The map on the home page of this site displays a seemingly innocuous, interactive satellite image.
The position this opens at is no coincidence, but in fact the current location of Ben.
In modern times where data privacy is paramount, I am experimenting on myself, giving up an insight into my life and simultaneously providing a universally understandable answer to the question “where in the world is Ben” – something I often wish to know first about others.
On the technical side of this, the OpenPaths service is updated with the location of my phone using their app. A basic Node.js script run via Cron uses the API to retrieve the latest point and store it in this website's database.
The JS compiler injects these stored values which are used as the centre point for Google maps API.