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I'm currently developing a game, where the user while registering has to pick where to live. I've generated a world, that I've seperated into multiple countries, which I then want the user to pick one of.

The world is a .png which I'm planning on image-mapping. My problem is, that this world has hundreds of countries, and thus it would take way too much time to make the image map by hand. Therefore I want a generator. I've looked into online sites like, but my problem is, that there's no way to save and continue work later, this is a VERY important feature. I've seen software such as MccImageMapper, but it doesn't mark my areas properly, and thus I can't see if I've missed anything.

Even better than image mapping software would be some software that could detect and create the image map itself from an outline map. I've seen stuff such as Svg2Imap, but I haven't managed to find one that worked just as expected as of yet.

Help will be appreciated!

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you could always try utilising bing or googlemaps API and overlaying your own map and co-ords. remember doing something similar myself in .NET a few yrs ago. – James May 6 '13 at 13:28
@James Sorry for the late response. How would I go around doing that? AFAIK the Google Maps API doesn't support custom maps. – Locercus May 6 '13 at 14:05
I think I used the Bing one and changed the maptype to NULL. I then just drew my own one as multiple polygon shapes. was creating a map of a MMORPG game at the time ;-) – James May 6 '13 at 14:08
// Set the map to not display Bing Maps imagery map.MapType = MapType.Empty; – James May 6 '13 at 14:13
@Locercus - The free Google Maps API might not supoprt it but it the Google Map API actually does support it. – Ramhound May 6 '13 at 14:14
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I found this handy tool This combined with Inkscape seemed to solve the problem.

Thanks for your responses everyone!

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