Grid Cartographer is a map making program for role-playing games.
If you're into designing your own role playing games for computer or tabletop and are looking for a great tool to draw out maps for your next campaign, why not give it a try and see what new adventures you can dream up!
The advanced editing features of Grid Cartographer Pro such as the cut and paste tools and border creation make blocking out and detailing maps incredibly easy. Then simply export the map to an image file for printing or sharing online!
Grid Cartographer Pro adds support for exporting maps as XML or Binary data. It's fully documented in an easy to read reference manual. Check out this Flash demo game (with full source code) for a real-world example of using an exported map. All files are fully compatible between desktop and mobile versions.
Grid Cartographer is available in two flavours. The free version provides a good taste. If you like it, why not upgrade to the pro version to experience the full range of features:
|Floors and Basements||UNLIMITED||UNLIMITED|
|Ground Types and Markers||LIMITED SELECTION||WIDE VARIETY|
|Door Types||EDGE AND BLOCK||EDGE AND BLOCK|
|Add Notes to Map Tiles||NO||MULTIPLE NOTES PER TILE|
|Labelled Map Areas||NO||YES|
|Editing Tools||STANDARD TOOLS ONLY||NUDGE, FLIP, ROTATE, STROKE AND FILL|
|Clipboard||NO||CUT, COPY, PASTE AND MOVE|
|Colors||NO||TINT WALLS AND FLOOR MARKERS|
|Export||NO||FLOOR IMAGE AND NOTES. EXPORT AS XML OR BINARY|
|Editor Themes||YES||PREMIUM THEMES: VDU AND PARCHMENT|
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Grid Cartographer has been tested on the following Linux distributions with latest updates applied. Fedora 19 (64-bit), Manjaro 0.8.7 (64-bit), Linux Mint 15 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Ubuntu 13.04 (32-bit and 64-bit). Other distributions are not offically supported. They may still work but could have issues.
Grid Cartographer Touch is a map making tool for role-playing games.
Grid Cartographer Touch improves upon paper maps with a number of useful features such as unlimited map area and floors stored in one convenient file, undo / redo, clipboard functions, support for custom tiles and a notes feature.
The advanced editing features such as the quick move tool and area stroke and fill make blocking out maps incredibly easy. Then detail using the many icons included (or import your own) and simply export the map to an image file for printing or sharing online!
It's a great tool for traditional pen and paper role playing games. Dungeon Masters can make maps with it to be revealed to the party at key moments, or the party could use it themselves as a tool for mapping out a dungeon as they explore. You could even role-play an actual cartographer!
Grid Cartographer Touch supports exporting maps as XML or Binary data. It's fully documented in an easy to read reference manual. Check out this Flash demo game (with full source code) for a real-world example of using an exported map. All files are fully compatible between desktop and mobile versions.
Thanks to everyone for the numerous suggestions and supporting for this project. Also thanks to Jordan7hm for his Legend of Grimrock map above.