How do i get this new data that you've aggregated from everyone's exports into my game?
Just install GatherMate2_Data, and use the Import functionality in-game. It contains all data submitted until last week, and a new version with all the new data since then will be available soon, probably tomorrow.
So, i've successfully merged all the files in this topic. Final file contains around 3.5k nodes for different professions (There are no duplicates, they are all unique).
The GatherMate2_Data project on WoWAce also contains all the data (up to the post I made when I made the release) since the new release was made yesterday.
Additionally, since the position is taken from where you stand when you gather the plant, it can be slightly inaccurate - leading to having multiple positions for the same plant which overlap with only minimal differences. These "duplicates but not quite" nodes are purged from the official release because they serve no purpose other then using extra space and memory.
This cleaning is what took most of the effort to get right, just blindly combining the databases was done in a couple minutes. :)
Everything contributed until now has been imported, cleaned and de-duplicated. A new release of GatherMate2_Data should be available soon.
To avoid excess node spam, nodes very close to each other may have been cleaned up, but that should be within a few in-game yards, so nothing is really lost. GatherMate2 would never have collected nodes that close to each other, anyway, not with default cleanup settings.
So in short, the database is what you would get after manually combining all data listed here and using the GM2 Cleanup function in the Maintenance section.
Well preferably one wouldn't have a bunch of duplicates and stuff, so it should filter out nodes that are basically identical, but not quite (like overlapping but due to inaccuracies not identical), and things like that.
Merging the plain databases isn't the hard work. :)
since WoWHead and WoWDB do not track spawns of Legion herbs (yet, or ever, it seems unclear), some people have asked if they can contribute their own gathered data for inclusion in GatherMate2_Data.
After briefly looking into how I could pull this off, I concluded there is really no reason not to do that.
So I'll be building some scripts to combine the user-provided data and package it into GatherMate2_Data.
What do I need to do that? Well! Data, of course. I have plenty Legion Herb data myself, but no mining and barely any fishing.
So if you want to contribute, upload your data somewhere and link it here, and I'll integrate it within the next week or so.
Upload your "World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<name>\SavedVariables\GatherMate2.lua" to any file sharing service of your choice (simple things like OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox preferred, mega also ok), and post a link to that here. I'll quickly check them and then run them through my script to include the nodes in the central database.