A new map is available that shows many of the mesh nodes across the state of Utah. The map can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/jfvqx6s. Mesh operators can add a new node or manage existing nodes via the map as well. For details on how to do this expand the map description in the upper left corner of the map when it first loads.
You may be asking why this map was created. After all, there is an existing map on the Broadband Hamnet web page. The reason for creating this map is:
While basic maps are great, just knowing the location of a node does not give mesh operators the information they need to connect to a node. They need additional information like the SSID, where a directional antenna is pointing, frequency, etc. This map provides that information and more.
I want to see mesh succeed in Utah. I don't believe that can happen if we as mesh operators don't know where the mesh nodes are and how to connect to them.
I like the idea of having a map that is specific to Utah rather than covering the entire United States and in some cases the world.
So there you have it. My hope is that this map will prove useful to mesh operators around the great state of Utah. We all know a map won't do anyone any good if no one knows it exists. With that in mind, please tell any mesh operators you know about this map.