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== List yourself ==
 
== List yourself ==
Go to the [[ArchMap/List|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.
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Go to the [[ArchMap/List|ArchMap List page]], follow the instructions, then use the '''Edit''' button to add yourself to the World Map.
 
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=== Finding your coordinates ===
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* You can determine them easily inside Google Earth or Google Maps (see [[ArchMap/List|ArchMap List page]])
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Revision as of 01:37, 28 March 2014

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.

Screenshots

Here's a screenshot of how it used to look:

archmap.py

archmap.py is a python script that generates .geojson and .kml files by parsing this list of users.

Note: ArchMap is currently under development on GitHub. If you have any suggestions, please post them here or create an issue in the repository.

Maps

Arch Women host pre-generated .geojson and .kml files that are made by archmap.py, these files are updated daily and are used to make the maps below.

OpenStreetMap

One rendering of the map is hosted by MapBox, this to be updated manually by alux importing the .geojson file.

Google Maps

To display the coordinates in Google Maps, enter this link to the .kml file into the search bar, here is that search.

Google Earth

You can add the coordinates to Google Earth permanently:

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

List yourself

Go to the ArchMap List page, follow the instructions, then use the Edit button to add yourself to the World Map.