_Regions.zip


Cites are here. You need to refer the somewhat bizarre numbering system that was used to identify the tiles.
http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/Temp/CG/ThinkBig/CWBP_Images/CWBP_Cities.zip

Thanks for that, I will make a start on these later today.

Redrobes
07-18-2011, 09:27 AM
Cool - the odd numbering scheme can be seen from this post:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?1744-Thinking-Big-Torq-s-landgrab-choose-a-territory&p=32668&viewfull=1#post32668

You will have to figure out where the cities are by looking at the numbered region tile and the city name and matching them up.

ravells
07-27-2011, 01:07 PM
This is great, thanks very much Pete!!