I think it could useful as a kind of intermediate language (like MSIL). For instance, you could make a front-end (GUI or website) that lets you tweak some basic things easily (number of roads, cities, amount of water, etc.), and with a push on “Generate”, the front-end then spits out Text Mapper “source code” and feeds it to the back-end, producing the final SVG.
– Jensan 2013-06-05 17:31 UTC
Hm, good point. Perhaps somebody could write a random map generator without having to implement the map drawing aspect.
– AlexSchroeder 2013-06-05 20:24 UTC
I like the text mapper. I would rather write the textual description than trying to do this in inkscape. At your level of artistic talent, maybe it’s not that useful …
– Harald 2013-06-05 20:33 UTC
Well, even for people not into the artistic aspect of it could get by reasonably, I assume, by opening the Gnomeyland template, for example, and using copy and paste. I haven’t tried it, however. Something to consider.
– AlexSchroeder 2013-06-05 21:09 UTC
I agree with Jensan, a GUI Editor of some sort would be really helpful I guess.
– Andreas Gohr 2013-06-06 08:54 UTC