For my Friends, this is an update to a column I did in the late Summer of 2006. The original article was intended to see where in the world Newsviners called home. But the original article was too ambitious! Not only did it ask you where you currently called home, but where were you born and where have you been! The data collected ended up being too large to capture in a reasonable fashion to easily display for you, my fellow Viners. This one is much more simple.
I have created a map at: http://www.mapservices.org/myguestmap/showguestmap.do?id=dcoverturf that allows you to put a marker in the country or state where you live. Simple and straightforward.
Once you link to the map, you need to:
1. Using the zoom and navigation controls in the upper left of the map, locate the place that you want to place your marker.
2. Zoom in to get the precision that you desire in the placement of your maker and then click where you want the marker to be placed. You can be as precise in your marker placement as you desire.
3. When you click on the point where you want your marker, a dialogue box will open to allow you to put your Newsvine name, a comment and your web site if you want to. You only have to put your name.
4. Then select your desired icon by clicking on it. Then hit done.
I believe that this is a much easier way to see the geographical dispersion of Viners than my earlier attempt!
A hint: Don't list your street address unless you want some of us to drop by for coffee!