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The ThreeRing Web Mapping project
April 5, 2002 9:10 AM   Subscribe

The ThreeRing Web Mapping project adds a dot to a blank canvas showing your geographic location (or that of your ISP, as best it can guess based on your IP address). They've also got a code snippet to put on your own site that automagically adds your visitors to the map. The US is already clearly defined, Europe is getting there, and Oceania is coming into view. (They've also got one of them Tag-Board thingies, which is painful to read for any length of time.)
posted by gleuschk (26 comments total)

 
For some reason my dot appears to be in Africa or the Atlantic Ocean. Just to make sure, I looked out my window... but, alas, I am still in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Is this thing actually accurate?
posted by Hammerikaner at 9:14 AM on April 5, 2002


It told me it was 99% sure I was where I am - maybe it's happiest with .edu domains.
posted by gleuschk at 9:19 AM on April 5, 2002


It was only 44% sure that I was in London, but it was right.
posted by Grangousier at 9:26 AM on April 5, 2002


This is brilliant. It was 87% sure I was in Boston, which is where my ISP is located. I can't wait to see the code.
posted by TimeFactor at 9:38 AM on April 5, 2002


It got me correctly, with 80% assurance.
posted by tdismukes at 9:40 AM on April 5, 2002


What happens if someone logs on from a cellular modem, or from the space shuttle, or Mars?
posted by Maxor at 10:04 AM on April 5, 2002


What happens if someone logs on from a cellular modem, or from the space shuttle, or Mars?

Oh, you know...world ends.
posted by Danelope at 10:27 AM on April 5, 2002


90% sure that I'm from Woodside, New York. Which is true not because of where I live but because my cable company's local branch is also in Woodside.
posted by riffola at 10:30 AM on April 5, 2002


Wow:

"I am 90% sure that you are from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Lat: 53 / Long: -113)."

Nifty. I'm going to try with my wireless handheld and Go.America next...
posted by jkaczor at 10:42 AM on April 5, 2002


hooyeah, with my blackberry, it thinks I'm in New York, New York, with 74% certainty...

Of course, this thing doens't have an IP directly, so that's probably Go.America's Datapac>Internet gateway location...
posted by jkaczor at 10:45 AM on April 5, 2002


92% sure about Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am in Toronto!
posted by pigasus at 10:48 AM on April 5, 2002


>I am % sure that you are from , , (Lat: / Long: ).

Yeah... My cloaking software is working well! ;-)
posted by benzo8 at 11:06 AM on April 5, 2002


It got mine with 98% accuracy and it was true. I was very impressed.
posted by thebwit at 11:13 AM on April 5, 2002


87 percent sure i'm in tennesee. i'm in toronto.
posted by dobbs at 12:05 PM on April 5, 2002


It was 60% sure that I was in New York and I'm not. I love the charming banter on the tagboard.
posted by iconomy at 12:13 PM on April 5, 2002


It was 97% sure I was about 40 miles from where I really am.
Yeah, the tagboard seemed to be 97% goatse.cx links.
posted by StOne at 12:18 PM on April 5, 2002


From the (truly repgunant) tagboard:

James Archer: The map projection is a bit odd, because each pixel represents a degree of latitude/longitude.
James Archer: The ones that seem to be in the middle of the atlantic are, I believe, in South America (Brazil, for example)

Makes a little more sense now.
posted by gleuschk at 12:41 PM on April 5, 2002


And yes, thank you, I did invent that word myself. You are all repgunant.
posted by gleuschk at 12:51 PM on April 5, 2002


I'm in Calif, but they've dotted me alone in what I'm guessing is the Indian ocean. Hard to tell with nobody else around.
posted by G_Ask at 4:19 PM on April 5, 2002


They placed me with 99% certainty in San Jose at the edge of a bunch of dots - very near where I am.
posted by justlooking at 4:43 PM on April 5, 2002


%99 certainty in Woodbridge, VA - im in MD
posted by stbalbach at 5:19 PM on April 5, 2002


My Romulan cloaking device is working: >I am % sure that you are from , , (Lat: / Long: )..
posted by hockeyman at 6:01 PM on April 5, 2002


Okay... why, whenever I click the above link, to I divert to the tab-board site?
posted by Neale at 9:19 PM on April 5, 2002


It went kablooie. Too much traffic.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:27 PM on April 5, 2002


Hey, hockeyman, make up your own gags next time, eh?
posted by benzo8 at 9:43 AM on April 6, 2002


Benzo8, liked yours so much, had to play off it. Good thing I'm cloaked so you can't find me...
posted by hockeyman at 8:07 PM on April 9, 2002


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