World Go Clubs Maps
This page lists various websites or pages offering maps of Go clubs, players and organisations.
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The map at http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/go-clubs_76310 was started by David Richfield because he loved OpenStreetMap and wanted a pretty map of Go clubs.
As of 2019-04-23 it included some 553 clubs including 75 in the UK, 74 in the US, 70 in Italy, 46 in Russia, 27 in Canada, 23 in Switzerland, and 21 in the Netherlands.
The map is based on the database of go clubs at http://goclubdb.herokuapp.com/, which is free any visitor to edit.
The interactive map at https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zUFqP7eRibjg.k9aPlMDK_TPM was started by Dylan Carter because he “liked the old igolocal”.
It is intended to be a map of all the go clubs in the world, but it also has layers for individual Go players, national Go associations, and internet Go servers.
As of 2019-04-23 it showed approximately 8 servers, 20 individuals and 120 organisations, of which approximately 70 were in Europe, 13 in North America, 7 in South America, 7 in Africa, 15 in Australasia, 5 in the Near East and 8 in the Far East.
WhereToPlayGo hopes to serve as the definitive map for Go clubs, Go players, and eventually Go events and to differentiate itself by being up-to-date and accurate. The map is located at https://wheretoplaygo.com, hosted by Baduk Club.
Launched in 2019, as of 2020-09-12 it showed some 267 clubs and 217 Go players.
- As of 2019-09-30 it showed some 61 clubs and 15 Go players, of which 2 clubs were in South America, 2 in Asia, 12 in Europe, and the rest in North America.
Club data was initially populated by hand by the site administrators, but soon club organizers and players were able to add the information themselves. The site automatically emails organizers to ensure the information is current and it will soon give visitors the chance to mark information as out-of-date or inaccurate.
WhereToPlayGo is only the start of The Go Hub at Baduk Club with much more functionality to come. The site also provides club admins data on how often their listing was viewed and when. And it also allows meetup attendees to record their games against one another.
Devin Fraze created the map to ease the new player experience, enhance Go communities, and assist Go organizers to better serve their communities. Derek Meer developed the initial map.