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Title: Map viewing, Program?
Post by: DragonRose on December 28, 2010, 03:06:03 PM
Hi all,
Im a coder, and in my current project theres some work with images, upon seeing my newest beta my beta tester suggested that the image viewer design i have would be a good idea to make into its own program for viewing vgmaps.com files. So i just signed up here, and wanted to check, do you guys need a dedicated map viewing program?

The image viewer design in my project can be seen in this video:
Code:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiXWScQrHag
Between 0:17 and 0:38 seconds.

Im happy to build a dedicated program if theres some users interested in it?


Title: Re: Map viewing, Program?
Post by: Maxim on December 29, 2010, 04:59:17 AM
It looks a lot like the zoom functionality of most image editors. A more modern image zoomer might be nice, like those "deep zoom" things Microsoft has done in recent years, although for maps you'd like some pixel-perfect integer-zoom capabilities.

Another option (which I worked on a while back) is a program that can display maps reconstructed from their constituent tiles, in order to save file size. If that could be made similarly zoomable it might be nice but the problem is the lack of special files to feed it, as well as the fact that most people prefer to browse maps via their web browser and not by installing software.

Another option is to try to make something that can live in a browser.