Have you thought of using zeemaps to show where all MPCNC's are located

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  • #59800

    geodave
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    The folgertech facebook group uses this to let people add where their printer is located.  Seems like that would be a cool thing to have linked on your site for locations of all the MPCNC, Lowrider CNC, MP3DP & ZenXY around the world.  In the description for each entry on this zeemaps site, people put what kind of printer they have.

    https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=2307372

     

     

    #59801

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    It looks neat. Looks like people can self report, which is good. It also looks like only the first 100 points are free:

    https://www.zeemaps.com/pricing

    #59807

    geodave
    Participant

    I did not look at the price.  That could be expensive.  I wonder if there is a wordpress plugin or something similar that could be created?  Looks like prusa just uses a map from the 3Dhubs.

    Here are a couple of open source Interactive World Map plugins I found.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/interactive-world-map/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/basic-interactive-world-map/

    #59812

    David Walling
    Participant

    I’ve used software in the past that would map the IP addresses of where my customers were coming from.

    Since a lot of people that visit the forum are building ‘something’ from the site, that would be an ok representation. + or – the few nutjobs that VPN through Peru or something (can’t verify, but think Jeffe probably fits this list)

    #59814

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    can’t verify, but think Jeffe probably fits this list

    Nope. Argentina.

    #59816

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I’m so down for this, I send boxes to countries I have never heard of! Votes for a good one, That doesn’t cost $20/month? The two other links above I don’t think will work.

    #59817

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Dang I got it to work really well with google maps but people can delete each others pins.

     

    #59818

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Dang and google isn’t available everywhere in the world…China firewall.

    #59820

    Barry
    Participant

    can’t verify, but think Jeffe probably fits this list

    Nope. Argentina.

    For some reason all my TOR exit nodes show up in Fort Meade Maryland.

    #59937

    SomeOldGuyCoding
    Participant

    It looks like “World Political Map – 2D Edition” on the unity asset store supports markers, if someone is so inclined…

    It’d be really cool to see where all these machines are located.

    #59979

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Well I thought I found one but I can’t get it to load/display. The google maps APi is paid only now, explains why all of them charge money.

    User Map

    #59983

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    @Ryan, why don’t you just point a webcam at a low rider, carve the world map on it, and let people punch in whatever gcode they want to mark where the machines are?

    #59990

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    That would be a cool demo at MRRF, or I guess any show. Type in your address and have the machine plot a star there.

    #60001

    geodave
    Participant

    Sounds like you are getting close to a free solution for this.  I like the gcode idea.

    #60007

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Open street maps, maybe?

    #60009

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I just dug through it a bit, it looks more like a crowd sourced map. I placed a marker but it disappears as you zoom out.

    User submitted info is tough. I have it working in google maps but there is no way to prevent deleting points. If you can add a point you can delete any or all points. The one I almost had working on the previous page, needed you to make a post on the site…kinda complicated.

    Looks like we helped kill the OP link…

    #60020

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Oh yeah, ouch.

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