Site stats: Disputed areas in country maps

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  • #841225

    I see that the site stats page is updated to show hits by country on a map. India has 4 back areas: 3 of Kashmir and 1 of Arunachal Pradesh. I presume this is done for the sake of the ‘disputed territories’ concern.

    In that case do we see the Palestine in black? Do we see Tibet in black? What about territorial disputes regarding the Russian federation, the rest of the Middle East, the Falkland Islands, Kosovo, the Sudan, etc?

    I would like to know whether WordPress is taking a stand on these issues or simply bowing down to territorial interests of major world powers.

    The blog I need help with is oghmawriteshere.wordpress.com.

    #841322

    limberation
    Member

    India is all one color on my map. Dark orange.

    #841324

    jafrianews
    Member

    Word press has done a great thing , we should not politicize it , Rather we should ask Word Press to give the full features of Analytics For thier Blogs ,
    As I was very disturbed by not getting the complete analytic s of My , so I was about to change the server of My Blog to some other site , which offer such features.
    It is a good sign that the Word Press team is Upgrading its site, to keep the Blogs running on their site, then the People start shifting their Blogs to some better sites, with More facilities.

    #841326

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Exactly what map are you talking about?

    The only map I see on the WordPress.com stats page is entirely black and dark blue, with points of white, green and yellow to indicate new posts, comments and likes.

    #841329

    Site Stats has a panel, views by country. Click ‘summaries’ I see India red with the 4 aforementioned areas in black.

    I bear no issue if every other disputed territory in the word is black.

    #841331

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    New Stats feature! Thanks for pointing that out. And the map colors appear to be a “heat map” meaning the more intense the color, the higher the number of visits from that place.

    FWIW-I see no “black” areas at all on my map(s). All countries with no visitors show grey (too many of those!), so a screenshot of what you are seeing would certainly assist.

    #841332

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    OK-now I see what you mean. “Disputed areas” do appear to be lined and not solid colors. Since some areas are so small, it required zooming in.

    #841334

    limberation
    Member

    I still do not see that on mine, zooming in or not.

    #841335

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    If you are on the summaries page, mouse over any country and it will zoom the area.

    Helpful screenshot

    #841505

    macmanx
    Staff

    Color is assigned by number of views. The more views you have from a country, the redder it is.

    More info: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/where-in-the-world/

    #841543

    I have a screenshot of what i see here;

    Screenshot

    Make what you want of it. If Aksai Chin and AP are in black because of Chinese claims, then Tibet should be too.

    #841545

    limberation
    Member

    I could zoom, Jen – I didn’t see what you saw.

    #841546

    limberation
    Member

    Correction – last night it was not there – NOW mine looks like yours. That is only what I can term WEIRD.

    #841550

    Yup, I blog from Delhi and get lots of Indian visitors – and my stats map very clearly shows Kashmir & Jammu and AP as hatched areas. On a cursory exam of other countries with disputed areas, I couldn’t find any other hatching.

    Can macmanx or another staff member explain what is going on?

    #841557

    jblz
    Staff

    Hi, oghmawriteshere & all,
    Automattic is most certainly not taking a stance on any territorial disputes in India or elsewhere. As a matter of fact, we never noticed those shaded regions during development.

    The visualization is constructed with a third-party charting tool ( Google’s Geochart ). Their API documentation offers no method of affecting territory borders.

    If you’d like to tinker with the kind of code we’re using, check out this jsfiddle:
    http://jsfiddle.net/QqR6T/

    Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for bringing these implications to light.

    Best,
    ~Jeff

    #841558

    ashwin12345
    Member

    So is this restricted to India or other nations also?.

    #841568

    Thank you jblz for the clarification. If it’s third party, i don’t blame WP. But it seems more than a little irresponsible on your part to use a tool which clearly lacks impartiality, in the long run.

    Google may be anti-Indian, but WP need not tag that line.

    I saw the Google Geochart thing. On the whole world map, only 4 regions of India are black. That’s disgusting.

    #841569

    tandava108
    Member

    I agree, it certainly appears to be India that is singled out for this. Looking at other disputed territories, only the Indian ones are marked.

    I think there must be some Jihadis in Google

    #841570

    hnsaifi
    Member

    And I belong to that blackened area :)
    I feel much bad when I see world’s map. And this one is weird for sure.

    #841571

    hnsaifi
    Member

    I meant Kashmir.

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