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    After reading a previous post about using Google Maps API to display the CWBP creations I couldn't resist giving it a go.
    Over at ME-DEM we have long talked about co-opting the map api to display our Middle Earth imagery and I have done several test pages doing that, so since I have Global Mapper, which makes creating google maps with custom imagery very painless, I talked to Redrobes about it and he supplied me with some image files for tiling, and some I snagged from the CWBP Wiki.
    Right now there are a handful of maps on the site Inspired Cartography
    on the GMaps page. I have set the site up for both Cartographers' Guild work and ME-DEM Project work, with links galore back to the original sites.
    This was my first attempt at a multipage website, so there are bound to be things I did not catch.

    Some maps have only a few zoom levels, Thrubmorton Fen has from 6 (I think) to 21, some are geo-referenced to the whole world map and show the effect of the Mercator Projection, and 2 are as close to the original format as I could get them (geo-referenced at 0 latitude,0 longitude).

    I hope I have not step on any toes here, I just wanted to see the CWBP maps showcased, and at me-dem I have server space and access, so I thought combining the work of two inspiring cartographic projects would work well...If I have overstepped let me know, or if you like the site and see things that need changing (perhaps a better description of the CWBP), let me know that as well.

    As a note, the site displays the latest imagery I had at the time I uploaded it, and I have a set of higher resolution tiles for the full map that is inwork awaiting upload. There are also a few "oops" in the Fentor Cross Village" gmap that I have left in until I can get screen caps for a tutorial I am writing on Gmaps and Global Mapper.

    Hope you like it, SeerBlue

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    Looks very cool Seerblue! Have some rep!

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    Magnificent Seerblue. I think you've done a fantastic thing there. It works hand in hand with the wiki, in that it provides an easy graphical interface for those purely interested in the mapping aspect while the wiki deals with the written details. I see you have a link to the wiki too. Great job. I dont think you have stood on anyone's toes at all. If this doesn't inspire those who have yet to turn in their area maps, I dont know what will. Thanks.

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    Thank you, all, I am glad you like the site, and I hope it does garner some attention for the Projects.
    I will also be happy to add all maps as they are completed, I can tile in excess of a 16k by 16k image (Thrubmorton Fen is that size), and can add higher resolution imagery to just about any point on any map, if the zoom ranges are comparable.

    EDIT; I am also working on adding markers to the maps which will open info bubbles, perhaps with a bit of information gleaned from the Wiki pertaining to that location and a link back to the more detailed Wiki entry..or to higher resolution imagery on another map of a specific feature or building in that location,,as some maps may not be large enough to fill the zoom levels between "country" and "Tavern".
    I am thinking perhaps a frames page with drop downs to select the country, which will then load in a small frame, and then in turn load the markers into the map and a sidebar. Once a marker is selected a larger image will load in a larger frame, to display the local image/map...hopefully

    Thank you again, I have to run to get the kids for the day, SeerBlue
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    the google maps on Inspired Cartography and me-dem are down for a bit, we are working at getting everything back up as soon as possible. SeerBlue

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