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Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

Hi! It has been awhile since we asked you to Show us your Network Atlas maps! We want to check back in and focus on Worldwide Maps this time.

The User Experience group wants to see examples of the Worldwide Maps you utilize in Orion. We also want to know: What do you like about Worldwide Maps as in what can you absolutely not live without? What challenges, frustrations or issues do you have with it?--Share screenshots (scrubbed is fine) of your maps either here OR email it directly to me at kristin.bongiovanni@solarwinds.com AND tell us your Worldwide Maps stories, then we'll award you 500 thwack points for your participation. Please submit your maps by November 1, 2019 to receive your 500 THWACK points.

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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

New environment still being built out, so it's not the right color yet but slowly getting there.

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My biggest concern is going to be the number of devices, as I've heard that there is a limit to the number of devices you can pin to a map. At the moment I only have approx. 4500 devices imported still with another 6000-8000 to go!

- David Smith
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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

Group your nodes by building and put the GPS coordinates on the group.  Then limit the map to doing groups, works much quicker and is easier!    We dynamically add our nodes to the groups based on our naming scheme.  Works out really nice for us and much easier to work with!!

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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

Thanks, Craig - We are already doing that. All the nodes are Grouped by location and then automatically added to the map using a script in the background.

- David Smith
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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

This is a very good idea, but I am having difficulty getting the Groups to appear on the World Map. You say to "limit the map to doing groups", but how does one do that?

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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

To be specific, here is what I have done:

1. Created two Group custom properties, called GroupLatitude, and GroupLongitude with floating point number as the format.

2. Created Groups of nodes for each country using the Country node custom property dynamically.

3. Assigned a value for GroupLatitude and GroupLongitude to each Country group.

4. Enabled the auto geolcation feature.

What have I missed?

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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

Can you give more details as to exactly how this was done. Is the GPS information in the form of Latitude and Longitude? How did you "limit the map to doing Groups"? Thanks.

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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

Thanks brscott@arcbtech.com🙂 Can you share a little context around this map? Anything you particularly like or dislike about using Worldwide maps?

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Re: Show us your Worldwide Maps -- for 500 THWACK points!

I would like to say it's all just add the world map widget to the page and bam it's done ,but that is far from the case.

When I started the map very few nodes had location information and of those that did most was inaccurate.  Being a transportation and logistics company, we just happen to have a database of every location we have with longitude and latitude.  We also happen to have a good IP address scheme.  Using an powershell script, I could deduce the location code from the IP, then lookup the geolocation from the database, and manually assign Orion.WorldMap.Point to each node.  I run the script daily to keep up with new nodes.