First glimpse…Posted on April 29th, 2009
A lot of the work I’ve done so far has been “under the hood” and tediously dull, so it’s nice to reach a point where things are on the screen.
Here then is a first glimpse at how things are shaping up – click the image below for a view of the entire application window….
Veteran geocachers may recognize the icon design is similar to my “Lordelph’s Lovely Icons” for Memory Map. For Ammotin, I went back to the drawing board and created the icons as vector images, allowing me to render them in different sizes. Zoom out, and they are smaller. Zoom in, and they are bigger and more detailed.
Also pictured is a geocache tooltip, which isn’t finished but approaching what I hoped for. It’s nice to zoom in on area and get a rough idea about a geocache just by hovering the mouse.
The map in the background comes from OpenCycleMap, and is derived from OpenStreetMap data. I’m planning on creating a custom rendering of OpenStreetMap data for Ammotin, but I’ll write more about the mapping in another post. Onwards and upwards!
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