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Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, July 16, 2006
13 years ago2,456 views

While I'm reading some threads that I still had to read, I'm comin' accross all kinds of regional stuff:
* Google
* National days
* Gmail module that is working in some regions and not in others
* 4D Earth
* Etc.

Philipp, if ever you would be in need of seeding your creativity. Here's a suggestion. Maybe in one way or an other there can be a manner to display on Google Maps or on Google Earth, the regional activity in this forum. It could be done based on IP or by linking the forum members manually to the region they choose...

Well that's it for my creativity on sunday morning ;-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Nice idea.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Oh maybe even have a kinda frapper map that folks can opt in too..but I like Art's suggestion, but i would cull the data based on IP and render it on on a Gmap.-- but I would like to see two different colour pins actually, one for the Main pages and one for the fourm..

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I like it!

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It would be interesting to see what extent of a global drawing this forum has. I don't know if you want to just have the map displayed when the thread is started. Some people may have some privacy concerns. What if you set it up so that after say ten post in a thread the map link was displayed. Great idea Art-One :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I briefly had Google Analytics on this site (a day or two or so) and this map was the result, back in November 2005:


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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

url123.com/nw5rc

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Very interesting results. If you look at the countries matched, I'm sure it would look different today, because some countries that are in the forum now are not yet on the map.

There is also a big presence in the UK. Bigger than all the rest. Any reason for that?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Weird. The image has a "display:none" in Firefox, but it's visible in IE.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Whoops. Adblock triggered a false alarm. I wonder why.

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

There are so many users in mountain view, since that is where everyone who uses Google Web Accelerator gets mapped out to be.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Could that mean BTW that the big presence in the UK is also a gateway of some kind of proxy?

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