Campaign Cartographer Traveller Maps

As seen on the interwebs: a preview of Cosmographer 3, which will include Traveller mapping capabilities and maps. Looks very pretty!



Stylish Changes

No substantial changes, but some minor tweaks:
  • Zones now show at scale 32 pixels/parsec (example)
  • Routes now show at scale 8 pixels/parsec (example)
  • In the latest Firefox/Safari/Chrome/Opera browsers, the neighbor subsector labels from the "little black book" generator are rotated (e.g. The Spinward Marches). The subsector capital is also called out in the blurb.
  • Lots of internal code cleanup in the HTML/JavaScript. One of the intentions of building this site was to learn modern Web development circa 2005, and I hadn't really gone back and applied the knowledge I've picked up since then. 
  • Made the legend center correctly (oops - it's been broken since I fixed the hex ratio)
  • Permalink coordinates are now rounded 3 decimal places.
I broke some functionality in IE for a day before noticing; please let me know if anything still seems awry in any browser.


Touch Map

There's an experimental version of the map optimized for the iPad (and iPhone and iPod Touch) at:
Pinch and swipe to your heart's content. It's tested on the iPad and iPhone. It also works as Web Application: tap "+" then "Add to Home Screen" in Safari and you'll get an icon to launch the map with no browser UI.

There is no credits/metadata display, option panel, or search box - yet. Performance isn't what I'd like it to be, either. At some point in the future the main URL will auto-detect iThingies and automatically serve up this version, but I'll keep this URL alive until then.

It's worth visiting from your a "real" computer using Safari or Chrome (or Firefox, though I haven't tested it) and using the mouse wheel to zoom, since it implements intermediate zoom levels which makes zooming in and out really fun. Performance is also far better.

I'd be interested to hear if it works on Android or other modern devices that mimic Apple's touch API.