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Message 19014 - Posted: 11 Feb 2008, 23:07:41 UTC
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Do you use Google Earth?

For the past year or so I have been maintaining a Google Earth placemark file showing the locations of any BOINC participants who wished to be included. I took it over from the original creator, bjango, because I thought it was just too cool to let pass into obscurity. The file can be found on the Google Earth Community message board here.

Users are listed in the file alphabetically, rather than by country, as Google Earth has graphical search features that are more than adequate to show you who is situated in a particular city, state, province or country. Each placemark is shown as a custom colour-coded icon in the classic BOINC font. A blue "B" indicates a regular user. A gold "B" indicates someone involved with the operation of a project (i.e. an administrator, developer, or scientist, but not a tester or forum moderator). A red "B" indicates the founder of an established team of five or more members.

Anyone who wishes to be included, please just step right up and say so! Tell me either through this message thread or by private message. Merely a city, or rough location, is sufficient. I'll put your marker in a neutral location, such as a park, body of water, or landmark of your choice (don't want any cyberstalkers being able to see right where you live...)

Anyone familiar with Google Earth and wishing to customize their locations and labels can email me a .kmz file as an attachment for inclusion. Send it to bcboinc (-at-) fandom.ca

Also, for anyone wishing to be included but who have set "International" as your country on BOINC, I offer the following largely neutral choices:

90 degrees North latitude
90 degrees South latitude
Mount Everest
The International Date Line (somewhere in the ocean)
The United Nations building in New York City

Additions and corrections are sought and encouraged. I am especially interested to know of any user who may warrant a different colour icon or users who have either moved or have stopped crunching BOINC, and can thus reasonably be taken out of the file. Comments and suggestions are also welcome. Enjoy!
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Message 19019 - Posted: 13 Feb 2008, 17:36:08 UTC

Another new update! Click here to download.

Changes as of 13 February 2008:
Added users adhc.com.au, Adm. Spock, [af>france>sale-caractere] ninicool, Anblick, Augustine, Blistering Sheep, [B^S] elektrohase, Carlos Pfitzner, Christopher, Coaster COG, Cowbridge Farm, Dapoohda, Darth Roxx, David Emigh, dioxyde, Dr. Breznjev, Dr. C.E.T.I., genes, Guenni, iamredeye, ID10T, Ken Vogt, LabRatICMP3, Michael Antonucci, MJKelleher, Oso Silencioso, Palo M., Paul, Pepo, Piescik, RDC, rfrary, Telthaur, UZi, William Kahler, Woody Woodpecker and Zeb
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Message 19034 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 17:29:01 UTC

Click here to download today's update!

Changes as of 20 February 2008:
Added users Andy Worth, David, Greg Hall, Heidi1 and Seahawk
Repositioned placemark for Pepo
Renamed marker for Shane Meyer
Added label information for Albert Einstein
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Message 19148 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 22:19:30 UTC

Update time! Click here to download!

A note about this update: Several users lately have been adding a team tag in front of their user names to indicate belonging to a specific team. While this is understandable, it makes trying to organize placemarks somewhat difficult, and in some cases made user names ridiculously long. As a result, starting now and in future, team tags will be left off a user's name when added to the placemark file. If you wish to indicate your allegiance in the file, you can always contact me and give me the URL of a custom team signature or other graphic or text to be included in your placemark's label (the box that pops up when a placemark is selected in Google Earth) and I will be happy to include it in the next update. Cheers!

Changes as of 2 March 2008:
Added user Larry
Repositioned several markers of users of Pirates@Home due to system placement errors.
Removed team tags from users Bichou, ninicool and elektrohase
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Message 19218 - Posted: 13 Mar 2008, 8:23:49 UTC

I got your updates right here!

Changes as of 13 March 2008:
Added users bobuk, rochester new york and Stuart Pitts
Removed team tags from users Brandon, McCarron, Sir Brian - err sorry - wrong film! and Teratoma, realphabetizing as necessary.
Altered icon colour for Odysseus to reflect founding Gnostic SETI
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Message 19303 - Posted: 26 Mar 2008, 16:08:27 UTC

New update time! Click here to download.

Changes as of 26 March 2008:
Added users Jim, rbpeake, Richard Haselgrove, Scott Brown and teknician
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Message 20612 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 20:50:52 UTC

After far longer than I would have cared for it to be, here at last is a new update! Click here to download.

Changes as of 4 October 2008:
Added users Andrej Otroshenko, Andrew, Dingo, Dune_Finkleberryâ„¢, gaz, Helsionium, hiamps, Jim_Clark, John M., JohnS, SteveK, Thunder, WikiWill, xgrinch and zerocool
Renamed user Albert Einstein to Mr. Majestic and updated team information.
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Message 21350 - Posted: 17 Apr 2009, 19:00:03 UTC

After far too long again (sorry!), a new update! Click here to download.

Changes as of : 17 April 2009
Added users Arballo, Atrus, BamBam, Bruce, Dirk Villarreal Wittich, EinBro, FilmFreak, HarryM, Jackster, Jakob Creutzfeld, Sid, tomcat
Repositioned placemark for adhc.com.au
Removed team tag from Halifax--lad and realphabetized.
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Message 21355 - Posted: 18 Apr 2009, 21:53:28 UTC

Another update! So soon! Click here to download.

Changes as of 18 April 2009
Added users Brian, Brian B, Captain Avatar, Captainkaboom, dainenyu, FiveDollarYoBet, Happy5214, J D K, Jean-Claude, KPX, Lamour Benoit, Logan, lq1082261, Maniac, Mak Sim, markx999, miketoth1001, MikeX, mirabilos, Pooh Bear 27, ScOrPIoN, sotalaboira, Thor Prime, Welcome to St Lucia - a Caribbean paradise but no pirates !
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