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Title: Map of CW members
Post by: Juju on November 27, 2015, 09:37:10 pm
I was bored at school and I did this.

http://juju.codewalr.us/membermap

This thing maps the location of every CodeWalrus member on a fancy globe.

FAQ

Q: How precise is it?
A: It gets your location from your last visited IP, it's as precise as the GeoIP database is, as in, good chances your location is in your country's capital or big town even though you live far from it. (They detect proxies though and they likely won't appear.) Additionally, the latitudes and longitudes are rounded to the nearest degree. If you care, it should be enough to give you some anonymity.

Q: Why the different lengths of those bars?
A: The more people lives at this particular latitude and longitude (rounded to the nearest degree), the higher is the bar. Again, if it was about the post count, it would blow your anonymity away (I wonder who would be that huge as hell orange bar, eh DJ?)

Q: It doesn't work
A: Blame those guys (https://github.com/dataarts/webgl-globe), can't help you there, mate. I have no plan to make it work on your device either yet, it's just a fun experiment.

Q: It's pretty cool!
A: Thanks!

Q: It needs more walruses
A: Yes, of course.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 27, 2015, 10:12:01 pm
Can we opt out and in? Some people might not want their location disclosed. Maybe an option to just show which country the person is from?
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Snektron on November 27, 2015, 11:41:05 pm
That's pretty cool :)
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Scipi on November 28, 2015, 12:44:56 am
I didn't realize several CW members live near me O.O
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Ivoah on November 28, 2015, 01:58:46 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on November 27, 2015, 10:12:01 pm
Can we opt out and in? Some people might not want their location disclosed. Maybe an option to just show which country the person is from?


The information is available anyways. It's just found from the last logged in IP.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Juju on November 28, 2015, 03:15:05 am
Quote from: Ivoah on November 28, 2015, 01:58:46 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on November 27, 2015, 10:12:01 pm
Can we opt out and in? Some people might not want their location disclosed. Maybe an option to just show which country the person is from?


The information is available anyways. It's just found from the last logged in IP.
Pretty much what I said, there's not enough data shown to identify a person in particular and where they are exactly. If it really poses a problem to someone, please contact me. But those who care should use a proxy or Tor anyway.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 28, 2015, 05:10:01 am
Quote from: Ivoah on November 28, 2015, 01:58:46 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on November 27, 2015, 10:12:01 pm
Can we opt out and in? Some people might not want their location disclosed. Maybe an option to just show which country the person is from?


The information is available anyways. It's just found from the last logged in IP.
True but that info is only visible to staff unless they join IRC. :P

Anyway nice walrinitiative, I'm definitively curious about our demographics and how they compare with the other calculator sites.

EDIT: By the way your map seems a bit innacurate, as it puts me somewhere near Toronto or something it seems O.O (I'm around Quebec City). Also, I think you shouldn't include people with 0 posts and perhaps even under 5 posts, else that isn't really representative of our userbase. Most 0 post users are spambots who failed to post, judging from their account info, and most 5 post users are people who had no interest to stick around to begin with. (eg newbies asking questions)
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Snektron on November 28, 2015, 11:02:30 am
You should add a herd of walriis somewhere on greenland :3=
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 28, 2015, 03:12:19 pm
Actually, maybe there could be a 2D version of this map where bars are replaced with walruses, with the teal walruses being used in the north and the pink ones in the south :P

Also a 2D mode would be easier to browser if we want an instant indication of where our users are.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: p2 on October 11, 2016, 04:58:42 pm
rel: http://codewalr.us/32/45864
I still can't see the map just a black screen and some text around :(
MAy you provide a screenshot so I know how it should look like? :) Thx
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Juju on October 11, 2016, 05:33:56 pm
I should probably look at what's wrong soon.

EDIT: Fixed.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 11, 2016, 06:43:34 pm
Who owned is-a-brony.com btw? I forgot. In any case, if it was you, then it makes sense to combine your domain names and switch to sub-domain names considering CW and juju2143.ca have unlimited sub-domains, especially considering you used to have troubles paying your rent and internet bills <_<

Anyway glad the map is fixed. I'll sticky this topic.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: SopaXorzTaker on October 11, 2016, 06:46:38 pm
Juju, I suggest inverting the color of the globe. It's currently very misleading, as the black zones are actually land.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: p2 on October 11, 2016, 08:16:47 pm
yeah I scrolled around th whole globe 3 or 4 times efore I realized there was very little water xD
But once you understand it the map actually looks pretty cool ;D
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: c4ooo on October 11, 2016, 08:55:41 pm
Lol. When i first looked at it i was like "what planet is this" but then i released that what i thought was land was actually ocean. xD
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 11, 2016, 08:58:02 pm
Just make all land white and water blue, just like :walrii: natural habitat. :P
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Scipi on October 11, 2016, 09:06:11 pm
Huh, looks like there's a small concentration of members with me here in Miami. :)
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: p2 on October 11, 2016, 09:20:01 pm
I'd actually prefer staying with different tones of grey as it looks really nice ;D
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 13, 2016, 04:19:22 am
It seems like most of our American members are concentrated in California and in the northeast of USA. We also obviously have many Europeans, especially in France.

I am definitively curious about what is our North American vs European vs Asian+Oceania people ratio, though. Perhaps with some country stats too. It would be interesting to compare with the other established calc websites.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: p2 on October 13, 2016, 07:48:25 am
Thanks to our wonderful Ads we now have acess to this statistic: ;D
(https://www.projectwonderful.com/img/generated/charts/79344-r1_0_2_9-c-7.png)

I didnt look at the map, but maybe you messed um Germany and France as there are only a few French (according to that statistic that is)
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 13, 2016, 05:40:30 pm
I'm betting most of those Canadian stats are by me <_< unless Juju showed the site to some of his friends. :P

That said I am surprised the French and Netherlands stats are this low O.O, especially compared to Germany, where graphing calcs are banned in almost all schools.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Dudeman313 on October 14, 2016, 01:36:40 am
This is real neat, but may I suggest political boundaries? I wish I knew where that orange bar was, because I live in Horseheads, NY and would love to meet up with some CW members.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Scipi on October 14, 2016, 02:03:00 am
Quote from: Dudeman313 on October 14, 2016, 01:36:40 am
This is real neat, but may I suggest political boundaries? I wish I knew where that orange bar was, because I live in Horseheads, NY and would love to meet up with some CW members.


I'm not from there, but I have a good friend from Maryland named Joe who always talks about Horseheads :D
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: c4ooo on October 14, 2016, 02:25:20 am
Quote from: Dudeman313 on October 14, 2016, 01:36:40 am
This is real neat, but may I suggest political boundaries? I wish I knew where that orange bar was, because I live in Horseheads, NY and would love to meet up with some CW members.

Seems like the city of toronto to me, but i may be wrong.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Juju on October 14, 2016, 05:41:48 am
Looks like the Toronto/Niagara Falls/Buffalo area, indeed.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43,-79,9z
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 14, 2016, 05:45:25 am
Most likely more chances to be Hamilton than Toronto, since Hamilton is much closer to US border than Toronto.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: GalacticPirate on October 15, 2016, 07:09:39 pm
Lot of visits from Paris region :p
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: p2 on October 16, 2016, 07:12:01 pm
probably @Hayleia? ^^
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: c4ooo on October 16, 2016, 07:20:37 pm
IIRC there where more members from france but many of them aren't active on CW.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: GalacticPirate on October 17, 2016, 07:27:59 am
Actually there is Hayleia, critor, Adriweb, Epharius, grosged, TheMachine02 and me, of course  :P
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: TheMachine02 on October 17, 2016, 08:13:55 am
Come on STV you forgot me  :P
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: c4ooo on October 17, 2016, 11:54:54 pm
Quote from: STV on October 17, 2016, 07:27:59 am
Actually there is Hayleia, critor, Adriweb, Epharius, grosged, TheMachine02 and me, of course  :P

Ohh ok. I remember during the paris attacks a lot of members were wondering if these guys were ok  :-\
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: kotu on October 18, 2016, 04:23:17 am
wow this map is really amazing now  O.O
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: princetonlion.tibd on October 19, 2016, 01:28:52 am
That one random activity bar in the ocean south of India though :P

Though that may be an island.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Juju on October 19, 2016, 02:00:38 am
Yep, looks like the Maldives.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: princetonlion.tibd on October 19, 2016, 02:25:18 am
So that's where the Maldives are :P
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 20, 2016, 06:18:03 am
Is there a way to view the map in 2D?
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: kotu on October 21, 2016, 03:28:09 am
we don't think so
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 30, 2016, 03:08:11 am
Aw, too bad, because it would have been cool to see the entire map at once.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Dudeman313 on October 30, 2016, 03:32:12 am
Agreed. I wonder who else is a poster from NY? Anyone near Elmira?
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: ::CMG (UTOPIA):: on October 30, 2016, 08:21:35 pm
Quote from: Jkolade936 on October 30, 2016, 03:32:12 am
I wonder who else is a poster from NY?


Me

Quote from: Jkolade936 on October 30, 2016, 03:32:12 am
Anyone near Elmira?


Long Island, so I'm below you (about 4 hours distance)
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Dudeman313 on October 31, 2016, 02:52:52 am
Good to know anyways. :)
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: p2 on November 25, 2016, 09:07:06 am
something strange is going on O.o
USA activity dropped pretty bad, UK, too while German activity has increased a lot O.o
I wonder i we have new german members or what it is that caused this O.o
(statistic taken from ad views)
I admit it was exectly like this in the first days after we added ads, but then it changed and ever since then germany was at maybe 1/3th of canada and UK at 1/4th. it seems to have changed back to how it once was...
http://img.codewalr.us/79344-r1_0_2_9-c-7.png
(https://img.ourl.ca/79344-r1_0_2_9-c-7.png)
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Sorunome on November 25, 2016, 05:16:13 pm
@p2 it's all you, you visit CW so often that you artificially inflate the pageviews by such a large amount.

/me hides
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: aeTIos on November 25, 2016, 05:19:08 pm
That's actually not unlikely sorunome. ALthough you seem to be more active as of recently, too :P
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: Sorunome on November 25, 2016, 05:19:57 pm
Quote from: aeTIos on November 25, 2016, 05:19:08 pm
That's actually not unlikely sorunome. ALthough you seem to be more active as of recently, too :P
Mostly in IRC, though.
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: p2 on November 27, 2016, 02:40:36 pm
ok I'm usually there from 8am to 4pm and from 8pm to 11pm every day which makes about 11hours a day... But can it seriously be me? O.o
Title: Re: Map of CW members
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 24, 2017, 10:19:44 pm
We also got p4nix who was pretty active before holidays ended and we got other German users such as Vogtinator. As for the USA activity drop off I am not surprised, since when you posted this chart I checked the last members who posted and about 70% of them were from Europe.