[MUD-Dev] Re: MAPPING: Creating a bitmaped graphic from map
Jon A. Lambert
jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com
Thu Apr 23 23:40:09 New Zealand Standard Time 1998
On 23 Apr 98 at 18:25, J C Lawrence wrote:
> Jon A Lambert<jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> > Hmm. Good answer. Also GIF format is already HTML browser
> > supported and not only that, one might do away with tables and have
> > the server dynamically generate a hotspot graphical map.
> Quite. It would be fairly trivial to back the graphic with an
> imagemap. After a little research I suspect that PNG might be a much
> better way to go. It doesn't have the patent questions that GIF has,
> and looks to be both smaller/more efficient sa well as a more direct
> translation from his storage formats.
I've just sent John a piece of C source that generates fractal maps
and converts them into .GIF format. It's an older format GIF-89 and
appears to be free of restrictions. It does display nicely in my
mostbrowser. If anyone else is interested drop me an E-mail. I've
enclosed an attachment of a sample .GIF that it generated (8K).
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