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Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:26 am

Hello, how about a map with the location of member? Just a thought..
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Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:40 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: World map

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:58 am

:) don't know how to.. I was thinking more on the lines of this site automatically generating a map based on publicly available information- maybe members could opt in. I think it builds up a sense of community.

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Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:30 am

On a similar theme ... I was wondering whether there was some way of encouraging members to give their location (even just to country level, not city) along with 'number of posts' and 'date joined'. I find it tricky to know, sometimes, how much cultural background I need to explain to make myself clear - generally more for people in non-Western countries, for instance. Also whether the person I'm talking to is likely to be a native, or fluent non-native, speaker of English.
Country information would give everyone a fairly good indication (90% reliable, not 100% of course) of both of those, and therefore help avoid misunderstandings.

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Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:57 am

Greetings Kim,

Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to make it a "mandatory field", but I'm all for promoting the idea of people sharing their location in the manner you suggest.

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Re: World map

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:02 pm

I have updated my location.
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Re: World map

Postby Ytrog » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:30 pm

Great idea :twothumbsup:

I searched for a , but it seems that there are no recent phpbb mods for that. :(

Maybe you can produce a KML file with all the locations and feed that to google maps.

Here are some resources for that: http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documen ... pport.html

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Re: World map

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:08 pm

I think it will be quite cool thing to have actually ... we dont have to be all serious do we? :sage:
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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:41 pm

Here is this thread where people reported where they are from: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1697

And if someone has the time, perhaps they can make a map like the one below and color in the percentages to match our current membership:

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Re: World map

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:52 pm

Hi David,

What you have there is a statistical map - what I had in mind was more individual dots/squares denoting where each person comes from - thus will give a sense of 'oh that's him!' rather than, the statistical average. I feel it should generate itself from the data (if that is possible), and fun to look at. Apparently the succes of iPhone apps is that they are 'fun' and not necessarily functional. App developers are openly told that they should make their apps fun, if they are going to succeed!

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Re: World map

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:58 pm

Someone made such a map the people could register on, and promoted it on E-Sangha some time ago. Anyone remember where it is?

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Re: World map

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Re: World map

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:51 pm

Kim, yup that's it. Thank you! Now how does this fit into the DW site (if it is approved, I guess).

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Re: World map

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:48 pm

I seem to think what Matheesha is looking for.
I've seen a rotating globe with dots representing visitors on tumblr sites (I can't find it at the moment and it looks very cool) and I've recently used a map function in facebook to map my 'friends'...

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Re: World map

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:13 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: World map

Postby Ytrog » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:27 am

Too bad Frappr is no longer active. We could have used such a service as an (non-automatic) intermediate solution.

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Hmm, I just noticed that clustermaps seems something like that :)

Maybe a sticky topic with a link to a map created for this forum where people can register themselves on.

Does this sound like an acceptable compromise?


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