The Santa Tracker Map

Chat with Elf MaxThe Santa Tracker Map – a presentation by Elf Max on 17 July 2021

Here are some highlights share by Elf Max and others in this chat:

  • The official map comes from North Pole Flight Command
  • Sensors on Santa’s suit and Santa’s sleigh help Flight Command update the map
  • There will not be an IOS App of the Santa Tracker map, although all websites are mobile ready.
  • Santa sees a different map with slightly different and customized information
  • Nobody ever gets on the sleigh with Santa
  • Flight command works with many governments and military personnel
  • There are many elves working in governments and military units

Chat Transcript:

Elf MaxMy presentation today is about the Santa Tracker Map.
Elf MaxI actually do not feel qualified to talk about it. The map comes from North Pole Flight Command. I’ve been chosen to talk about it because right now the official map is only available at
Elf MaxWhen you look at the map right now what you will see is the last reported location of the map as Flight Command knows it. You can see it on our website at
Elf MaxElf Buck Sanchez, flight director at the North Pole, will speak to us soon about Santa’s Flight Plan. To understand Santa’s Flight Plan you need to understand the map.
Elf MaxNorth Pole Flight Command has divided the world into five pieces we call Sectors. We refer to you being in a certain sector because we want you to understand fully where you are on the map and in Santa’s flight plan.
Elf MaxIf you study the map and the flight plan, you can begin to think like Santa. Elf Crash just talked about that.
Elf MaxAnticipating what Santa will need to know about your sector and flying into your neighborhood is important in knowing how to help him. For example, if you are in Sector 5 you know that Santa will be in Sector 4 just before he comes to your sector. In looking at Sector 4 you know it is Summer there in most parts of the sector. His flight in Sector 4 will be very different than what it will be when he g
Elf Maxhe gets to Sector 5. Knowing that, don’t you think your reports should focus on those differences for Santa?
Elf MaxThat is why knowing the map is so important.
Elf MaxKnowing the map will also help you to understand what all the other tracker elves in all the other sectors are going through. It will also help you to understand the news as it comes out on the radio from the North Pole.
Elf MaxSo study the map. Understand the sectors. And be ready to help Santa. Thank you.
Elf MaxI will take your questions now about the map.
Elf Flip BeanzHow does the North Pole update the map?
Elf MaxThere are sensors on Santa’s suit and Santa’s sleigh, as I understand it
Elf MaxI also think there are sensors on Crash’s sleigh
Elf Crash MurphyThere are. But they don’t use those sensors to make the map
Elf MaxThey don’t, Crash?
Elf Crash MurphyNo. They use them to calculate how far I am from an In and Out Burger.
Elf MaxHa. Right, Crash.
Elf Lil CreamIs there going to be an IOS app this year where u can track?
Elf MaxNo. Unfortunately, IOS is completely incompatible with North Pole systems
Elf Crash MurphyTell the real truth Max
Elf MaxOk. They also want to CHARGE Santa
Elf Lil Creamreally?
Elf Crash MurphyThat’s right. Naughty people at Apple
Elf MaxYes, it is cost prohibitive at this time for the North Pole to develop an IOS map
Elf Crash MurphyBUT….every North Pole website is mobile ready
Elf Crash MurphyAnd I used them on my phone on the sleigh every year
Elf MaxThank you, Crash. Excellent point.
Elf Lil Creamokay!
Elf Lil Creamalso, on the map it has all the test flights that are happening, or have happened, how do u tell which ones is the most current?
Elf MaxThe bouncing sleigh is the most current position.
Elf MaxWe’re discussing whether or not to leave up past positions on the map
Elf MaxIt’s getting crowded on that map already
Elf Lil Creamoh, thats what i thought, but if u click on another test flight, that one becomes bouncing
Elf MaxBut of course tracking test flights is far different than tracking Santa
Elf MaxYes, you’re correct. The map is intended to show a lot more information than what it shows
Elf MaxOn Christmas Eve, those who track Santa and want more info on where he has been need only click on those past indicators
Elf MaxIt will give the time Santa was there, for example
Elf MaxAnd it might, I think, link to past news and radio reports
Elf Lil Creamohhh ok
Elf MaxThe past locations on the Christmas Eve map use a much smaller icon, I believe
Elf MaxI know that the past news reports at get read a LOT through out the year
Elf MaxCrash, do you use the map a lot in flight?
Elf Crash MurphyActually, I do not. No need for it. Santa’s right in front of me the whole time.
Elf Crash MurphyI look at it now and then only to see how I look to the rest of the world.
Elf Crash MurphyI like to know what the tracker elves out there are seeing, actually
Elf MaxWhat about Santa? Does he see the map?
Elf Crash MurphyHe sees a different map
Elf MaxHe does?
Elf Crash MurphyYes, his map is like no other.
Elf Crash MurphyIt shows him all the danger zones
Elf Crash MurphyThose things are the culmination of reports sent in by trackers
Elf Crash MurphyHis map changes constantly when he is in flight
Elf Crash MurphyHe gets information on everything on his map
Elf Crash MurphyWeather, obstacles, dangers, and – of course – information about the people he is visiting
Elf MaxReally? Like what?
Elf Crash MurphyWish lists, for one.
Elf MaxOn the map??
Elf Crash MurphyYes, Santa has a HUGE heads up display on his sleigh. And he works all year to make sure it works just the way he likes
Elf MaxWow
Elf Crash MurphyHe needs that info. He wants to give a customized experience at every home
Elf Lil Creamcool!
Elf Crash MurphyYeah, there’s a lot to it
Elf Crash MurphyPeople don’t realize
Elf MaxSo Crash
Elf MaxIf I could sneak up on my roof when Santa is here and look at the display on the sleigh
Elf MaxI’d see a map with weather and all the usual stuff and also stuff about me…like my wish lists?
Elf Crash MurphyYup
Elf Crash MurphyHe even gets info about WHAT to put in your stocking…right up to the last minute
Elf Crash MurphyHe’s got elves who work on that screen the whole flight – teams of elves work Santa’s map
Elf Crash MurphyThat’s a whole part of flight command most people don’t even think about
Elf Buck SanchezCareful there, Mr. Murphy
Elf Crash MurphyYessir
Elf Crash MurphyI know my limits
Elf Crash MurphyBut we are talking to elves here.
Elf Buck SanchezYes, I agree.
Elf MaxYou sounded like Agent X there for a second, Buck
Elf Buck SanchezHe’s right here next to me!
Elf Crash MurphyHa!
Elf MaxCrash, does anyone ever get on Santa’s sleigh with him? Do you?
Elf Crash MurphyNo way
Elf Crash MurphyToo much going on
Elf Crash MurphyI try to be very careful NOT to disturb Santa when he’s working
Elf Crash MurphyHe moves fast, he thinks faster….
Elf Crash MurphyYou don’t want to mess with that
Elf MaxI find the whole flight process really interesting, Crash.
Elf Crash MurphyI hear ya. My first year I don’t think I ever blinked.
Elf MaxI bet!
Elf Flip BeanzMax…do countries play a part in information for the map?
Elf MaxWhat do you mean?
Elf Flip BeanzWell. I would think the military in, say, Italy, could provide the North Pole with a lot of useful information
Elf Buck SanchezI can answer that one
Elf Buck SanchezYes, we receive lots of information from governments and military all over the world
Elf Buck SanchezMuch of it ends up on the map or affecting Santa’s flight plan
Elf Buck SanchezThere are many elves employed in various government and military units
Elf MaxTHERE ARE?!!!!
Elf Buck SanchezYes sir
Elf Buck SanchezBelievers are everywhere, Max
Elf MaxWow. I had no idea.
Elf MaxWhat about places like Iran or North Korea.
Elf Buck SanchezWe have believers there, Max. That’s all I can say
Elf MaxWOW
Elf MaxHere I am giving a presentation and I’m learning new stuff.
Elf MaxWhat about things trackers WANT to see on the map? Any feedback?
Elf Buck SanchezAre we getting complaints?
Elf MaxNo sir…not one.
Elf MaxI’m just wondering.
Elf MaxOk, I guess not. Any last questions?
Elf MaxOk, let’s take a little break. Then we’ll have Elf Sandy Claus at the top of the hour with her presentation.
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