Graphical Concert Index
This is an experimental page. I hope you find it useful. As
stated, the basic idea is to select a location and get back a list of
nearby EM concerts.
A few notes on how this works:
- Select a location carefully - the program which returns listings
is sensitive to any change in position
- Artist-based concert listings, or anything not based upon
a specific location, are not included here, for obvious reasons
- All the listings are on the world map, the detail maps are just
an aid in specifying a more precise location
- The distance calculation is not intelligent - I am not using
spherical geometry or anything like that, just a planar projection
- If you pick a location which is very far away from any EM concerts,
the closest match might not be very accurate - for example, I am not
taking into account the cylindrical nature of the edges on the world
- There is a "weight" factor, and listings which cover a larger
region do not need to be approached as closely in order to show up
- The world map is not terribly accurate - I had to cobble it together
mostly by hand
- The US & Europe maps are taken from Virtual Tourist (public
domain maps; link defunct).
Aside from these factors, I hope it will be helpful. The only
concern I really have is this: on a map this size, how easy is it
to find & specify a location with sufficient accuracy? Obviously,
someone more familiar with geography will find it easier.
Of course, feel free to use the ordinary text
listing as it is really just as useful, aside from glamour. Maybe
at some point the number of listings will be so large that the
graphical index will be more than a curiosity.
Finally, feel free to supply me
with URLs I might have missed. Because of the nature of this index, I
can only use listings which take place at a specific site or region,
but of course I'm happy to link in other sorts of concert listings onto
the text index.
To graphical map
Todd M. McComb