Add your location to a world map of GMC members

on February 23, 2009 - 7424 Views

James Rhodes of has created a map on which GMC forum members can indicate their geographic location.

You may like to add yourself or see what other users are from your neck of the woods, although the service has only just started so very few members are currently plotted.

Game Maker does have a global reach but the GMC, as you would expect, appears to be most popular in predominately English speaking countries and in the Netherlands where the software originated.   I am pleased to see that James Rhodes has taken on board many of my suggestions regarding his idea.  Details of non-English Game Maker Community alternatives can be found here.

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17 Responses to Add your location to a world map of GMC members

  1. […] highest concentration of members mapped so far are unsurprisingly the United Kingdom and USA.  A similar project started by James Rhodes two years ago is now […]

  2. […] Not a link, but a quick look at the location of GMC members who have plotted their location on the world map. […]

  3. Leif902 says:

    Any other GM users in the Atlanta, GA area? (I’m near Midtown myself)
    Lets see more U.S. Georgians get themselves on the map.

  4. Phil Gamble says:

    Mattthew_H :This has kinda gone a tad off topic (or does it count as on topic Phil? )

    It is most definitely on topic, not that GMB has commenting rules anyway…

  5. Mattthew_H says:

    But he’s a few years older then me – so, I wouldn’t have known. 😛
    It’s a big school.

    This has kinda gone a tad off topic (or does it count as on topic Phil? 😛 )

  6. Broxter says:

    As if you didn’t even know he went your school. If I saw someone’s name from my school, then I’d probably recognise it, as I know the names of most of my school… lol.
    It’s be awesome if I find out a good GM user went my school. 🙂

  7. I don’t live near anybody. 🙂 Arizona’s kinda empty.

    Actually, if I remember correctly, Abyssal Nuclei lives in Tucson.

  8. Mattthew_H says:

    I should shouldn’t I Broxter? hahah
    One of my friends pointed out that his brother is in my ICT class.
    And I had no idea that he… was him (I did see him today).

    Just so that EVERYONE knows now. 😛
    (I find this all very weird in someway)

  9. Broxter says:

    What, you really go to the same school? Well then, you better meet up with him and chat with GM. 🙂

  10. Phil Gamble says:

    Mattthew_H :I was just on your site James, and, you actually go to the same school as me.
    I found that interesting.


  11. Mattthew_H says:

    I was just on your site James, and, you actually go to the same school as me. 😛
    I found that interesting.

  12. Mattthew_H says:

    Lara?! Woah. James, you live MUCH closer to me then I thought 😛 .
    I didn’t know that there was anyone who knew how to do…almost anything with computers who lived around here 😉 .

  13. James Rhodes says:

    Technically, the location isn’t even stored in the database, only the longitude and latitude are. There’s no way to know how accurate each of these figures are, even for me. There shouldn’t really be a concern about people putting their location on the map, because unless you specify accuracy greater than the default, it’ll narrow down to the nearest major city (in my case, it detected Melbourne rather than Lara).

  14. Phil Gamble says:

    I am saddened but not surprised that the topic was closed. I am sure one reason the moderators will give is that people (particularly minors at the GMC) should not be disclosing their location on a map – although according to the positioning of my IP address I live in the middle of a railway line! I do agree that this website was much better than the many 3 member 2 posts forums that are allowed simply because they contain 1 Game Maker example.

  15. James Rhodes says:

    I’ve sent KC LC a PM to see if it can remain open. At the worst I’ll just have to put up a link to some example just so I can satisfy the requirements 😛

  16. NAL says:

    The GMC topic has been locked now. A shame. I think the rules regarding website announcements should be changed from “needing some form of Game Maker content” to something like “needing something that is of possible interest of GMC users” – I liked the idea of the map, and the GMC moderators even removed its link.

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