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Project: Mapping planets in Mass Effect Andromeda

Looking for suggestions or instructions on mapping Mass Effect Andromeda's planets.
Currently developed by: BangoGerstfeld
Developer(s) notes: I'm currently mapping Eps. I wonder what would be the best way to present the maps on the wiki, and if there are any rules or conformities I should comply with when building maps for the wiki.
Status last updated: 2017-09-08

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Supporting links or images: Example map: Eos#Site_1
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Comments[edit source]

Some points I considered. If you disagree or if you have other suggestions, please let me know.

image format[edit source]

The wiki says it prefers pong images over jpg images. But png maps would be three to four mb each where jpg images are only 500 to 600 kb each. I used jpg images so far because I don't think that image quality is that important for maps, compared to the increased size.

sub maps[edit source]

I think it is best to have an overview-map for each planet and a number of sub-maps for details. Eos would have twenty to twenty-five sub-maps.

how to integrate the maps into pages[edit source]

I put two sub-mapg on the Eos page. (A little premature.) I don't like this approach anymore because it clutters the article. Instead I would put an 800px-wide overview map into the planet's article and put an imagemap over it with links to extra articles for the sub-maps.

categories of markers[edit source]

The maps for Mass Effect had two categories of markers: minerals and other. Because of the larger quantity of 'mappable locations' I have more categories.

  • map area: yellow
  • forward station: blue
  • memory trigger: purple
  • remnant monolith: grey
  • mineral node: teal
  • hidden cache: red
  • quest location: green
  • other: orange

marker pagination[edit source]

The maps for Mass Effect had separate paginations for each category of markers. Because of the large quantity of markers on the Andromeda maps I made a single pagination for each map over all marker categories.

points of interest tables[edit source]

The poi tables for Mass Effect had three columns: location, appearance and description. I don't think the that appearance-column makes much sense for Andromeda so I dropped it.

table template[edit source]

(Only if more marker categories than mineral and other will be used) The poi tables for Mass Effect use a template where you can specify the marker category by template parameter. I would like to expand this template or make a new template. But I can't figure out where the class "poi-bullet-red" is defined. Can you lead me on?

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