Re: [nbos] [FM8] Maps as Web Pages, Was A raster map of a hemisphereDoug Jessee Mon Mar 22nd, 2010
I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my posts.
I would be fine with either ajax or pdf actually (but not flash).
I have Acrobat Pro, so I could turn different flat files into a PDF that has
links to other pages that are zoomed in, etc. The problem is it would be
intensive for every update or change to the map.
For outputting to a webpage (.html/.js), I could also code it by hand and it
would work with a group of flat maps, but again, if I changed something, it
could be a pain to update.
In one of the gaming groups, we game in person, but use lots of online
resources (Google docs, etc). I do not need to game over the internet but
not everyone has a laptop. Luckily it is easy for one of the players to show
other players the online resource (webpage, image, etc).
Just a wish, not a demand or need.
Just like I wish there was a character sheet program for GURPS for the iPod
Touch (and iPhone). Maybe not make characters on there (though the iPad
would have enough screen), but viewing and updating (and maybe a dice roller
integrated) would be nice.
I am just putting my wishes out there. Maybe someone will make them come
Then I can pay them for their hard work!
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Mark Oliva
> >From: Doug Jessee <ldjessee-at-gmail.com>
> Hmmm... Is there a way to output the maps as a series of webpages?
> If you mean ask HTML files, no. But see more detailed ideas below.
> Back to reality, A way to post maps as web pages that have links for
> different size/zoom levels and with links to the sub maps... That would be
> very helpful for my game.
> See below.
> > From: Richard Leclercq <hardlec-at-hotmail.com>
> A: Has anyone imported a "google" map into FM or FWE?
> I don't use FEW, but saving a Google map as a graphic and importing it will
> work. Importing at as a Google map object with Google map controls
> won't. I certainly know of no way to do it. Maybe Ed Diana has a
> take on that, however.
> B: Am I violating copyrights?
> If you're only using it yourself, probably not. If you're distributing it,
> possibly. One can imbed Google maps legally, but one would need to check
> Google's license conditions.
> I am also eager to learn what happens on the "web post" front, as I do not
> plan to print paper maps......
> I don't know exactly what Richard and Doug are seeking here. If you're
> looking for a direct export as an .htm file, FM8 doesn't have it. The only
> options are jpg, bmp, png and emf. If the option was added, it wouldn't do
> what you probably want it to do, because without anything extra, it would
> turn the map itself into a jpg or png.
> To go all out with FM8 fmp maps in Internet, NBOS would have to develop a
> browser add-on such as Adobe Flash, that would enable FM8 maps in a web
> Another option would be to convert the maps to PDFs and put them into
> Internet in that form. However, that probably isn't what you want, because
> it's just another kind of flat map.
> One more thing that you can do is upload your FM8 file directly to a
> website. In that case, however, you should keep it relatively small
> bytewise. If you want to see what I mean, go to:
> ... and tell your browser you want to open the map in FM8. Keep in mind,
> however, that after you open that map you're working with a temporary copy
> on your hard drive, not the original in Internet.
> What I really suspect you want to do, though, is maybe use Screen Monkey
> from NBOS.
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