Tuesday 7 June 2016, by
You will need one or several accounts depending on the number of recordings you want to publish. SoundCloud service is quite limited and you will only be able to upload a few hours of sound for each account.
PlayerMap will show all the tracks added to a SoundCloud group. This way, the creation of the sound map can be collaborative, as you will have the opportunity to invite other people to participate in your project. In addition, you will be able to add as many sounds as you want, even if you you exceed the limit of one account. Just remember that the group moderator must approve all contributions and that it is only possible to create one group per account.
In addition to upload your recordings and add them to your SoundCloud group you will also have to introduce the location of each of the tracks you publish. For that you must use tags. In the upload form you will find a field to add them, copy and paste the geographical information following this example and remember to write both tags in quotation marks, always use the point to separate decimals and to write accurately.
* You can find the latitude and longitude of any place using the following website - http://www.latlong.net/convert-address-to-lat-long.html
After adding some recordings to your group, download the script files from Github and upload them to your server. You may place them into a folder called map if you want.
Edit index.html script to include the your map’s URL and your SoundCloud group’s id. This is step is more complicated because it is not easy to find your group’s id.
a) In order to find the id of your group, open a SoundCloud API URL in your browser composed as follows
http://api.soundcloud.com/resolve.json?url= + SoundCloud group URL + &client_id=bfaf07dd601c910773c4c6d7550a0df3
For example, the address of the group that we have created for the demo map is - https://soundcloud.com/groups/my-sound-map -. To get its id we visited the following address - http://api.soundcloud.com/resolve.json?url=https://soundcloud.com/groups/my-sound-map&client_id=bfaf07dd601c910773c4c6d7550a0df3 -.
b) In the browser you will see all information about your group encoded in JSON. Don’t freak out, the second value in the list is the id of your group!
c) After writing your map’s URL instead of escribe_aqui_la_url_de_tu_mapa, copy and paste the id of your group instead of escribe_aqui_la_id.
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