A map of LWers—find members of the community living near you.

There seems to be a lot of en­thu­si­asm around LessWrong mee­tups, so I thought some­thing like this might be in­ter­est­ing too. There is no need to reg­ister—just add your marker and keep an eye out for some­one liv­ing near you.

Here’s the link: https://​​www.zeemaps.com/​​map?group=1323143

I posted this on an Open Thread first. Below are some ob­ser­va­tions based on the pre­vi­ous dis­cus­sion:

When cre­at­ing a new marker you will be given a spe­cial URL you can use to edit it later. If you lose it, you can cre­ate a new one and ask me to delete the old marker. Try not to lose it though.

If some­one you tried to con­tact is un­reach­able, no­tify me and I’ll delete the marker in or­der to keep the map tidy. Also, try to keep your own marker up­dated.

It was sug­gested that it would be a good idea to cir­cu­late the map around sur­vey time. I’ll try to re­mind ev­ery­one to up­date their mark­ers around that time. Any ma­jor changes (e.g. chang­ing ad­min, switch­ing ser­vices, re­mak­ing the map to elimi­nate dead mark­ers) will also hap­pen then.

The map data can be ex­ported by any­one, so there’s no need to start over if I dis­ap­pear or what­ever.

Edit: Please, you have to make it pos­si­ble to con­tact you. If you choose to use a name that doesn’t match your LW ac­count, you have to add an email ad­dress or equiv­a­lent. If you don’t do that, it is as­sumed that the name on the marker is your user­name here, but if it isn’t you are es­sen­tially un­reach­able and will be re­moved.