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    Map Navicomp - a map and programming project

    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

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    After clicking a point of interest
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    Looks like an interesting project. Would love to hear more about

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    looks cool buddy.
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    I like the conceptualization of a stellar map. Very cool,
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    Pretty cool. Looks like it's from a video game. Nice job.
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    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.

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    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:

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

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    Neat program. Have some rep
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post

    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.

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    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.

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