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Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 2/21/2013 8:22:53 AM   
CSO_Talorgan


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There isn't a way of harvesting map data from on-line resources and feeding it into the game automatically, is there?

Even a distinction between land and sea would be useful in reducing human labour.
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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 2/21/2013 12:55:04 PM   
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Not automatic but you can stretch a graphic file of choice over your hex map for painting the hexes and disable it again. Or put your hex graphics to transparent and leave the special graphic in.

Actually this last option has not been used by anybody yet.

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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 2/21/2013 8:02:01 PM   
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It's going to be tricky going using something like Google Earth for map generation.

The whole subject of flat map projection of a section of surface off of a sphere is really interesting.

The perspective of the viewer is probably going to be the most important aspect. Second most important is the degree of distortion considered acceptable.



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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 2/22/2013 9:42:30 AM   
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Ah, but he is talking about google maps, not google earth. Although some of the same problems still arise, it is pretty easy to harvest a map from google maps. I use printscreen, and then just paste it into my graphics editor.

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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 2/28/2013 8:36:29 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ernieschwitz

Ah, but he is talking about google maps, not google earth. Although some of the same problems still arise, it is pretty easy to harvest a map from google maps. I use printscreen, and then just paste it into my graphics editor.


Well, I guess this is true so the problems are created on Google's end and whitewashed over for you. They are still there, but you don't see them.

Now I wonder what sort of methods Google maps uses to mix up the whitewash.



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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 2/28/2013 10:14:23 PM   
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Yup, completely true :)

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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 6/4/2013 11:24:37 PM   
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It has been done, I don't remember where I saw it the picture though. I don't remember if it was finished or if it was downloadable either. I don't think so, because I never played it.

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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 6/5/2013 3:48:59 AM   
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I think it was in a discussion about a Stalingrad scenario? Aerial view picture. Not sure if it became an actual scenario, maybe just a proof of concept.

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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 6/7/2013 12:35:57 AM   
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I don't think that was it, I remember a map of Europe. With hexes on it. It looked really nice.

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RE: Plugging ATG into Google Maps - 6/20/2013 3:40:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Agent S

I think it was in a discussion about a Stalingrad scenario? Aerial view picture. Not sure if it became an actual scenario, maybe just a proof of concept.


I remember this too. Was it Grymme?

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