Hello, im not much of a modder but i think i have a good idea that would help me, and the rest of the aspiring map makers out there to become more active in making maps. For even a non expert programmer(which im not even a novice) this would be pretty easy to do. I was poking around the custom map XML files and was not happy with all the cords of the various objects. For one thing if i was to design a custom map, it would be next to impossible for me to imagine where all the planets go using just cord values.
What if someone could make a small GUI program that consisted bascially of just a grid that fit to the size of the map you specify and you could simply plop down objects like planets(edit there name, PQ and relative size), anomolies, stars ect ect. The GUI prog would then spit out a corasponding XML file that can be used in the custom map folder.
Let me know what you all think about this.