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Mapcraft - Fantasy map designer

WorldGen - SciFi universe generator

Mapcraft Web - Web based fantasy map designer

All code for the project is released under the GPL, and is copyright Samuel Penn.

The text on this wiki is dual licensed CC-BY-SA and GPL.

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Mapcraft has seen little development recently, mostly for three main reasons:

  • It had reached the point where it worked well enough for me to be able to use it.
  • The next plan was quite a big change to move things over to using a database backend, to allow for really large maps and provide a dynamic web view.
  • I've started running a Science Fiction campaign, which meant by immediate needs have changed.

For the latter point, there was a plan to use Mapcraft to generate world maps for large numbers of alien worlds (and work on this did begin, to the point of being able to get images into Celestia). However, Mapcraft has a lot of overhead, and it was very slow and memory hungry. It turned out that such requirements were better served by writing dedicated world mapping software, and this is now part of the WorldGen sub-project.

Immediate Goals

When I say 'immediate', I mean next. It may be a while before I find time to work on this.

Finish the work to store maps in a database. This should allow much larger maps, possibly with more complexity. It should also allow for a web front end to be added, to allow maps to be searched and browsed dynamically by users.

mapcraft/plan.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:39 (external edit)