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The '''ArchMap''' project creates a map of ArchLinux users all over the world.
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The '''ArchMap''' project creates a map of Arch Linux users all over the world.
  
= History =
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== History ==
  
'''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]].
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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.
  
 
When Google Earth for Linux was released, [[User:brain0|brain0]] recreated the project.
 
When Google Earth for Linux was released, [[User:brain0|brain0]] recreated the project.
  
= Google Earth Map =
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The third version of ArchMap is based on Google Maps. This project is still active.
  
ArchMap is now available as Google Earth .kmz file maintained by [[User:brain0|brain0]]. You can download it [http://www.archlinux.org/~thomas/archmap/archmap.kmz here] (NEW URL, last updated 26.11.2006).
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== Google Maps ==
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You can find it here: [http://archmap.hekko.pl/ ArchMap]<br>
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ArchMap should always be up-to-date. Scripts on server regenerate [http://archmap.hekko.pl/usermap3.kml KML file] daily. Obviously you can download this file and load it in Google Earth.
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If you have any suggestions please post them [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=22518&p=2 here].
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== Google Earth Map ==
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ArchMap is now available as Google Earth .kmz file maintained by [[User:brain0|brain0]]. You can download it [https://dev.archlinux.org/~thomas/archmap/archmap.kmz 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:
 
You can add the coordinates to Google Earth permanently:
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You can refresh the data by right-clicking the ArchMap folder and selecting "Refresh".
 
You can refresh the data by right-clicking the ArchMap folder and selecting "Refresh".
  
== Screenshots ==
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=== Screenshots ===
  
 
These are some screenshots to demonstrate how it looks:
 
These are some screenshots to demonstrate how it looks:
* [http://www.archlinux.org/~thomas/archmap/archmap_europe.png Europe]
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* [https://dev.archlinux.org/~thomas/archmap/archmap_europe.png Europe]
* [http://www.archlinux.org/~thomas/archmap/archmap_us.png US]
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* [https://dev.archlinux.org/~thomas/archmap/archmap_us.png US]
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* [http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1324/fhfdhu.jpg South America]
 
Of course, to view everything you will still need Google Earth.
 
Of course, to view everything you will still need Google Earth.
  
= List yourself =
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== 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.
 
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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The maps are regenerated whenever there has been some activity on the list.
 
The maps are regenerated whenever there has been some activity on the list.
  
== Finding your coordinates ==
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=== Finding your coordinates ===
  
 
Find your coordinates at
 
Find your coordinates at
* You can determine them easily inside Google Earth
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* You can determine them easily inside Google Earth or Google Maps (see [[ArchMap/List|ArchMap List page]])
 
* [http://www.multimap.com/ multimap.com] (numbers are in brackets under the map)
 
* [http://www.multimap.com/ multimap.com] (numbers are in brackets under the map)
 
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)
 
= Other Maps =
 
For the record, there is also a Frappr map: http://www.frappr.com/archlinux
 

Revision as of 00:06, 6 December 2012

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 is based on Google Maps. This project is still active.

Google Maps

You can find it here: ArchMap
ArchMap should always be up-to-date. Scripts on server regenerate KML file daily. Obviously you can download this file and load it in Google Earth.

If you have any suggestions please post them here.

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

These are some screenshots 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

US Residents may also use