World Mapping

TRAVELLER5

Science Fiction Adventure

in the Far Future

You can encode a link for a particular world map by using a URL. The following is an example:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~jonoreita/T5%20World%20Map%20Generator/t5_world_mapping.html?name=Junidy&uwp=B434ABD-B

This example will put the world name 'Junidy' in the World Name field, the UWP 'B434ABD-B' in the UWP field, and then randomly generate all remaining details before generating a world map.

All world variables relevant to a world map can be used. Note that the URI needs to be encoded to ensure it works correctly. The following is a comprehensive list of variables used and how they are handled.

hex - the four-digit sector co-ordinate of the system (e.g. hex=3202 - Junidy is 3202 in the Spinward Marches). If unspecified, will be blank.

sector - the name of the sector (e.g. sector=Spinward Marches). If unspecified, will be blank.

name - the name of the world (e.g. name=Junidy). If unspecified, will be blank.

uwp - the uwp in the format SSAHPGL-T where S is the port (letters A-H, X, Y) and the remaining digits are extended hexademical. If unspecified, will be randomly generated.

tc - relevant two-letter trade classification, Can be specified as many times as there are relevant Trade Classifications, e.g. "tc=In&tc=Hi". If unspecified, the code will determine the relevant trade classifications from the UWP and apply them. Use this to specify TCs that cannot be derived from the UWP (e.g. Twilight Zone).

iX - the Importance rating of the world, e.g. iX=4. If unspecified, will be generated.

eX - the Economic extension for the world including the parenthesis, e.g. eX=(D9E+4). If unspecified will be generated.

cX - the Cultural extension for the world including the brackets, e.g. cX=[5E86]. If unspecified will be generated.

popMulti - the Population Multiplier (first digit of the PBG), e.g. popMulti=2. If unspecified will be generated.

belts - the number of Planetoid Belts (second digit of the PBG), e.g. belts=1. If unspecified will be generated.

gas_giants - the number of Gas Giants (third digit of the PBG), e.g. gas_giants=0. If unspecified will be generated.

worlds - the number of other worlds in the system that are not Gas Giants and not Belts, e.g. worlds=7. If unspecified will be generated. Not used in generating the world map, but may be used in a future system generation module.

bases - a string containing all bases present, e.g. bases=NS or bases=W. Possible bases read are N, S, W, and D. If unspecified possible N and S will be generated.

travelZone - either A, R or blank, e.g. travelZone=A. If unspecified, it is assumed to be blank.

nobz - a string specifying all Nobles for this world, e.g. nobz=BcC. If unspecified will be generated.

allegience - a string specifying the allegience of the system, e.g. allegience=Im. If unspecified will be left blank. Not used in the generation of the map - included only for completeness. Not checked, but generally assumed it will be in the four-digit Traveller Map style.

stellar - all stars in Traveller notation separated by a space, e.g. stellar=F7%20V%20M2%20V. If unspecified will be generated.

seed - the seed used to randomly generate the map. If unspecified, the hex plus the first four letters of the sector are used. When selecting the world from Traveller Map data, the four-letter abbreviation for the sector is used.

When a map is generated, the URL for that map containing all world data is put below the map so that you can save it or bookmark it to come back to that map.