Developed by jsb on Nostalrius forums: https://forum.nostalrius.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=18362
On the surface, this is a re-release of the latest working version of Gatherer for Classic WoW.
Behind the scenes, it uses the AddOn communication facilities introduced in later versions of the Classic WoW UI to enable collaborative building of the Gatherer database. Every time you discover a new node (herb, vein, etc.), this position is not only stored in your local database but additionally broadcasted to your guild. Guild mates who use the same AddOn will add the new node to their databases.
Works just like the traditional Gatherer AddOn. If you want to show or hide the broadcast communication in the chat log, use the commands
/gatherer debug on
/gatherer debug off
Gatherer is an addon for herbalists, miners and treasure hunters in World of Warcraft. It's main purpose is to track the closest plants, deposits and treasure locations on you minimap.
The addon does not track like a tracking ability does, rather it "remembers" where you have found various items in the past. It does this whenever you gather (perform herbalism, mining or opening) on an item, and records the specific map location in it's history. From then on, whenever the item comes into range of being one of the closest 1-25 (configurable) items to your present location, it will pop up on you minimap.
When you view your main map, you will also see the item locations marked on the particular map you are viewing there.
Extract the data to your "World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns" directory so that the "Gatherer" directory is a subdirectory of the "AddOns" directory.
Just use the game as normal.
When you gather things, they will appear on your minimap and your main map.
If you want to configure the addon, click the Gatherer configuration icon floating around your minimap frame or type /gather options.