Map of Papilio World Domination!

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Ever thought of maintaining a map of Papilio's World Domination, and putting a red dot on when a n order ships?

I know that at least a few exist here in New Zealand!

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that would be pretty cool, and not hard from a html/php standpoint. i 2nd the request.

edit: altho, now that i think about it he wouldn't be able to track non-gadgetfactory store orders

since the different vendors probably dont report back to him shipping addresses, et al.

Edited by Felix

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Hey, this sounds like a great idea! Also, sorry I've been a little less responsive then usual, I took a small contracting job that is taking up a lot of time. Should be done with it soon...

Anyway, do you guys have any leads on php code or something to make this happen? This might be a good project for Dhia to work on.


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re: less responsive jack

don't worry about the less responsive jack.. we all have real life things that take priority, time to time..


re: map

something like this


would take a ton of time (looks like he used a zoomed out + stitched google maps satellite screenie)

but is possible. i really don't do much work with on the fly generated images, but i do know

how to do it.. load up picture, use imagemagick to overlay your text/dots and save to file or send

to browser.... if dhia wants to tackle it, there is an ImageMagick page on php.net at http://php.net/manua...ook.imagick.php

however, if we use the same type of bg (google maps satellite screenie)

i do have code (html+php+js) that would let you put in an arbitrary amount of dots (in different colors)

on an image (map in this case). i use it on one of my websites to track where players are in,

in the games virtual world.

adapting it to gadget factory should be easy.

if you want i can do up a quick demo for you.

the game map should be here www.slothmud.org/index.php?module=Dyn_Maps

but i am not sure since i am at work and the site is blocked...

the data is stored in a json array (funny since most people know how i feel about java technologies) ;)

which the php uses to generate the html that overlays the dots on the map. i use 3 or 4 colors but we

can use as many colors as you want ... red dot for 1-50 users, yellow for 51 to 100 users, green for 101+ users..

whatever works.. each dot can also text which pops up when you hover over said dots..

the only server side requirements are a place to put the image dots, and php5 (probably php4 would work


edit: you could also use the google maps api...


but i have never used it. doesnt look terribly difficult to do tho


Edited by Felix

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Oh, wait, maybe we can just generate a kml file? I worked on a gps project years ago where I did something like that and it was surprisingly easy...

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The world map I created is no longer on the list of available maps.
When I go into the map editor the title "World" of the map is there, but there is no thumbnail or edit button, only a delete button.

Dont know if the 2 things are related but I just recently had my rank reset due to the rank bug.

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