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Re: World map

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:18 am

Scroll down to the bottom of the index (home) page and you will see the map, from ClusterMaps. It will take some time before it updates since it was just added. You can click on the map and see it in real time for the most recent visitors.
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Re: World map

Postby Ytrog » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:44 am

nice :clap:
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Re: World map

Postby Quiet Heart » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:59 pm

:stirthepot:
I'm not opposed to it, but such a thing should be an option, not a requirement.
There may be some who don't want their location revealed on a mp...and their preference should be respected.
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By the way I just haven't selected an avatar yet...that"s why nothing shows now.
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Re: World map

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:11 pm

Greetings Quiet Heart

The map doesn't identify individuals - just visitor locations. And given that the location data seems to be generated by IP address location - its not accurate. Particularly as the IP address location will be a major telephony exchange in your city, or ISP head-office or ISP satellite base station. It doesn't track the physical address of your computer.
My current location according to the map is 200km away. Some visitor locations will be thousands of kilometres away from their actual locations others will be closer if they live in a dense urban environment.
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Re: World map

Postby rowyourboat » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:48 pm

Yes! Result! -I think it is very interesting to see the way users are spread out. I certainly didn't expect that many from UK.

There is a smattering of users from Buddhist countries - the other variable I presume is internet access- which probably explains the US. If I didn't know better -it almost look like a 'Buddhist country'! :)

Thank you, David. I think we have something here that no other Buddhist forum has. :anjali:

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Re: World map

Postby Reductor » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:45 pm

Yea! I see my dot. I EXIST.

Pretty neat.
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Re: World map

Postby David2 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:49 pm

rowyourboat wrote:Yes! Result! -I think it is very interesting to see the way users are spread out. I certainly didn't expect that many from UK.

There is a smattering of users from Buddhist countries - the other variable I presume is internet access- which probably explains the US. If I didn't know better -it almost look like a 'Buddhist country'! :)


I think one of the main reasons why USA, UK and Australia are the "first three" is just because English is the main language there. :)
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Re: World map

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:05 pm

The map is already showing the basic pattern that I expected from my casual knowledge of where people are from, but it will get more accurate (in the sense of better representing our whole membership and their usual level of activity) as time goes by.
Yes, people in English-speaking western countries have automatic advantages in using DW (and the rest of the internet, for that matter) and the US is the biggest of them.
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Re: World map

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:24 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
mikenz66 wrote:But the map, along with your "North Queensland" location would show where you are...
Unless we have a bunch of other members up there... :thinking:

True (and thanks for considering my privacy, Mike), but if it bothered me, I could simply change my 'location' to 'Queensland'. I don't think it will be an issue for many members - not many are as isolated as I am. There's an easy solution, anyway: DW could put up an 'Announcement' alerting people to the possibility that map+location could identify them more specifically than they wish and suggesting my kind of change.
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It looks like my server is in Brisbane anyway, which doesn't really surprise me.
It does leave my part of the country dot-free - a dhamma-desert? - like Alaska and most of Africa. :stirthepot:

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Re: World map

Postby Ytrog » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:33 pm

The funny thing is that it registers me as being in a very small town nearby where I actually live :P

It would have expected it to pick a bigger city nearby, but not a tiny town.

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Lol, a big 1000+ dot in The Netherlands
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