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Funso
10-11-2008, 09:32 AM
This is both a map, and a programming project. It's a prototype of something I was intending to include with another program I am working on (which has nothing to do with maps), but I wanted to show the map to you guys.

It's a program which displays my map, with points of interest, and allows the user to click a destination to find out further information, in this case a smaller map showing greater detail and a little area history.

The map I've created is a sci-fi starmap, but it's scriptable and could just as easily handle a fantasy or historical map, with points of interest being forts and villages, with the extra details in the pop-up boxes being village/fort maps and area trivia or characters of note.

The images aren't great at showing the map in action, this small youtube vid is much better.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2zCDyJ61Ycc

Overview
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After clicking a point of interest
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Another one
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JoeyD473
10-11-2008, 05:04 PM
Looks like an interesting project. Would love to hear more about

robb75067
10-11-2008, 07:31 PM
looks cool buddy.

Karro
10-11-2008, 10:55 PM
I like the conceptualization of a stellar map. Very cool,

Ascension
10-12-2008, 07:04 AM
Pretty cool. Looks like it's from a video game. Nice job.

Funso
10-13-2008, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the feedback.

I have a fair bit of work at the moment, but I'd ideally like to have a few members take the exe for a test drive once I have a free day. I need to see if it works as intended on computers using different themes in particular.

RobA
10-14-2008, 02:24 PM
Hey Funso! Nice proggy (and maps!)

I edited you posts to put the images inline... Once they are attached, just click the paperclip icon "insert" them wherever you want... They will show up as:

XXXX

and you won't need to sue the insert image or link buttons.

-Rob A>

jfrazierjr
10-14-2008, 02:45 PM
Neat program. Have some rep

Karro
10-14-2008, 04:50 PM
and you won't need to sue the insert image or link buttons.




Even in as litigious a society as this one, I suspect your case would get thrown out of court even if you did sue.

***Please don't kill me...

PokealypseNow
10-14-2008, 07:23 PM
That's a really sweet idea, man.

I'd be really interested to see this concept played out in an online environment, either in Flash or handled through some front-end dynamic kung fu like jQuery or Ruby.

Bedwyr
11-16-2008, 10:38 PM
Great work! Compy language and techniques used requested.

ravells
11-23-2008, 07:18 PM
your starfields look like diamonds on velvet. Beautifully done.