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Put yourself on the Monk Map

by agoth (Chaplain)
on Oct 20, 2000 at 16:44 UTC ( #37653=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

.... on the Stats Page

Ive raised this a few levels up from where it originated so more monks subscribe...

What to do:

  1. Find out your Latitude and Longitude
  2. Put the correct HTML comment in your homenode
  3. Check the significant update box
  4. Wait a day for the stats site to parse the page
  5. Go have a look
  1. Find out :
    If you're not sure of your latitude and longitude, use MapBlast to locate yourself.

    It's a pretty decent interface, and you can get near yourself by starting with your ZipCode, or select your country if your non-U.S. Be sure to click the lat/long display in the upper left corner of the map to display the correct format lat/long. The correct format will have a small degree symbol to the right of the first number in both the latitude and longitude.

  2. Put in the comment :
    All you have to do is put a HTML comment of the following format in your home node. The HTML comment can be anywhere you like in the text, EXCEPT embedded in another HTML comment.

    <!-- Location:latitude=DDD.MM.SS,longitude=-DDD.MM.SS-->

    The format MUST be [sign]DDD.MM.SS, where :

    • DDD=degrees (000-179)
    • MM=minutes (00-59)
    • SS=seconds (00-59)

    North latitudes use positive numbers, South latitudes use negative numbers.
    East longitudes are positive, West longitudes are negative.

  3. Check the significant update checkbox on your homenode :

  4. Wait....
    The 'bot will only scan homenodes that appear in that list. This will minimize the server load, and will be checked once a day. If you remove the comment and set the checkbox, jcwren will delete your entry from the database, so you can literally vanish from the face of the earth.

  5. Viewable at jcwren's Perl Monks Stat Page

Comment on Put yourself on the Monk Map
RE: Put yourself on the Monk Map
by adamsj (Hermit) on Oct 20, 2000 at 20:47 UTC
    What the heck, I'm a co-operative kind of a guy. But let me ask you something: I put both my locations in (and how can I be in two places at once? Simple--I'm not anywhere at all) in two separate comments--have I broken anything?
      I should have put in the original note, that the parser runs at 3.30 am EST, thats why step 4 is a wait.

      I dont know how the parser deals with duplicate locations, it may spread your molecules very thinly over the intervening area :). I'd wait 'til tomorrow and see where you end up....

RE: Put yourself on the Monk Map (simpler lat/lon finder)
by ybiC (Prior) on Nov 01, 2000 at 08:23 UTC
Re: Put yourself on the Monk Map
by Rudif (Hermit) on Jan 12, 2001 at 02:29 UTC
    Put yourself on the Monk Map made even easier ;-)
    #! perl -w use strict; my $usage = <<__EOT__; Usage: $0 [<latitude> <longitude>] [-test] Converts latitude and longitude (in degrees) to format suitable for Mo +nkMap. -test runs selftest __EOT__ my ($lat, $lon, $test) = (0, 0, 0); if (@ARGV == 2) { ($lat, $lon) = @ARGV; } elsif (@ARGV == 1 && $ARGV[0] eq '-test') { $test = 1; } else { die $usage; } if ($test) { selftest(); } else { printf "%s\n", ll2monkmap ($lat, $lon); } exit; sub ll2monkmap { my ($lat, $lon) = @_; sprintf "%12.5f%12.5f <!-- Location:latitude=%s,longitude=%s-->" +, $lat, $lon, dec2degminsec($lat), dec2degminsec($lon); } sub dec2degminsec { my $dec = shift; while ($dec < -180) { $dec += 360; } while ($dec > 180) { $dec -= 360; } my $neg = $dec < 0; $dec = - $dec if $neg; my $deg = int $dec; $dec -= $deg; $dec *= 60; my $min = int $dec; $dec -= $min; $dec *= 60; my $sec = int $dec; sprintf "%s%03d.%02d.%02d", $neg ? "-" : "", $deg, $min, $sec; } sub selftest { my @angles = ( -360, -270, -180, -90, 0, 90, 180, 270, 360 ); my @deltas = ( -0.445, 0, 0.555 ); for my $d (@deltas) { for my $a (@angles) { my $x = $a+$d; my $str = dec2degminsec($x); my $strll = ll2monkmap($x, $x); print "$strll\n"; } } } __END__ Author: 46.20832 6.14296 <!-- Location:latitude=046.12.29,longitude= +006.08.34-->

Re: Put yourself on the Monk Map
by pmas (Hermit) on Jun 11, 2001 at 22:22 UTC
    I believe this node should be linked right next to "Location" on "Edit your user preferences" page. Obviously, only in case if you want monks to enter this info... : )


    To make errors is human. But to make million errors per second, you need a computer.

Re: Put yourself on the Monk Map
by BazB (Priest) on Dec 14, 2001 at 18:59 UTC
You can't put yourself on the Monk Map with MapBlast anymore (I think)
by adamsj (Hermit) on Feb 08, 2002 at 01:14 UTC
        Actually, "Your Flag Decal won't get you into Heaven anymore" was written and sung by John Prine. Glenn
Re: Put yourself on the Monk Map
by naikonta (Curate) on Apr 24, 2007 at 04:54 UTC
    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!

    Open source softwares? Share and enjoy. Make profit from them if you can. Yet, share and enjoy!

      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/ 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?

        Open source softwares? Share and enjoy. Make profit from them if you can. Yet, share and enjoy!

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