Thanks for asking. A lot of it would work just as it is.
I got into a big argument about the non-linear feature you need in order to use much of that massive amount of user generated map location data you have, and after I left it alone. This happened some time ago. I'm not sure what triggered it or if he fully understood, or why he would argue against the Witcher implementation since that was what pretty much started all of this. He was very adamant and unfortunately the protracted conversation ended badly. Look to bottom of this: https://community.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:1283220
I'm happy to ignore all of that and try to finish anyway but it a bit awkward.
Well he really has nothing to do with Witcher. He has a long history on Wikia and a lot of history on community and other places. Raylan came form Wowwiki and has a long history with him, but I don't think he would care about any of that. I really think he just didn't understand what he was saying exactly and I've pretty much left it at that.
If you try to get some maps going and some practice ill add the missing piece and maybe we can split the load and get you all setup.
I used to be really worried about upsetting Wikia folk of any kind, but if you think about it, they have no problem coming at me in those ways. Maybe its what they are used to. Dunno.
Go find a map you like, any file and put it on a real page, and add a few points to get started. We can check it out and se if all is good. At same time ill see what's left on the missing bits for the bigger maps.
So I guess just run me through how to get it going. For instance, I'll use Beauclair's map I put up as it's a good combination of locations both officially marked and ones labeled in game but with no actual marker. I think I've added the right code part into Template:Map/File, so what else do I need to edit to get it to appear?
Ok, here's where I'm testing it right now (yeah, innkeep isn't in the right spot, but testing right now to make sure it actually shows up on map). So just to clarify, the icons themselves aren't linkable to the direct article, just shows the name when hovered, correct?
Yeah each one will be different. In wow the maps came from the game mini-map and the coords sort of came from the game so they both sort of already matched.
If you take a piece of the larger full map, you will have to either add adjustment offset coords to that map image to tell map where it fits, or open it in large view and get the coords by hand then add them. I had a plan where you would say where that map image fit in the coord system and keep all of your map markers in a db and it would just be magic.