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slavix
12-06-2007, 04:55 AM
http://lh3.google.com/mikerin.slava/R1fW1RX-ngI/AAAAAAAAAFs/TDPGRv6o_kk/s144/all-meetup-groups-nh%2Boverlay.jpg (http://ronpaulia.com) Hello dear Ron Paulites. Please visit RONPAULIA (http://ronpaulia.com) - The Ron Paul Planet. RONPAULIA is a web application that I hope to make into a useful tool for the campaign. In current stage of development I focused on Ron Paul Meetup groups over at meetup.com, a great tool for community organizing. I started collecting individual group statistics about a month ago and wanted visualize that data. That led me to Google Earth, a very cool program for virtual earth browsing. I wrote a program that plots Ron Paul Meetup groups from around the world into Google Earth in almost real time (daily updates). Each group is modeled based on membership (larger groups appear wider) and activity (models get taller and colors progress from cold blue to red hot) .You can examine each group in detail to see how it changed over time. There is actually an animation feature available where you can watch the groups grow. I plan to add a model of the Ron Paul Blimp to RONPAULIA soon, so we can visually track its route and current location. I hope this project will help the campaign by creating excitement, fostering cooperation/competition among the groups and increasing publicity.

The planet has been in the works for the past few months and now it is ready for initial habitation. In order to launch yourself you need to download Google Earth (http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html), install it, then download RONPAULIA installation file (http://ronpaulia.com/downloads/ronpaulia.kmz) and open it inside Google Earth. Look around and let me know what you like, don’t like, what works, what doesn’t, what should be improved and any other ideas for making RONPAULIA a great planet and a good tool for the campaign.