Map plots global quake remembrance

Public Memorial Service held in the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake. Families place flowers on the memorial after the service.
Public Memorial Service held in the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake. Families place flowers on the memorial after the service.
MEMORIAL: Public Memorial Service held in the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake. Acknowledging those who had passed away in the earthquake.
MEMORIAL: Public Memorial Service held in the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake. Acknowledging those who had passed away in the earthquake.
A MOMENT: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake.
Laying flowers at the CTV site.
A MOMENT: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake. Laying flowers at the CTV site.
SERVICE: Public Memorial Service held in the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the February 22nd 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Families place flowers on the memorial after the service.
SERVICE: Public Memorial Service held in the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the February 22nd 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Families place flowers on the memorial after the service.
FLOWERS: Public Memorial Service at the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the Christchurch 22nd February 2011 Earthquake. Those attending threw flowers into the river afterwards.
FLOWERS: Public Memorial Service at the Botanic Gardens on the third anniversary of the Christchurch 22nd February 2011 Earthquake. Those attending threw flowers into the river afterwards.
PUNTING: Public Memorial Service on the third anniversary of the Christchurch 22nd February 2011 Earthquake held in the Botanic Gardens. Those attending threw flowers into the river afterwards.
PUNTING: Public Memorial Service on the third anniversary of the Christchurch 22nd February 2011 Earthquake held in the Botanic Gardens. Those attending threw flowers into the river afterwards.
MINUTE SILENCE: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake.
People gather for 12.51pm next to the CTV site.
MINUTE SILENCE: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake. People gather for 12.51pm next to the CTV site.
ANTARTIC: Staff of Antarctica NZ gathered around the traffic cone looking towards NZ at 12:51pm today.
ANTARTIC: Staff of Antarctica NZ gathered around the traffic cone looking towards NZ at 12:51pm today.
REFLECTION: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake.
Laying flowers at the CTV site.
REFLECTION: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake. Laying flowers at the CTV site.
MEMORIAL CHAIRS: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake.
A woman at the quake memorial opposite CTV site. The empty chairs represent quake victims.
MEMORIAL CHAIRS: Anniversary of February 22nd 2011 earthquake. A woman at the quake memorial opposite CTV site. The empty chairs represent quake victims.
RUN: A Run to Remember held for the second year in a row. Port Hills course from Harry Ell to Hansen Park, running to reflect and remember the February 22nd 2011 earthquake. Runners warming up and stretching.
RUN: A Run to Remember held for the second year in a row. Port Hills course from Harry Ell to Hansen Park, running to reflect and remember the February 22nd 2011 earthquake. Runners warming up and stretching.
CIVIC SERVICE: A good turn out at the civic memorial service in the Botanic Gardens.
CIVIC SERVICE: A good turn out at the civic memorial service in the Botanic Gardens.
A SINGLE ROSE: Civic memorial service in the Botanic Gardens.
A SINGLE ROSE: Civic memorial service in the Botanic Gardens.
WALK: An enthusiastic crowd of runners and walkers of all ages started from Victoria Park at 9:30am this morning as part of a 12km charity fun run/walk to honour those who lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.
WALK: An enthusiastic crowd of runners and walkers of all ages started from Victoria Park at 9:30am this morning as part of a 12km charity fun run/walk to honour those who lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.
Runners taking part in the second annual Run to Remember.
Runners taking part in the second annual Run to Remember.
DECORATED: Third anniversary of the Christchurch February 22nd 2011 Earthquake. Road cones were decorated with flowers.
DECORATED: Third anniversary of the Christchurch February 22nd 2011 Earthquake. Road cones were decorated with flowers.
A floral tribute put together by a Year 3 and 4 class at South Hornby School.
A floral tribute put together by a Year 3 and 4 class at South Hornby School.
The Hayes family in Mt Pleasant have used their house as a blackboard to write messages on since the quake.
The Hayes family in Mt Pleasant have used their house as a blackboard to write messages on since the quake.

A Christchurch man has created a digital map that pinpoints spots around the world that marked yesterday's anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake. 

Seth Gorrie, of Avonside, created a story map application using photographs shared on social media. 

He told online quake photo forum Chch EQ Photos he thought it was "very touching for those now living abroad to see everyone back home banding together to commemorate 3 years since the February 2011 earthquake."

STORY MAP: Seth Gorrie's digital map plots quake anniversary tributes around the globe.
STORY MAP: Seth Gorrie's digital map plots quake anniversary tributes around the globe.

"With a lot of media and social media posting pics inspired by Henry [Sunderland]'s road cone memorial I thought I would share this story map that I put together based on‪#‎chcheq‬ ‪#‎chch‬ tagged pictures throughout today," he said. 

Tributes featured are mainly from Christchurch, but also include decorated road cones in Wellington, Auckland, Melbourne and at Scott Base in Antarctica. 

Ex-pats who are commemorating the third anniversary of the disaster are encouraged to send their photos to Gorrie, who will continue to update the map as those in different time zones pause to remember. 

The Press