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#1 2006-06-21 22:58:34

brain0
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From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 1,382

ArchMap reborn

Many of you remember the ArchMap project. xterminus isn't maintining the maps any more, so I decided to revive the project. I created a script that imports the ArchMap data to Google Earth and made a .kmz file available for download. The script isn't perfect yet, but it sort of works. I will try to improve it and suggestions are always welcome.

If you want to be listed, please add yourself. I will update the file regularly.

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#2 2006-06-22 04:07:38

xterminus
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From: Tacoma, WA, USA, Earth, Sol, M
Registered: 2005-10-30
Posts: 93

Re: ArchMap reborn

brain0 wrote:

Many of you remember the ArchMap project. xterminus isn't maintining the maps any more, so I decided to revive the project. I created a script that imports the ArchMap data to Google Earth and made a .kmz file available for download. The script isn't perfect yet, but it sort of works. I will try to improve it and suggestions are always welcome.

If you want to be listed, please add yourself. I will update the file regularly.

Very cool.  Its much more interesting / fun than the maps I was creating.

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#3 2006-06-22 14:26:22

brain0
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From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 1,382

Re: ArchMap reborn

Updated the file:

* Updated ArchMap users
* The entries are not sorted alphabetically
* Nice Arch symbols smile

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#4 2006-06-22 16:07:08

arooaroo
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From: London, UK
Registered: 2005-01-13
Posts: 1,268
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Re: ArchMap reborn

dtw's coordinates are wrong. He lives around the corner from me.

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#5 2006-06-22 16:25:36

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,838

Re: ArchMap reborn

Probably the right way to go with this, but I'll have to pass - my laptop almost had a stroke when I tried Google Earth.

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#6 2006-06-22 16:39:51

brain0
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From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 1,382

Re: ArchMap reborn

arooaroo wrote:

dtw's coordinates are wrong. He lives around the corner from me.

I won't correct all the coordinates. I already corrected some US guys who put themselves into China because they did the coordinates wrong.

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#7 2006-06-22 17:11:10

twiistedkaos
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Registered: 2006-05-20
Posts: 666

Re: ArchMap reborn

Very neat project. I like the idea to incorperate it into google-earth and now that the project has a linux version I no longer have to wine it tongue. Very fun to see where everyone is about. I see a ton of little Arch logo's now xD

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#8 2006-08-05 21:33:21

brain0
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From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 1,382

Re: ArchMap reborn

*BUMP*

There hasn't been much activity lately and there are many people who don't know about it. So spread the word to those who haven't heard of it.

And please: If you have your coordinates in ArchMap, then check them for correctness. If they are wrong, either correct them or delete yourself.

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#9 2006-08-05 23:38:21

elasticdog
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From: Washington, USA
Registered: 2005-05-02
Posts: 995
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Re: ArchMap reborn

Added mine...didn't know how I missed this one in June.  Cool way to do it, I'd say.

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#10 2008-02-16 12:44:22

tuxfusion
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From: Deutschland
Registered: 2007-12-31
Posts: 92

Re: ArchMap reborn

hey all,

I see the last 20 users or more (including me and even our new archlinux logo contest winner) are in the wiki list,
but not inside the .kmz file.

brain0 would you mind checking your script or is this thing dead ?

i checked the .kmz file inside your home folder

archmap.kmz             30-Sep-2007 12:49   20K 

the wiki page and the kmz are out of sync ...
how is this updated and could you check it please ?
I can help out if you want to delegate some work
big_smile

thx & bis bald !

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#11 2008-02-16 13:52:56

n8schicht
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From: Südbaden
Registered: 2006-12-27
Posts: 138
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Re: ArchMap reborn

Hi

I didn't know about this project and just entered my coordinates.
Greetz to Sigi who seems to be my closest neighbour  smile

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#12 2008-02-16 14:17:16

gazj
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From: /home/gazj -> /uk/cambs
Registered: 2007-02-09
Posts: 679
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Re: ArchMap reborn

+1 added, what a cool idea big_smile

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#13 2008-02-16 21:06:18

brain0
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From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 1,382

Re: ArchMap reborn

There is a script that updates the map, but it is not run automatically. I should take care of that. However, I just updated the map.

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#14 2008-02-17 16:03:38

sykesm
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From: Reading, UK
Registered: 2006-09-03
Posts: 70

Re: ArchMap reborn

+1,  great idea, If you're interested to see another example, a bbc radio 4 evening news program "pm" did the same thing with their listeners.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm/2007/12/ … e_ma.shtml

Last edited by sykesm (2008-02-17 16:16:38)

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#15 2008-02-18 03:08:41

B-Con
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From: USA
Registered: 2007-12-17
Posts: 553
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Re: ArchMap reborn

Added myself to the wiki list. smile

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#16 2008-02-20 01:36:17

gazj
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Posts: 679
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Re: ArchMap reborn

I offcially live in a field in the middle of fenland! big_smile

For some reason on the wiki my longtitude and latitude are correct 52.252.2713 0.0235 "gazj"
but on google earth they are coming out slightly south at  52.16.11671 0.01.2460

Strange! big_smile

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#17 2008-02-20 05:19:36

dmartins
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Registered: 2006-09-23
Posts: 316

Re: ArchMap reborn

For anyone not sure how to convert the google earth coordinates into the format which seems to be used on the wiki:

The pointer location in google earth is in the following format:

The first number is latitude and the second is longitude. Both are shown in the degrees minutes seconds format.

Latitude ranges from 0 degrees at the equator to 90 degrees at the north pole and -90 degrees at the south pole. Note that google earth does not show negative numbers, instead negative is indicated as SOUTH.

Longitude ranges from 0 degrees at a line which passes through Greenwich, England to -180 degrees to the west and 180 degrees to the east. Again negative numbers are not shown on google earth (Negative to the WEST).

Note that it looks like you must use the negative/positive notation on the wiki entries instead of N,S,E and W.

For both Latitude and Longitude, degrees are split into 60 minutes. Each minute is split into 60 seconds, and seconds are split into hundredths of a second.

To convert from google earth format to the wiki format:

degrees + (minutes * 60) + (seconds * 3600)

Take note of the North, South, East and West directions. South and West result in negative numbers.

I hope this helps someone out - I couldn't even remember which was latitude and which was longitude to begin with smile


-- Dan

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#18 2008-02-20 09:28:21

n8schicht
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From: Südbaden
Registered: 2006-12-27
Posts: 138
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Re: ArchMap reborn

gazj wrote:

For some reason on the wiki my longtitude and latitude are correct 52.252.2713 0.0235 "gazj"
but on google earth they are coming out slightly south at  52.16.11671 0.01.2460

Strange! big_smile

Same thing happens with my coordinates. Instead of the south of Germany I end up in Switzerland, although I entered my coordinates correctly...

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#19 2008-02-22 01:25:59

QuimaxW
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From: Waukesha, WI
Registered: 2006-12-03
Posts: 218

Re: ArchMap reborn

I also found this site: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html pretty handy in putting coordinates in. smile

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#20 2008-03-24 11:02:29

sykesm
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From: Reading, UK
Registered: 2006-09-03
Posts: 70

Re: ArchMap reborn

@n8schicht -- Looks like you have a typo "46." should be "47"
@gazj -- I make the centre of you're village  52.454378, 0.05031389

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#21 2008-03-24 14:44:22

Sigi
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From: Thurgau, Switzerland
Registered: 2005-09-22
Posts: 1,121

Re: ArchMap reborn

n8schicht wrote:
gazj wrote:

For some reason on the wiki my longtitude and latitude are correct 52.252.2713 0.0235 "gazj"
but on google earth they are coming out slightly south at  52.16.11671 0.01.2460

Strange! big_smile

Same thing happens with my coordinates. Instead of the south of Germany I end up in Switzerland, although I entered my coordinates correctly...

n8schicht wrote:

Hi

I didn't know about this project and just entered my coordinates.
Greetz to Sigi who seems to be my closest neighbour  smile

Sorry, missed your greetings in february, neighbor smile
Greetings back to Südbaden, although I'm in Houston, Texas for the next few months. cool


Dammit, haven't been here in a while. Still rocking Arch. smile

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#22 2008-04-05 10:43:01

sykesm
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From: Reading, UK
Registered: 2006-09-03
Posts: 70

Re: ArchMap reborn

I updated my location a week or  so ago doesn't seem to have made it through to the ".kmz".

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#23 2008-05-07 16:08:13

luciferin
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Registered: 2007-05-10
Posts: 144

Re: ArchMap reborn

Yeah, I updated mine a month or so ago to reflect that fact that I don't live in the ocean.  You should set that script up to run weekly or something brain0 smile

Last edited by luciferin (2008-05-07 16:08:27)

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#24 2008-05-07 17:23:08

Misbah
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Registered: 2008-02-27
Posts: 218

Re: ArchMap reborn

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Last edited by Misbah (2012-02-14 04:34:19)

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#25 2008-05-07 18:39:59

Sigi
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From: Thurgau, Switzerland
Registered: 2005-09-22
Posts: 1,121

Re: ArchMap reborn

Misbah wrote:

Cool project. Added. Only one other Houston person I see.

Sigi wrote:

...although I'm in Houston, Texas for the next few months. cool

Welcome smile Avoid the suburbs, and go to a stro's game!

Haha, thanks smile Been at a Rockets game but couldn't make it to an astros game yet. I'm already leaving Houston in two weeks... sad


Dammit, haven't been here in a while. Still rocking Arch. smile

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