INGRESS MAXFIELD

An Ingress Linking and Fielding Strategy Generator


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Welcome to version 3.1 of Ingress Maxfield. If this is your first time using this tool, please read the Instructions below. Updates from the previous versions can be found in the Change Log. This version removes the 50 portal limit by using a significantly more efficient algorithm. It also does a much better job at reducing the number of times you will need to walk back to a portal. As a side effect, operations that include a large number of portals (more than about 20) may not have a perfectly optimized plan, but it will be nearly optimal. If you are not satisfied with the Maxfield results, try submitting your portal list again. There are many ways to optimize, so you may get a different plan!

A bottleneck in the plan generation was the creation of the link-by-link images. These are not very useful for planning, anyway, so I've removed them from the website version of Maxfield. You're still welcome to download the code and run it yourself if you would still like to generate these plots.

I have also added a prediction for the expected time to complete your plan. The exact details can be found under the "Predicted Runtime" menu below. When you submit a job, you will be told the predicted runtime for your plan and also the predicted runtime of plans currently in the queue. This will give you an idea of how long you will need to wait for your results. Jobs that are predicted to take longer than 20 minutes to process will not be accepted. Any job that is running for more than 20 minutes will be killed.

I've moved the entire website to a new server which is much, much faster than the old one. This means your jobs should be done significantly quicker!

Finally, I've increased the time plans are kept on the server to 48 hours.

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Ingress Maxfield is an Ingress linking and fielding strategy generator. Given a list of portals, Maxfield will determine the optimal order to link the portals to create the most fields and earn the most AP whilst walking the least. The script uses the same strategy as outlined in this Youtube video. The backend for this website is a Python script written by Jonathan Baker which you can find on his Github repository. I have a slightly modified version of the script that I use on this website. You can find my version of the script on my Github repository You do not need to install any software to use this website. Just upload your portal list and hit Submit!
How to use this website:
  1. Determine the number of agents you will be working with.
  2. You will need three pieces of information about the portals you want to include in this operation: 1) the portal name, 2) the Intel map link for this portal (see below for instructions on getting this), 3) (optional) the number of keys your teams has for this portal, and 4) (optional) SBLA if the portal is equiped with a SoftBank Link Amp.
  3. In a plain text document (i.e. not a Microsoft Word document - use a basic text editor such as Notepad), create a list of the portals. The format of this list must be:
    Portal name; Intel map link; (Optional) Number of keys your team has for this portal; (optional) SBLA
    For example:
    Confederate Cemetery; https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=38.033438,-78.513349&z=17&pll=38.036267,-78.513897; 3; SBLA
  4. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page. You may upload your list or copy it in to the text area. Note: if you upload your portal list, it must be in plain text format (i.e. not a Microsoft Word .doc).
  5. If you would like to receive an email when your request is processed, enter your email address in the form below.
  6. When you push submit, your request will be sent to a queue. Depending on how many portals you have and how busy the server is, it will take anywhere from a few to 30 minutes for your job to be completed.
  7. Your online results will be available for 48 hours before they are erased from the server.
How to get the Intel map link for a portal:
  1. Locate a portal on the Intel map
  2. Click on the portal. This will open the portal information frame.
  3. Click on the "Link" button () in the upper-right of the Intel map.
  4. Copy the map link and paste it into your portal list.
Last updated: 9 March 2016

Below is a figure with the predicted runtime for projects with a given number of portals and agents. These are tests I ran using several randomly generated portals. The exact runtime for your project will vary with the portal layout. At this time I am limiting plans to a total runtime of 1200 seconds (20 minutes). If your portal file will take longer than 20 minutes to process based on these tests, it will be rejected.
Developing and maintaining this website takes time, energy, and money. If you like what I am doing or you find yourself using the site often, please consider donating towards server fees. Every little donation helps.
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8 Mar 2016 - v3.1
26 Feb 2016 - v3.0
23 May 2015 - Bug Fix - v2.2
21 April 2015 - Bug Fixes - v2.1
28 January 2015 - Feature Addition
23 December 2014 - Small Bug Fix
05 October 2014 - Small Website Update
03 October 2014 - Maxfield and Website Updates
11 August 2014 - Website Updates
For the latest news and plans, or to offer your own suggestions, visit our subreddit or contact me!

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