There’s a new version of the 40k map up. This version includes changes to the interface, and a few more locations. The total number of markers is now at over 6700.

screenshot of an interactive map set in the warhammer 40,000 universe that shows a timeline of events during and leading to the horus heresy
Screenshot of an interactive map showing the events of the Horus Heresy

I’d been working on these changes after my last update but stopped about 7 months ago. I’d just started a new job and I think I lost interest in the project, if I’m honest.

I can’t remember if I was planning on making any further changes, but from looking at the map as it is now I’m pretty happy with it.

I think this will be the final version. I may update incorrect locations, or add new timeline events, but I don’t think I’ll be changing the map itself or any of its features.

40k and 30k options

screenshot of the map mode interface on the horus heresy interactive map project

Now you can change between a set of 30k markers and 40k ones. Hover over the map mode icon to show the new options.

30k mode will show all map markers as they were during the Horus Heresy period.

40k mode will show the most recent edition locations.

Location interface changes

The previous menu which allowed you to turn on/off the location markers and area overlays has been split into two menus.

screenshot of the areas button on the horus heresy interactive map project

The mountain icon will let you adjust the area overlays like segmentum, system etc.

I’ve also added the various warp storms and the galaxy division from edition 9 to this menu. Obviously these will only show in 40k mode

screenshot of the destination button on the horus heresy interactive map project

The pin icon will let you adjust the markers that show planets, stations, moons etc.

Hover over these icons to reveal the menus and use the checkboxes to reveal/hide the different aspects.

Xenos incursions

screenshot of the xenos incursion button on the horus heresy interactive map project

I’ve added a new interface to show overlays of Xenos incursions. This will show for both 30k and 40k modes but there’ll be more options in 40k mode.

Hover over the bug icon to reveal your options, then tick one of the checkboxes to show a coloured overlay over areas of xenos infestation.

Timeline changes

When activated, the timeline mode will change you over to 30k mode by default.

screenshot of the timeline options button on the horus heresy interactive map project

I’ve simplified the interface, moving the options for which markers (primarchs, traitors or loyalists) to display to a new menu. Hover over the cog icon to adjust these settings.

You can now move forward and backwards by one year at a time, as well as moving to the first or last event.

In addition, events that span multiple years will show in the information panel for the entire time span that they cover.

screenshot of the timeline interface on the horus heresy interactive map project
Timeline interface

Previous Incarnations

To see the progress I’ve made over the years and how the map has changed, please review the version 1, version 2, version 2.1, version 3, version 4, version 5, version 5.1, version 5.2 and version 6 directories.