What is the Toolkit?
The data export/toolkit is a means for the community, in conjunction with the API, to create 3rd party tools and/or websites.
This toolkit includes the following items:
- Map information such as solarsystems, constellations, regions
- Jump connections, stargates, orbital bodies
- Types, groups and categories for everything in-game
- Manufacture and refining information for all types
- Much, much more...
Image sheets as used by the client cut into the sizes each icon is available in, as well as NPC corp logos
512x512 images of ships, drones, structures, etc in the format [typeID].png
32x32 and 64x64 icons of all types in the game, including blueprints in the format [typeID]_[sz].png
Data exports are in the form of MSSQL database backups (.BAK), which third party developers can restore on their machines and extract the data into whatever form their application uses. If you do not have any available methods of working on MSSQL databases then try SQL Server 2012 Express Edition, which has the advantage of being free.
You can see some of our community websites in action that have benefited from this toolkit tremendously.
You can also join the irc channel '#eve-dev' on irc network 'coldfront' (irc.coldfront.net), note that this channel is not an official CCP channel, but a community driven channel helping out anyone with challenging technical questions regarding the toolkit and EVE in general.