I've been going over the web services and I've found some strange sectors. I assume the coordinates define the out border of a sector and follow a polygon made up of straight lines and perfect diagonal lines. However, I've found some which don't follow this. For example trilon, ws link and darkness link. As you can see, the last coordinate does something rather bizarre. Is this intended? Are the coordinates not what I expect?
Someone else (Coleman, I think) noticed this issue in the WS before, that the sector boundaries have a lot of gaps in them, mostly along straight line paths. The code to determine what's in a sector is really archaic and convoluted so I'm surprised it ever works for the combine, but as Arjuna said eventually we need to get around to closing all those gaps.
The gaps along straight lines make sense, the issue I highlighted with this system is that the last coordinate jumps to the other side of the boundary for a moment before jumping back to where it was with the first coordinate listed.
The coordinates are just the vertices of a polygon. A tool that did a flood fill of a specially traced map was used to generate the current galaxy. There are probably bugs like this, I believe Bamula has a similar problem (http://www.swcombine.com/rules/?Galaxy_Map§orID=20). An asim needs to go in and delete the offending point from the sector definition, and then refresh the galaxy map cache.
There is no correlation between points, they are just how it was generated by the code that generated the galaxy. They can be as close or as far away as any point on a polygon, they dont need to be adjacent or on lines or similar.
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