Ok... a slight tangent from the thread, but here is a quick prototype I wrote way back in 2002 in Blitz3D
It basically reads the map data from a 12*12 array grid... from that I can then show the same map in 8 different rotations including Isometric, which I hope shows visually Ashley's comment that Graphics are just a representation of the data.
Run the application from inside the folder
Use WASD to move around and QE to rotate the view...
You can also use the mouse to read the grid coordinatesIsoEngine.rar file
May help may not :Darontwose2013-11-29 02:47:32