Author Topic: Feature Request: Military Operations Mapdrawing Tool  (Read 1238 times)

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Feature Request: Military Operations Mapdrawing Tool
« on: December 03, 2015, 08:32:01 PM »
There's a few projects around that I've seen that allow drawing of lines and such, using GIS. This would be extremely handy and a step forward in provoking more wars.

While the tool by itself would be extremely handy, I have a few additional suggestions:

Bundle the tool up with permissions (Who can see it, who can modify it), map markers (to overlay it on the actual map instead of a library-like picture), war report (With a casualty display on the map, as well as where Nobles were last seen, like the enemy spotted marker) and finally, an estimate of travel time at definable speeds, either researched through one's own means, or inputting the number of soldiers and entourage. Heck, maybe even throw in a projected supply usage.

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Re: Feature Request: Military Operations Mapdrawing Tool
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 10:24:48 PM »
The idea is good, but this really, really needs a javascript programmer, and I'm not one. If you know someone who knows JS and OpenLayers, it would not be difficult to make this and integrate it into the game.

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Re: Feature Request: Military Operations Mapdrawing Tool
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 04:14:03 PM »
We have some over in the B12 community. Maybe one of them might be interested in joining the game. :)
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Re: Feature Request: Military Operations Mapdrawing Tool
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 04:15:15 PM »
Tom, do you have information listed somewhere on what tools & language you use to code the game? I'd like to pick up learning to code back where I left off, and hopefully get to where I can contribute to the game. For free, of course. Not looking for payment, just to bring more fun and ideas. :)
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Re: Feature Request: Military Operations Mapdrawing Tool
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 01:29:04 PM »
No, it's not listed anywhere.

I use PostGIS for the database and Symfony2 for the application code. The mapping stuff is done in OpenLayers (frontend) and QuantumGIS (backend).

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Re: Feature Request: Military Operations Mapdrawing Tool
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2015, 08:41:52 PM »
Thank you, I'll take a look into those. :)
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