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HoboBen
Created : 10 July 2008
Edited : 10 July 2008
System : Linux

Fun w/Google Maps



Grabbed two screenshots off Google maps, stitched them together in Gimp, went to Filters > Map > Make Seamless, and this is the result:



A nice tileable landscape, perfect for a shmup!

It even blurs out the copyright watermarks...

Okay, so it's not really the most legal way to nick graphics - but it makes a lovely place holder until you can afford your own satellite

Edit: I was thinking of experimenting with the Google Maps API and having landscapes downloaded as you play, which would be fun. I know there's a 3D browser game that has already done this.

Comments


Thursday, 10 July 2008, 10:03
Erebel55
This sounds cool...really nice idea hehe look really nice as well.
Thursday, 10 July 2008, 10:09
Orion Pax
That is sweet ben. I looks really great!
Thursday, 10 July 2008, 10:26
mike_g
Thats cool.
Saturday, 12 July 2008, 19:04
Stealth
That would be very cool to play a game in your own city with Google Maps.