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This is just a suggestion, due to my lack of ability to create my idea. I think it would be fantastic if Wookiepedia had an interactive galactic map that would point out planet locations, trade routes, borders, etc. You should be able to switch between Era's, click on locations to bring up specifics, and so on. I am very into Star Wars and I browse Wookiepedia's random articles all day at work, thank you all who have contributed.
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That, would be absolutely brilliant. Great idea. The problem is—How the hell are we meant to do that? Not quite sure it's possible on a wiki, assuming we could find someone smart enough to do it in the first place. Soresumakashi 06:02, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Also, we should really wait until the Essential Atlas comes out. It will undoubtedly be different from whatever we make now.Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 19:47, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm no tech expert, but while what you described sounds brilliant, I think it's pretty much impossible. Chack Jadson(Talk) 22:17, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Actually, that's not impossible. My talents are elsewhere, but I know a few guys who work with Flash animation. Basically, that's exactly what you'd need to make the map, and make it all snazzy and jazzy. The creation process wouldn't be too hard, just finding someone who'd make it look good is. SpinoMonkey
Creating a Flash map is one thing. Getting it to work with the Wikia software, and getting it to work as an outgrowth of the Wiki concept, is another thing entirely. While such a map would be cool, I don't think it's something we could make work here. It would be great to see elsewhere, though. jSarek 01:14, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
There was actually talk of doing this, what seems like eons ago, using simple HTML map code (and by simple I mean known, not easy). The image, however, would be huge, and that's not good... maybe it'd have to be split up. Any discussion, though, would be best after the Atlas is released. JorrelFraajic 02:28, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Thats a freakin brilliant idea!HMMM it would be difficult but ive seen other sites do it.Not as exact but still basicly the same thing.I dont think it would be on wookiepedia but an entire site of it's own linked to wookiepedia.Also we should wait until the Atlas comes out.So if you are good wiith that stuff speak now or forever hold your guilt. Sith-venator 10:40PM 9-23-08
We had talked long ago about image linking where an image is used as a background to foreground links, which would work assuming our map was ginormous, but not out of the realm of possibility. See this image for an example. And we should wait until the Atlas pieces everything together next year. -- Riffsyphon1024 00:01, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to point out that it's not really our mandate to create, but merely to document. If it involves any sort of guesswork or fan calculations - which it will - I think it's a project best-suited to a different fansite. -- AdmirableAckbar(Talk) 10:50, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Ah, but remember the Atlas is coming out soon, and it's supposed to have at least the majority mapped, so we'd use it for the guidelines. Which is why I'm suggesting once again we wait until the Atlas is actually out before getting a discussion started :P JorrelFraajic 15:32, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia has maps of this sort: Example. Gonk(Gonk!) 23:25, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
Another example. Something like that requires a custom made template, but it's doable.-LtNOWIS 04:28, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
We just have to keep it simple and it will work out better than some advanced Flash. -- Riffsyphon1024 01:13, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Wow. Wow wow wow. That is totally brilliant and I would pay to have that, but we should defintley wait for the atlas...and a techie to pop up. On the bright side.......I'm almost sure it can be done. If we could do that.....wow. 18.104.22.168 19:40, 26 October 2008 (UTC).
Flash stuff is embeddable, isn't it? Sites like addictinggames have an embedded flash app on an HTML page for all of its games. If you can embed YouTube videos, albeit with a special tag, it stands to reason that other flash applications could also be made to run on the platform. -Milo Fett[Comlink] 22:21, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Far as I know, embedding stuff isn't allowed on this wiki. Firebird 11:56, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
The Atrivis sector map in the behind the scenes section may by of interest to people in this thread... :D --Eyrezer 04:26, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
About half done on the big one here. --Eyrezer 05:53, 26 November 2008 (UTC)