Google Member Map...can we get one going?
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Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Google Member Map...can we get one going? on 09/03/2011 09:58:25 MDT Print View

I come across BPL members randomly in the forums that are in the area. I'd love it if I could go to a member map (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1010) where I could look up members in my area who might be potential hiking partners....or heck, across the country if I want to fly out and hit the West coast. The map would of course be optional, if you don't want your location on a map, don't sign up.

Thoughts? Has this been brought up before? It'd be great for a NE guy where there isn't a big concentration of BPL members (least that I know of hehe.)

Thanks,

Bryce
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1010

Ryan Linn
(ryan.c.linn)

Locale: Maine!
Re: Google Member Map...can we get one going? on 09/03/2011 13:31:42 MDT Print View

That sounds way cool. Where do I sign up? :)

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Google Member Map...can we get one going?" on 09/03/2011 13:34:52 MDT Print View

I'm not even sure my state is on the map. ;-p

I might participate, someone has to be a dot down here on the border.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Google Member Map...can we get one going? on 09/03/2011 14:25:08 MDT Print View

They have that going on Hammock Forums. Really lets you see that most of the hangers live along the AT.

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Google Member Map on 09/10/2011 19:20:31 MDT Print View

Okay, here we go. I think this should work:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=53151

Edited by ChrisMorgan on 09/11/2011 09:57:55 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Google Member Map on 09/10/2011 19:26:37 MDT Print View

Cool Worked for me. Thanks
Good idea on including a link to your profile.

Edited by kthompson on 09/10/2011 19:59:46 MDT.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Google Member Map on 09/10/2011 20:05:53 MDT Print View

+1 to Ken's post. Thanks, Chris.

William Cummings
(rcummings1) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Google Member Map on 09/10/2011 20:06:22 MDT Print View

Worked for me. Thanks for setting it up Chris.

Tyler H
(ctwnwood) - F

Locale: Utah
How? on 09/10/2011 21:29:08 MDT Print View

Hey Chris-

I've been doing some other mapping stuff with arcmap and G-maps, wondering how you set this up. Do you mind giving a brief on the details?

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: How? on 09/10/2011 21:48:27 MDT Print View

Tyler, make sure to put in some contact info.

Take a look at this: http://maps.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=guide.cs&guide=21670&topic=21676&answer=144365

Dylan Snodgrass
(TrueNorth)

Locale: San Francisco, CA
RE: Google Member Map on 09/11/2011 00:01:11 MDT Print View

Great idea for contacting people with local knowledge and a visual of where we all live. Cool.

Ryan Linn
(ryan.c.linn)

Locale: Maine!
Re: Google Member Map on 09/11/2011 06:50:49 MDT Print View

Wonderful!

I'm in, and don't forget to click the "save to my places", so you can see it all the time. I love it!

Aaron Benson
(AaronMB) - F

Locale: Central Valley California
Re: Re: Google Member Map - I'm in. Thanks on 09/11/2011 08:48:13 MDT Print View

Added mine... Good idea here!

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
145 Miles... on 09/11/2011 08:53:17 MDT Print View

....to the nearest member. :(

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: 145 Miles... on 09/11/2011 09:19:05 MDT Print View

Thanks Chris

Howdy neighbor

So, how do you see the map with little markers on the map where everyone is or am I just doing something wrong?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Google Member Map on 09/11/2011 09:34:01 MDT Print View

Jerry. Do you have a Google account? You have to sign in to see it.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Google Member Map on 09/11/2011 09:47:29 MDT Print View

Okay, I logged in - it has my google email address at upper right

Still no icons on the map where people are

It let me enter my name

I love computers : ) I love diagnosing obscure problems : ) What operating system do you have? Try re-booting your computer,...

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Google Member Map on 09/11/2011 09:51:20 MDT Print View

Look here.


http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=53151&skip_to_post=447868#447868

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Re: Re: Google Member Map on 09/11/2011 09:56:46 MDT Print View

Thanks Ken - I tried to clarify the instructions - somehow you ended up in the Pacific Ocean!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Re: Google Member Map on 09/11/2011 10:03:31 MDT Print View

@Chris. I had located myself properly, but it seems that I have been moved. I moved back.