Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Steam Groups on Google Maps


The Steam Community Map Browser is a pretty visualisation of a large network of Steam Community members. The Steam computer game distribution platform allows players to create and join groups which the map has accessed through the Steam Web API.

The circles on the map represent Steam groups and are clustered close together if they share a large number of the same players. The map tiles were created using the Gephi interactive visualisation platform.

Some of the larger and more interesting groups on the map include map markers which when clicked on reveals information about the group in the map sidebar, including a link to their Steam Community page.
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