I agree that we don’t really need a fully developed map editor. Some basic options would be enough for starters:
– importing heightmaps
– add/delete industries
– grow/shrink town size
– wider raise/lower terrain
– plant / delete trees
Most of these functions are already implemented in the game itself, we just need the interface to access that data. Just these should do just fine for a year or two when the have the time to do a decent map / scenario editor.
Just imagine how many scenarios would the modding community cook up with a basic tool like this and how much will it would improve the game ! Please Urban Games, consider this !