The question has come up a few times recently, and with the transition back to our regular worlds (thanks Sorontar) will likely arise more - so:
What are people's views on having maps for the creative and/or survival servers?
Please include your thoughts and preferences for each server
around concepts such as overhead / isometric views, google API zoomable maps, large & detailed vs smaller & less detailed views, update frequency, markers (e.g. warps / signs) displayed, etc
Some things to keep in mind:
- the size of the creative world (~1 Gb) does present difficulties (currently unresolved) generating a frequently updated zoom-able detailed map.
- the server runs on a linux box thus any mapping solution needs to be able to be scripted to run on it, or alternatively requires the download of the world's files for off server generation.
- any implementation is dependant upon the Server Admins' having the time and inclination amongst RL commitments and their own gaming time to test and implement solutions, whether on or off server.
- this isn't a poll, we want your thoughts and reasoning so we can come up with the best fit solution considering all the factors.