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The '''ArchMap''' project creates a map of ArchLinux users all over the world.
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<b>We are ArchLinux</b>
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http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/world.thumb.jpg
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'''Note:''' ''I have not updated the map in a while and activity has really died off.  If someone else wants to generate the maps - let me know and I'll send you all of my scripts and data.  [[User:Xterminus|Xterminus]] - Sat Apr 15 17:51:37 PDT 2006''
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= History =
  
=== Zoom In a Little ===
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'''ArchMap''' was originally created by [[User:xterminus|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. The latest versions of his maps can still be viewed [[ArchMap/Old_Maps|here]].
  
* [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/world.2048.png World Map]
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When Google Earth for Linux was released, [[User:brain0|brain0]] recreated the project.
* [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/namerica.1280.png North America]
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** [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/usa.1024.png United States]
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* [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/samerica.1024.png South America]
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* [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/europe.1024.png Europe]
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** [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/westerneurope.1024.png Western Europe]
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** [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/centraleurope.1024.png Central Europe]
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** [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/northeasterneurope.1024.png North Eastern Europe]
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** [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/southeasterneurope.1024.png South Eastern Europe]
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* [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/australia.1280.png Australia]
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* [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/media/maps/middleeast.1024.png Middle East]
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If you don't think your country belongs on map X, go duke it out in the [http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?p=126944 Forums] and blame it all on uneducated Americans. :)
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= Google Earth Map =
  
=== List yourself ===
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ArchMap is now available as Google Earth .kmz file maintained by [[User:brain0|brain0]]. You can download it [http://www-users.rwth-aachen.de/thomas.baechler/arch/archmap.kmz here] (last updated 20.07.2006).
  
Go to the [[ArchMap/List|ArchMap List page]] and use the '''Edit''' button at the top of this page to add yourself to the World Map run by [[User:Xterminus|xterminus]]. Use decimal coordinates; positive numbers mean north and east, negative numbers mean south and west, resp. The comment is optional.
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You can add the coordinates to Google Earth permanently:
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* Right click on "My Places"
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* Go to Add -> Network Link
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* Enter ArchMap into the ''Name'' field and put the above link into the ''URL'' field. Then press OK.
  
==== Google Earth Map ====
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You can refresh the data by right-clicking the ArchMap folder and selecting "Refresh".
  
As [[User:Xterminus|xterminus]] isn't maintaining the above Maps any more, work on a Google Maps .kmz file has been started by [[User:brain0|brain0]]. You can download it [http://www-users.rwth-aachen.de/thomas.baechler/arch/archmap.kmz here] (last updated 20.07.2006).
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= List yourself =
  
You can add the coordinates to Google Earth permanently: Right click on "My Places", then go to Add -> Network Link. In the next window, 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".
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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.
  
==== Finding your coordinates ====
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The maps are regenerated whenever there has been some activity on the list.
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== Finding your coordinates ==
  
 
Find your coordinates at
 
Find your coordinates at
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US Residents may also use
 
US Residents may also use
 
* [http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl census.gov] (go to bottom and enter zipcode)
 
* [http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl census.gov] (go to bottom and enter zipcode)
''Note: These maps are automatically generated at a random time during the day when [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=5061 fcron] decides I have a low CPU load.  To speed things up, ask [[User:Xterminus|xterminus]] on '''[[ArchChannel|#archlinux]]'''.''
 
 
Please add yourself to the '''end''' of the [[ArchMap/List|list]].
 
  
== Other Maps ==
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= Other Maps =
 
For the record, there is also a Frappr map: http://www.frappr.com/archlinux
 
For the record, there is also a Frappr map: http://www.frappr.com/archlinux

Revision as of 21:43, 5 August 2006

The ArchMap project creates a map of ArchLinux 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. The latest versions of his maps can still be viewed here.

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

Google Earth Map

ArchMap is now available as Google Earth .kmz file maintained by brain0. You can download it here (last updated 20.07.2006).

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".

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

US Residents may also use

Other Maps

For the record, there is also a Frappr map: http://www.frappr.com/archlinux