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Easily view users from your favorite Stack Exchange community on a map.


I wanted to make it easy to browse the Travel.SE users by location, so I built this little hack as part of my 48HourApps series. It works for all Stack Exchange sites.


Created by John Britton

Logo built to order by Chris Kennedy. Marker "spiderfying" by George MacKerron. Searchable dropdown using Chosen by Harvest. Google Maps, jQuery, and GitHub were used too.

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    Is this by location specified in the profile? How do you get the exact location then? Aug 23, 2012 at 4:27
  • Yes, the location is based on the profile. I use a geocoding library to place the pins. Aug 25, 2012 at 2:05
  • When accessing I received the following errors: i.imgur.com/PiAJNg6.png Jun 26, 2013 at 22:06
  • Thanks for the note. This is probably a result of Yahoo changing their geocoding API. Pull Requests welcome: github.com/johndbritton/stackmaps Jun 27, 2013 at 9:42
  • It's working again, I moved it to the Google geocoder. Jun 28, 2013 at 10:03
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    Can you clarify in which order the users are plotted as one clicks the show more users button?
    – E.P.
    Feb 6, 2016 at 17:54
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    I think it's based on most active, but it's been so long I don't remember. Feb 6, 2016 at 19:52
  • Hi @John, if you have a moment, could you update your application to use the new version of Google Maps API released last summer? Right now, it doesn't seem to work properly.
    – Glorfindel
    Feb 12, 2019 at 8:34
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    I now get a popover that says, "This page can't load Google Maps correctly." and numerous errors and warnings in the browser console. ... Also, loading the app/site via HTTPS results in additional failures due to "Mixed Content". Feb 12, 2019 at 8:40


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