The migration from phpBB to SMF gave me a bit problems updating these maps as the location information in SMF is not provided in the same way as in phpBB (you have to look at each members profile to see the member's location). But now this problem is solved with some help from one of the other moderators. This means that the udpates of these maps will be performed far more often than in the past as the workload for each update is far less.
As I updated the maps today, we have over 900 members placed on the maps!
I still have some problems pointing out the location for some of the users that has provided localization info. With a location like "usa" I am not able to place you on the map. It is also of tremendous help with the state info provided. Let's say you live in hoobdoobatown in texas. With just "hoobadoobatown" I will have to do some research to find out where you live, and if the name of this town also exists in North Dakota, I can not say which state you live in. With the location set to "hoobadoobatown, tx" or "hoobadoobatown, texas", the update of the maps goes much much smoother. And besides, you will get far more accurate answers as the information about the climate (which the person that answers is far more likely to know something about if the information about which state you live in is provided) is a vital part of many answers.
The same goes for all of you that live in other countries. With just "Oslo" in the location I guess many of you would have a hard time knowing where I live. With "Oslo, Norway" some of you might have a clue about where I live. If you don't, I suggest you take a look at a map of the world anyway ;)
So please make sure your location provide acurate information in your profile. If you don't want to say which town you live in, that's ok, but the name of the state or the name of the country you live in would still be good.
I have a busy schedule these days, so 5 or 6 of you are not placed on the map yet, as the coordinates on the map of the country you live in is not defined yet. I hope to update this quite soon though.