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Re: Put yourself on the Monk Map

by naikonta (Curate)
on Apr 24, 2007 at 04:54 UTC ( #611650=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Put yourself on the Monk Map

Hi, I believe I am so late to join the party. I've been searching for these numbers called latitude and longitude that will identify my spot on earth. I think I've found some hints but not so sure. I believe that jcwren's explanations on 36963 and 37236 nodes are great, but I'm next to illiteracy when talking about this geographic stuff.

Here's my list of attempts (Sorry for not linking any URLs):

  • MapBlast doesn't appearantly recognize my country
  • MapQuest correctly spots me but doesn't share those numbers
  • MultiMap gives everything (including the min and sec) but I need their written permission to use the information
  • Heaven Above gives me something good and it doesn't say about permission. Well, they do say about "as-is", so I'm own my own.
  • Cybermap CBN gives me similiar result as well, so I will start from here
So here are the numbers I chose to use:
Latitude: -6.616154 Longitude: 106.816305
But I think I miss the minute and second parts. So, I downloaded a script written by Rudif, and fed it with those numbers:
$ monkmap -6.616154 106.816305 -6.61615 106.81630 <!-- Location:latitude=-006.36.58,longitude=1 +06.48.58-->

Well, it looks pretty nice :-) Now before I put that comment tag on my homenode, I'd like to know if it's the meat the parser that runs at 3.30 am EST is looking for, I think I still have a few hours.

So please help this poor soul and ensure him that the information is correct so he can tell his family and friends that there's a little red with his name on that BigMonkMap.

Well, I wish I could upvote on jcwren for this excellent work/hack!


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Re^2: Put yourself on the Monk Map
by ambrus (Abbot) on Apr 24, 2007 at 09:23 UTC

    You don't have to wait for the daily scan anymore: you can use this form to scan just your home itself.

    Update: Pity google maps isn't much of a help in this case, because it doesn't have even a low-scale map of your country.

      Thank you, ambrus. I was on the form before, and it got it wrong because, well, because I had no that lat/long tag yet. Fortunately you remind me about it :-) Due to careless copy/paste under excitement, I fed the scanner with:
      <!-- Location:latitude=-006.36.58,longitude=1 +06.48.58-->
      It gave me,
      Argument "1+06" isn't numeric in abs at /home/system/perlmonks/monkmapper.pl line 839.
      Node 607636 has a valid location tag (latitude=-006.36.58,longitude=1 +06.48.58)
      
      This is only a warning, but I think it can be useful to jcwren or someone maintains the script.

      Anyway, that wrong input let BigMonkMap put me on the middle of nowhere around Atlantic Ocean. And I guess it was about 20-30 dots away from one of African coasts. But now, I can tell my kids that their dad's on the map. A special map that is one of its kind. And somehow it makes me really think that I'm really nothing but a single red dot .....

      Well, shall we?


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