🌎 🌍 🌏 I'm working on a #map of #Mastodon servers "near me" basically mapping servers that are region-specific, as a way for folks to find Mastodon users in their region. Blue = signed on to the Mastodon Covenant, Green = I"m not sure they did.
This is my first time using #openstreetmap so I'd be grateful of any and all feedback, and offers to collaborate - I assume I can share the map for editing somehow 🤷
Here's the link: http://u.osmfr.org/m/550053/
@zudlig yeh, I went with geo centre so I could leave room for instances dedicated to cities, especially capitals. I also don't want to give the idea that a given instance is arbitrarily bordered, so the notion is it's "near" you and has people "near" you. More a hint of regionality than defined national borders or city vs rural etc.
I'm not in any position to offer help but what you have achieved here so far is immense!
Its so much easier to picture the fediverse seeing it laid out geographically .
Sent a link to my Glasgow based offspring as I wasn't aware of Glasgow.social
Nice one, keep it going and, if you think I could help, let me know how.
@Jkp cheers for the support, glad you like it! sending people to instances is about the biggest help anyone can offer, so either find more offspring, make more offspring, or tell non-offspring to go check out the server 🏴 👍
@zleap Cheers Paul, I had mastodon.scot already, I can't find or get mastodon.wales nor mastodon.org.uk to load though. I'll check them both again tomorrow, if they load I'll add them when I see them. Actually, .org.uk loaded, just super slow tonight it looks like.
@t3rr0rz0n3 just tell me the server and the locale or region it is intended to serve. and optionally if it's signed on to the Mastodon Server Covenant or not.
@jaz The node is mine, which I am admin, is called Xarxa.cloud and you can put it next to mastodont.cat (in Catalonia). It's a regional node.
@bumblebee no worries mate. For the time being the map is intended to help people find servers to join "near them", so while I love that you're working on your instance, I'll keep it off the map until you're open for business and targeting the area - general instances aren't going to be on the map. Batten down for Christoph!
It is self-hosted in Rennes, Bretagne, France https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/54517#map=11/48.1381/-1.6916
@papaeng89 alors c'est fait, merci. J'ai passe deux semaines a Auxerre/Tonnerre quand j'avais 13 ou 14, c'etait tres jolie! C'etait mon premiere fois en France.
@jaz oh, sorry. AS Long AS I dont know how to be compliant to gdpr and those things, I wont accept registrations.
@thomas I am not a lawyer, but article 4.18 of GDPR states you must be engaged in an "economic activity"; and the personal and household exemptions apply to undertakings with “no connection to a professional or commercial activity”. So, certainly a grey area, but if I were flying solo and not charging anyone, I would personally presume I am not subject to GDPR.
@tchambers hi Tim, thanks for the link, I'm focussed on locality and indieweb.social seems to be topical, not locality. I read your about page etc., I don't see the DC connection, am I missing it?
@jaz Ah got it, you are correct, indieweb.social is not a "local" focused instance in our topic. Sorry for my confusion.
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