This project started on
and is basically about bringing map data
from Guild Wars to the web.
So far, it consists of three parts:
Map material for Pre-Searing,
the Battle Isles,
in different zoom levels, and split into 256x256 tiles, so that
they can be used with the
Google Maps API
(extracted from the game by
A simple wrapper class around the Google Maps API that will take
care of initializing a Google map object with a custom map type, a
custom (flat) projection (also created by
some other stuff. It also provides a bunch of basic Guild Wars related
functionality, e.g. GWMap.indicatePosition(). More to come.
A PHP script that will generate a static PNG image of any location
on any of the supported maps. It is mainly intended as a fallback
for the indicatePosition() functionality of the dynamic
see it in action
Please note that Internet Explorer is currently not supported.
how to get
Everything I have written is released under the GPL -
that's pretty much all the code, with exception
of the FlatProjection.js file, which, as mentioned above, was created by
Smurf. The actual map images are, of course, property of
Here's a zip
of the code. The map tiles are not included though. For now, I've put
those up here,
but please mind my bandwith bill (and pray the nice folks at
ArenaNet are, well, actually nice).
possible future additions (aka the roadmap)
Some stuff that would be cool to have:
A map of all points of interest (bosses, elite skills,
collectors etc), including nice little popups with
basic information etc. An extended GWMap class that would
support this (more easily). An option to generate this map or
parts of it statically as well.
Overlays to optionally show towns/outposts and regions.