First 2006 Version
Tamriel Maps project was born in 2006, under the name Oblivionmap.net – a website constituted of a number of interactive maps developed with Google Maps API to support the players of the vidogame Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion.
Oblivionmap.net quickly gained a very good reputation among the members of the gaming community. This success indeed motivated the subsequent evolution of the project.
Tamrielma.ps is characterized by a brand new set of maps, among which, of course, the new map of Skyrim, fully developed by making use of new tools, such as Google Maps API 3 and Google Fusion Tables.
Novel functionalities added to the maps, for example the location search, indeed make the user experience smooth and effective. My Skyrim map has been nominated by the Google Map Mania website as “Google Map of the Week” in Spring 2012, it is ranked among the “The 100 Best Google Maps of the Year 2012”, and it is showcased in the example gallery of the official Google Fusion Tables website.
The latest phase of the project is represented by the development of a series of mobile apps presenting the maps of Oblivion, Shivering Isles, and Skyrim as a set of complementary tools to the main website. Currently, three Android and two iOS apps have been released; in particular, two are characterized by an interface specifically designed for Android tablets and iPad. These mobile apps have been fully developed by making use exclusively of JQuery Mobile, Google Maps API e Google Fusion Tables.
In 2020 the website and maps were completely rebuilt from scratch.
Following Google’s announcment this new version is not using Google Fusion Tables anymore. Instead was build using GeoJSON to store markers informations. Kindly served from an Amazon AWS S3 via Cloudfront.
This new solution allows the project to keep working and it doesn’t depend on external services. Well, apart from the main Google Maps API, of course.
The new website and map pages are built using the most recent CSS standard. A massive use of CSS grid allows the map and graphic to scale and adapt in a most flexible way.