Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The DayZ Satellite View Map

Google Maps Mania has featured a few maps of the MMORPG game DayZ over the last couple of years. DayZDB and the DayZ Map are two good examples of how the Google Maps API can be used to create interactive game world maps.

Both these DayZ maps use topographical map tiles to help players find game features and locations. DayZ Wiki DB however has created a 'satellite' view of the DayZ game world. The map features a number of selectable layers to help players find locations and spawn points in the game.

The Grand Theft Auto IV - Custom Street View map, with its amazing use of custom Street Views, still ranks as the best Google Map of a game world. However the DayZ Wiki DB is a beautiful map and the first time I've seen a game world map that features a 'satellite' view.
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