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The NS Galaxy Map

Postby The Mindset » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:53 pm



Please see the latest posts in this thread for the latest news on the map.

YOU SHOULD USE YOUR NATIONSTATES USERNAME IN THE OWNER BOX OF THE MAP OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT SHOW UP ON THE MAIN MAP BY DEFAULT!


For approximately two months, I have been working on a revolutionary new type of FT territorial map. Gone are the days of static images that have a single point of failure (that point being the person who's updating it). Instead, I introduce the Nationstates Galaxy Map.

The image below outlines some of the key features of this map. This isn't a static image, this is a dynamically generated collaborative map that you have control over. It's very simple to use, with a point and click interface. Simply click where you want to place something, insert a few details, and it'll pop up! Editing or deleting your map data is a matter of clicking them and pressing delete.

This map represents two months of development time and over 19,000 lines of code. I expect there will be bugs - that's why there's a "beta" sign. All support, bug reports etc. should be posted in this thread. For the alliance colours mode, if I've missed your FT alliance, simply tell me and I'll include it.

All are welcome to use this map, but please don't abuse the privilege.

The map has been tested in Firefox 2.x, 3.x and Chrome. It works in all of these. It does not work in Opera or any version of Internet Explorer. Opera support may be forthcoming but IE support is off the cards due to the complicated SVG rendering involved.

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Arizona Nova » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:59 pm

Utúlie'n Aurë! Auta i Lomë!

So enters the mightiest work since even the first NationState calculator was formed.
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Chazaka » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:00 pm

Sweet! Thank you very much man/women! Heck even just the default picture is pretty cool...
Would this be the place to request/"demand" new/added features too? ;)
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby The Fedral Union » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:01 pm

*has a feeling the space around his worlds will get a bit more crowded* Good work nonetheless!
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Sskiss » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:04 pm

For the record, I am very grateful for your much recognized effort in finally finishing this program. As you know, we Sskiss have marked our turf - in no uncertain means :D , and await others to do the same.

Thank you again, for this tireless effort.
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Tiurabo » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:08 pm

Holy Gods, dude. I bow down before your obviously superior abilities of creation! I looked around for five minutes and saw this is the best thing since sliced bread!

Almost makes me want to create an FT nation and make my own system.

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Kapek » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:11 pm

Tiurabo wrote:Almost makes me want to create an FT nation and make my own system.


Ditto on that, I might just, it's not as if I got anything else doing.

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Chazaka » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:11 pm

Tiurabo wrote:Almost makes me want to create an FT nation and make my own system.


Do it! Do it! Join the masses in this holy creation!;)

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Rhodmhire » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:13 pm

I'm going to change my entire history just to use this. It looks so great.

Thanks.
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby The Mindset » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:13 pm

Tiurabo wrote:Holy Gods, dude. I bow down before your obviously superior abilities of creation! I looked around for five minutes and saw this is the best thing since sliced bread!

Almost makes me want to create an FT nation and make my own system.


This makes the nightmare of creating it worth it! Thanks.

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Wraithtoria » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:23 pm

The Mindset wrote:
Tiurabo wrote:Holy Gods, dude. I bow down before your obviously superior abilities of creation! I looked around for five minutes and saw this is the best thing since sliced bread!

Almost makes me want to create an FT nation and make my own system.


This makes the nightmare of creating it worth it! Thanks.

I am switching to FT, this is freaking awesome :)

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Allied Governments » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:29 pm

I have thusly posted so I can create my nation in this thingy.
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Arizona Nova » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:32 pm

Allied Governments wrote:I have thusly posted so I can create my nation in this thingy.

You don't need to post here itt, but it sure helps :D
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Birkaine » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:33 pm

This is the final reason I'll begin participating FT.
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Sskiss » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:34 pm

Three of the entries thus far have chosen white as there marker colour. I suggest each choose as distinct a colour as possible. Also, the legend will get cluttered soon and as a result, something must be done about it soon.

EDIT: Now others have chosen a colour that is very near identical to my own.
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"The first pain of life is to be driven from the creche to the harsh lands beyond.
The first joy of life is the crechemates you will meet there"
"Above the Isss' Raak is only the sky"
"Greenfood feeds redfood. Redfood feeds Sskiss"

"All is oneness/isness. All feed on death"
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Allied Governments » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:36 pm

Birkaine wrote:This is the final reason I'll begin participating FT.


Why has your flag bloated since I've last fought against you...
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Birkaine » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:36 pm

Allied Governments wrote:
Birkaine wrote:This is the final reason I'll begin participating FT.


Why has your flag bloated since I've last fought against you...

Copyright issues with the International Monetary Fund :P
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Kaduna » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:37 pm

Totally awesome! You can add planets and moons aswell, that's just... freaking awesome, and fleets, jesus hell this takes away every complaint I had with FT

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby The Mindset » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:48 pm

Thanks for all the praise.

I've noticed a lot of people choosing colours for their nation that are very similar to those already on the key. If possible, try to avoid this, because it makes distinguishing things harder! It's also a good idea to make at least one of your systems a homeworld. You can then filter the map by going to options -> view only homeworlds so the map becomes instantly less cluttered. In this mode, enabling labels also helps in identification.

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Karaden » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:55 pm

I may sound like a noob but how do you use it

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Arizona Nova » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:58 pm

You need to zoom in to Sector View first, which is accomplished by clicking any point on the galaxy map, which is what loads by default. Once there, click and begin placement; fill in all the details on the form which pops up. First system, done.
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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Charlotte Ryberg » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:59 pm

This is a masterpiece! I have a little suggestion: perhaps a scale measured in light years may help.

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby Karaden » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:59 pm

thanks

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby North Avayu » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:05 pm

Wow, this is impressive.
I should start playing some FT, just to use this.

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Re: The Nationstates Galaxy Map

Postby The Mindset » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:11 pm

Charlotte Ryberg wrote:This is a masterpiece! I have a little suggestion: perhaps a scale measured in light years may help.


I'll implement that soon. I've just fiddled with the key rendering code, it should display better on more screen resolutions now.

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