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Hi community!

We're happy to announce the availability of World Political Map - Globe Edition for Unity V5!



World Political Map - Globe Edition adds to your scene a beautiful and interactive globe political map with just a couple of clicks.

Perfect for mission briefings in games, showing destinations and locations, educational software, ...
Drag the map prefab and optionally customize the look & feel.

Features:
  • Procedurally draws the frontiers of 241 countries, +4000 provinces and states, and the location of the 1249 biggest or most populated cities in the world!

  • Interactive map: regions of countries, provinces/states and cities highlight as you pass the mouse over them.

  • Automatically draws country labels with placement options.

  • Colorize countries, provinces/states or entire continents!: the ability to fill entire countries is also included so you can highlight any region of the world from code with just one call (example: ToggleCountrySurface("Russia", true, color)).

  • Per country texture support!

  • Find and fly smoothly to any country, state or city by its name from current position.: you can make the globe rotate smoothly from current position to any country or city just calling one method and provide the name of the destination. You can also set the movement speed or go instantly (set time to zero).

  • Two levels of details for frontiers at 110.00.000:1 and 30.000.000:1 scale.

  • Imaginary lines: draw latitude, longitude and cursor lines.

  • Lots of customization options: frontiers colors, highlight color, visibility of cities/frontiers/Earth, labels, ... 7 Earth styles including a scenic shader with clouds and relief effects.

  • Can be instantiated and controlled by code (API and documentation provided).

  • Custom editor inspector with 4 extra awesome components: Calculator, Tickers, Decorator and Map Editor (watch videos below for more details).

  • No internet access required. Geographic data included in the asset (optimized and human readable in just 340Kb) so it works offline.

  • Mobile friendly: tested on Android and iOS.

  • Source code included (C#) and documented so you can adapt it to your project easily.

Youtube Video Demonstrations:
https://youtu.be/D4t7zjmet0s
https://youtu.be/Fr1bnmQYoII
https://youtu.be/v48kdGoDgTk
https://youtu.be/7_r6S3g4RKg

Get it now on the Asset Store!
https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/41890
« Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 08:49:59 PM by Kronnect »

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Version 1.1 now available on the Asset Store!

New version 1.1 now available on the Asset Store!

New features:
- added 3 new material/textures for Earth
- extended city catalog (now 1249 cities included!)
- can filter cities by population

Improvements:
- better frontiers line quality and fasterer render
- better poly-fill algorithm
- can change navigation time in Editor
- moved mouse interactions (rotation/zoom) to the main script and expose that as part of the API
- reorganized project folder structure

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Version 2.0 has been published on the Asset Store:
https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/41890

New features:
  - Second detail level for country frontiers
  - New option to draw provinces/states for active country
  - Option to draw an outline around highlighted/colored countries
  - New options to show a cursor over custom/mouse position
  - New options to show latitude/longitude lines
   
Improvements:
  - Even faster frontier line rendering (+20%)
  - Tweaked triangulation algorithm to improve poly-fill
  - Can locate a country from the inspector
  - Cities are now drawn as small circular dots, instead of small boxes
  - Can change the color of the cities
  - Additional Earth style: CutOut
 
Fixes:
  - Some new properties were not being correctly saved from Editor
  - Colored countries hide correctly when Earth rotates

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Version 2.1 is now available!

New features:
  - Option to draw country labels with automatic placement
   
Improvements:
  - Additional high-res (8K) Earth texture
 
Fixes:
  - Some countries highlight were rendered incorrectly when using high detail frontiers

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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 08:05:23 PM »
Version 3.0 has just been approved and is now available at the Asset Store.

New features:
  - New component: World Map Calculator
  - New component: World Map Ticker
  - New component: World Map Decorator
 
Improvements:
  - Some shaders have been optimized
  - Improved algorithm for centering destinations (produces a straighten view)
  - New option: right click centers on a selected country
  - Lots of internal changes and new APIs
 
Fixes:
  - Fixed country label positioning bug when some labels overlap
  - Fixed colorizing of some countries which appeared inverted

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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 07:18:35 PM »
V3.2 update is now available on the Unity Asset Store and with new front page images!

This new version features:

New features:
  - New markers and line drawing and animation support
  - New "Scenic" style with custom shader (relief + cloud effects)

Improvements:
  - Pinch in/out support for mobile
  - Improved resolution of high-def frontiers while reducing data file size
  - Single city catalogue with improved size
  - Significant performance improvement in detecting country hover
  - More efficient highlghting system
  - New option in inspector: labels elevation

Fixes:
  - Corrected frontiers distortion
  - Population of cities fixed and approximated to the metro area


Overall the performance and quality of the asset has been increased dramatically again with this release.
And here's a video showing the new scenic style:
https://youtu.be/MqSuQBDu81w
« Last Edit: October 20, 2015, 07:47:01 AM by Kronnect »

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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 07:46:45 AM »
V4 is finally here featuring the long awaited Map Editor introduced in the 2D Edition!

Here's a demo video: https://youtu.be/AZ3haWoZ6WM

This new version includes also some minor improvements and changes, like thicker lines and new APIs!

We hope you enjoy the asset which you can find on the Unity Asset Store: http://u3d.as/i31

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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 09:30:10 AM »
V4.1 has hit the Asset Store!!

New features:
  - Option to show inland frontiers (now available in both low and high-res modes)
  - Improved Scenic shaders including a new 8K + Scenic style (atmosphere falloff + scattering effect)

Improvements:
  - New option to invert zoom direction when using mouse wheel (invertZoomDirection property)
  - New option to automatically hide cursor on the globe if mouse if not over it (cursorAlwaysVisible)
  - New API to obtain the country reference under any sphere position (GetCountryUnderSpherePosition)
  - New option to mask grid so it only appears over oceans
  - Improved Earth glow

Check out these new videos with latest features:
https://youtu.be/dR5ed6BKmUI
https://youtu.be/c7EhuCbHUeg


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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 08:57:46 PM »
V4.2 is now available on the Asset Store.

New features:
  - Number of cities increased from 1249 to 7144 !!

Improvements:
  - Improved performance when cities are visible on the map
  - Improved straightening of globe at current position (right click or new improved API: StraightenGlobe)
  - Added dragConstantSpeed to prevent rotation acceleration
  - Added keepStraight to maintain the globe always straight
  - Added zoom max/min distance
  - Country is now highlighted as well when provinces are shown
  - API: new overload for GetCityIndex to fetch the index of the nearest city around a location (lat/lon or sphere position).
  - API: new events: OnCityEnter, OnCityExit, OnCountryEnter, OnCountryExit, OnProvinceEnter, OnProvinceExit


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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 09:41:36 AM »
We're pleased to announce V5 is ready on the Asset Store. Here's the change log:

New features:
  - New Camera navigation mode (can rotate camera instead of Earth). Supports user drag, Constant Drag Speed, Keep Straight, FlyTo methods. Updated Scenic Shader.
  - Mount Points. Allows you to define custom landmarks for special purposes. Mount Points attributes includes a name, position, a type and a collection of tags. Manual updated.
  - Country and region capitals. Different icons + colors, new class filter (cityClassFilter), new "cityClass" property and editor support.
  - Added Hidden GameObjects Tool for dealing with hidden residual gameobjects (located under GameObject main menu)
   
Improvements:
  - New options for country decorator and for country object (now can hide/rotate/offset country label)
  - New line drawing method compatible with inverted mode (still needs some work)
  - Right clicking on a province now centers on that province instead of its country center
  - Improved zoom acceleration in inverted mode
  - (Set/Get)ZoomLevel now works in inverted mode
  - Added new events: OnCityClick, OnCountryClick, OnProvinceClick
  - "Constant drag speed" and "Keep straight" now work in inverted mode
  - Editor: country's continent is displayed and can be renamed
  - Editor: continent can be destroyed, including countries, provinces and cities
  - Editor: deleting a country now deletes all cities belonging to that country as well
  - Editor: new options to delete a country, a province or all provinces belonging to a country

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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2016, 11:09:17 AM »
V5.1 now available! Improved visuals, better VR integration and faster!

New features:
  - New Scenic High Resolution with physically-based Atmosphere Scattering effect
  - New demo scene featuring sprites/billboadrds positioning

Improvements:
  - Can hide completely individual countries using decorators, Editor or through API (country.hidden property)
  - VR: compatibility with Virtual Reality gaze
  - Performance improvement in city look up functions
  - Increased sphere mesh density for sharper geometry


Check out the new intro video:
https://youtu.be/gWJWt6y3gtg

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Re: World Political Map - Globe Edition available on the Asset Store!
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2016, 01:49:36 PM »
We're happy to announce V5.2 is now available on the Asset Store as well on our Online Store (10% off):

New features:
  - New high density mesh option and ability to replace the Earth mesh
  - New distance calculator (improved inspector and new API).
 
Improvements:
  - FlyTo is now compatible with simultaneous globe translations
  - New option to prevent interaction with other UI elements (Respect Other UI)
  - Labels now fade in/out automatically depending on camera distance and screen size 
 
Fixes:
  - Fixed new scenic atmosphere scattering style on mobile