View Full Version : Navicomp - a map and programming project

10-11-2008, 08:32 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.


After clicking a point of interest

Another one

10-11-2008, 04:04 PM
Looks like an interesting project. Would love to hear more about

10-11-2008, 06:31 PM
looks cool buddy.

10-11-2008, 09:55 PM
I like the conceptualization of a stellar map. Very cool,

10-12-2008, 06:04 AM
Pretty cool. Looks like it's from a video game. Nice job.

10-13-2008, 11:17 AM
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.

10-14-2008, 01:24 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:


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

-Rob A>

10-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Neat program. Have some rep

10-14-2008, 03:50 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...

Will Phillips
10-14-2008, 06:23 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.

11-16-2008, 09:38 PM
Great work! Compy language and techniques used requested.

11-23-2008, 06:18 PM
your starfields look like diamonds on velvet. Beautifully done.