You Can Get A Map That Shows Locations Of Pokemon In Your Area (If You Have Programming Skills)

A group of developers that are playing Pokemon GO have created a tool that shows the location of every Pokemon within a given area on Google Maps. The project is still in its early stages and there are technical hoops that you have to jump through to get the tool up and running. Programming skills will help you here. Read on for the details.
[related title=”More Stories on Pokemon GO” tag=”pokemon go” items=”5″]
The Pokemon GO Map project spawned from a sub-Reddit devoted to developers who are playing the game. One developer, Ahmed Almutawa worked out how to pull raw data out of the game and posted the project on GitHub, which now has a large number of contributors that are trying to make it more accessible to people who don’t have programming skills.

For now, if you’re a programmer who knows how to use the Python programming language and the command line, you can take advantage of the project. You’ll need to have Python, and a Pokemon Club account.

You can find the full list of instructions over at Reddit. The contents of the project can be found on GitHub.

As mentioned, this isn’t a novice project and if you don’t have the technical skills to use this Pokemon GO Map tool, it’s best to check in later. If Niantic doesn’t find a way to block it, soon enough the project will develop into something that is more user-friendly.

[Via The Verge/Reddit/GitHub]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.