Google Maps Goes to the World of Warcraft

mapwowlogo.gifOk, I’m mostly lukewarm on MMOs and Warcraft hasn’t really been an exception. It’s generally the people that make or break the game… if I see my friends on, I’ll play with them a bit, if I don’t I’ll log off and read a book. However, I do appreciate a nice bit of coding and that’s precisely what the folks at MapWoW have done by combining the power of Google Maps and the mapping content of World of Warcraft.

The map utilizes the Google Maps API and therefore behaves just a like a Google Map. Clicking on the controls on the left side of the map will let you zoom in and out. Dragging the map around lets you scroll the map and view different areas. It’s that easy.

Use the menu to the right of the map to select resources and labels that you wish to display. Currently you can display herbs, ore, treasure, zone names, and city names. There are over 15,000 data points covering 69 resources with their exact map location in our database. The bottom of the menu provides quick links to popular locations in the game. Found a great area that you want to share with your friends? Go to the location on the map, click on the “Link to this Location” and then copy the URL.

We are always looking to make the site better; so more features will be coming shortly. If there’s something you’d like to see on the map or have an idea for a new feature, please email us at

The following herbs can currently be mapped: Arthas’ Tears, Black Lotus, Blindweed, Briarthorn, Bruiseweed, Dreamfoil, Earthroot, Fadeleaf, Firebloom, Ghost Mushroom, Golden Sansam, Goldthorn, Grave Moss, Gromsblood, Icecap, Khadgar’s Whisker, Kingsblood, Liferoot, Mageroyal, Mountain Silversage, Peacebloom, Plaguebloom, Purple Lotus, Silverleaf, Stranglekelp, Sungrass, Wild Steelbloom, and Wintersbite. The following ore can currently be mapped: Copper Vein, Dark Iron Ore, Gold Vein, Ooze Covered Gold Vein, Incendicite Mineral Vein, Iron Deposit, Lesser Bloodstone Deposit, Mithril Deposit, Ooze Covered Mithril Deposit, Silver Vein, Ooze Covered Silver Vein, Small Thorium Vein, Ooze Covered Thorium Vein, Rich Thorium Vein, Ooze Covered Rich Thorium Vein, Tin Vein, Truesilver Deposit, and Ooze Covered Truesilver Deposit.


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7 Responses

  1. Pipistrella says:

    Does this mean you’ll be playing now?

  2. Mystech says:

    Just bidding my time till I can play Fallen Earth (, grin. Hmn, I wonder how fast I can get a fansite up and running… assuming they’ll tolerate the likes of me in their Beta program. šŸ™‚

  3. servingdonuts says:

    .. and for all of you wondering where that crazy map site is:

  4. Mystech says:

    *glances at the link at the bottom of the article labelled “Visit”*. Yup, that’s the one. šŸ™‚

  5. servingdonuts says:

    I can see my house!

  6. Mystech says:

    I can see my character’s corpse! šŸ™‚

  1. June 15, 2008


    Could you suggest more places I could learn about this?…

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