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ArchMap is now developed in the open on [https://github.com/maelstrom59/ArchMap GitHub], this iteration was started by [[User:Alux|alux]].
 
ArchMap is now developed in the open on [https://github.com/maelstrom59/ArchMap GitHub], this iteration was started by [[User:Alux|alux]].
  
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One rendering of the map is hosted by [https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/alux.h81a0lik/page.html?secure=1#3/55.13/21.80 MapBox]
 
One rendering of the map is hosted by [https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/alux.h81a0lik/page.html?secure=1#3/55.13/21.80 MapBox]

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The ArchMap project creates a map of Arch Linux users all over the world.

History

ArchMap was originally created by xterminus. He created jpeg files that could be downloaded from this page. However, he didn't have the time to maintain them anymore, so he dropped the project.

When Google Earth for Linux was released, brain0 recreated the project.

The third version of ArchMap was based on Google Maps.

ArchMap is now developed in the open on GitHub, this iteration was started by alux.

OpenStreetMap

One rendering of the map is hosted by MapBox

The ArchMap on Mapbox has to be updated manually by alux but all of the code to generate your own .geojson file is up on GitHub. The repo also contains pre-generated .geojson and .kml files.

If you have any suggestions please post them here or create an issue in the repo.

Google Earth Map

ArchMap is now available as Google Earth .kmz file maintained by brain0. You can download it here (last updated 02.09.2009, but it doesn't work - I hadn't updated this since 2009, if anyone can figure out what's wrong, tell me FIX: The Problem was the "&" in the entry from Bosnia&Herzegovina. I fixed the entry to "Bosnia and Herzegovina" on the wiki, now you just need to regenerate the kml from that).

You can add the coordinates to Google Earth permanently:

  • Right click on "My Places"
  • Go to Add -> Network Link
  • Enter ArchMap into the Name field and put the above link into the URL field. Then press OK.

You can refresh the data by right-clicking the ArchMap folder and selecting "Refresh".

Screenshots

Here's a screenshot to demonstrate how it looks:

Of course, to view everything you will still need Google Earth.

List yourself

Go to the ArchMap List page and use the Edit button to add yourself to the World Map. Use decimal coordinates; positive numbers mean north and east, negative numbers mean south and west, resp. The comment is optional.

The maps are regenerated whenever there has been some activity on the list.

Finding your coordinates

Find your coordinates at

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