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Mapcraft - Fantasy map designer

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Mapcraft Web - Web based fantasy map designer

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Mapcraft Web

Since Mapcraft was begun ~10 years ago (it went through several iterations before the version now on Sourceforge was started) things have changed a bit. The most important change is that I now have access to my own web servers, so the requirement of generating static images is no longer there.

This then is a holding page for ideas on how to move Mapcraft into a more dynamic, web based, environment. Navigation similar to GoogleMaps would be good, with support for much larger maps stored in a database.

Initial Ideas

  • Map data stored in the database. Possible use Hibernate to get away from my 10 year old set of database libraries.
  • Maps can be displayed online, and can be scrolled/zoomed/searched dynamically.
  • A single world will have one very big map, with dynamic resolution.
  • Should editing use a thick client, or web front end?
  • Still tile based, or possibly just a big pixel image?
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