HighRes Map Integration?

edited June 2013 in Feature Requests
Hey, first time poster so apologies if this isn't formatted correctly.

I have put quite a lot of time creating high resolution maps as part of the cartographers guild, and its always bugged me that when you upload a Map to the ObPortal "Maps" tab of a campaign, that it resizes and compresses the image to in insane degree.

If I upload a 5100x3300 map (for example) which is a very common size ratio for a digital map: http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/map_images/1180597/Island4.jpg

It becomes compressed and misshaped to 1024x1024, the fact is that 1024x1024 is a very small and very low res image for todays resolution standard, and really makes the Map tab useless as you need to be constantly Zoomed in to the maximum level on the Google Map window to be close enough to see detail, and as soon as you zoom out your already cropping gray into the image... Meaning there is no reason to ever zoom out or use the Google Map window VS simply looking at a raw hosted Jpeg.

TL;DR: Why is 1024x1024 the maximum (especially for ascendant members who are paying for hosting) when that Resolution makes the enbedded google maps window useless?


  • robertkety
    Posts: 55
    I've run into this issue on my campaign. I would guess it has to do with the length of time it takes to load the image in the page (not to mention the formatting glitches caused by images too big to fit inside a frame). Until the image is stored into the cache, the user will have to wait until it's loaded.

    I chose to post the lower resolution image with a clickable direct-link to the hi-resolution image stored off-site. What would be terrific is if the direct-link could load in a pop-up window. Then the user would be making the choice to wait for the download.

    I agree that we should have a little more control over on-site storage. Larger images, custom fonts, and PDFs would be terrific options for on-site storage.

    "Autumn Dragons":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/autumn-dragons
  • GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,997
    Map size increase is part of the "Reforge":http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/252020431/obsidian-portal-reforged?ref=live

    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

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