Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

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Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by #1thelark » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:13 pm

I would find it interesting how many people in my neighborhood are using live and that might be open for collaborations...
Instead of asking and hoping for a reply in a forum it would be nice to see them as pins on a map or using Google Earth.

So like in this picture you would be able to see if there is a bigger user base in your city or a nearby area.
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Does anyone know if there are any databases (facebook?/soundcloud?...) available one could gather this kind of information from?
Or is there a similar approach already available somewhere?

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by H20nly » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:32 pm

there's one for registered sex offenders.

surely this can be done.

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by regretfullySaid » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:42 pm

That's a cool idea. Goggle's had Earth API open for ages, did you look for it?
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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by #1thelark » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:27 am

I know about the API, question is where to get the information "i am a live user and I live in..." from?

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by ian_halsall » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:28 am

Grindr for musicians?

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by regretfullySaid » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:17 pm

Ah, I just noticed you didn't mention Max and I must've thought that's what you were posting in that section of the forum, since that's how you could get the Live users.

I'm assuming you can use the Earth Api with javascript so you'd use that in Max to get the location of the Live user. Basically have an instruction in the script that pulls the location info from the users OS settings seems the basic way to do it, maybe someone with more experince has a better idea. OR, you could just have the user say where they are....but then who knows if they're telling the truh or not:p?
I might do a little research.

Actually you could probably do it with a remote script as well, but then the user would have to take up a controller spot to give their info.

Well, I was just thinking of ways that it could be done automatically by getting the location info from the computer, but maybe the manual route from the user would be less of a hassle/intrusive.
Which reminds me that Funken had a widget in his web page to get visitor location,
So hmmm, maybe the Grindr idea...

Thing is, with the max patch, maybe one could set up an a/v/text chat in Live for anyone using the patch, which siunds kind of cool; like a google hangout type of thing. And you could use a good compression algo for the audio to give a quick direct stream....
*chin scratcher*
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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by Jack McOck » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Agreed, we need to post more info about ourselves online.

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Jack McOck wrote:Agreed, we need to post more info about ourselves online.
totally, just give me a call if you want to collab - 415 487 9944


what you're referring to is called making friends. you could use a computer for that or you can leave mom's basement. good luck!
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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by H20nly » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:39 pm

8O


:lol:

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:42 pm

H20nly wrote:8O


:lol:
was that you who just called? I was away from my desk.
oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by re:dream » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Why 'in my neighbourhood'?

I thought the whole point of this interweb thing is that it is meant to abolish space?

Or am I confusing it with the Hadron collider?

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by Jack McOck » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:43 pm

Shit just got weird.

I'm out.

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by regretfullySaid » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:09 pm

I know you're out. You have some peanut butter on your chin.
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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by H20nly » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:53 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
H20nly wrote:8O


:lol:
was that you who just called? I was away from my desk.
:D

no, not me... i stay away. your floor is too sticky, the phone can't be far behind...

here, call me... (415) 896-1075

but use your cell phone.

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Re: Idea: Google Earth/Maps search for Live users/collaborators?

Post by slatepipe » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:14 pm

there's a map with pins on showing where people live somewhere on the reaper forum, though i cant find it at the moment, i'm drunk :? :x

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