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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

Just added to the forum (linked on the main navbar)...

http://www.revkites....orum/membermap/

Related discussion on the Kitelife forum, for our map over there...

http://kitelife.com/...039-member-map/

Key items:

Note, when you enter your location, you can use the same as you would with Google...

Examples:

1. 123 Some St, Portland, OR
2. Some St and Other St, Portland, OR
3. Portland, OR

However vague you want to be, no problem.

It should work like this, let me know if you find out otherwise. ;)



I did try. It won't accept it; at least in the format I tried: 4219'21.60"N, 8335'51.31"W


Pete, Forget the seconds, and put the hemisphere designation, in front of the coordinates !

The map programs, will take Longitude / Latitude coordinates, but you need to use the more common, GPS format, which is as follows

hddd mm.mmm
h = hemisphere
dd = degrees
mm.mmm = minutes carried out to 3 decimal places

These are my home coordinates N36 24.079 W78 22.384 and I bet if you put your home coordinates, in this format, it will put the mark on the map, right on top of your house, assuming that you have the correct coordinates for you house. I got my coordinates, by circling the perimeter of the house, with a handheld gps, downloading the track around the house, from the gps, to a mapping program on my computer, then creating a waypoint (my house), within the circle, or track, that I made when I circled the house.

Coordinates don't lie. Mapping programs, such as Bing, Google Earth, etc. lie. They are only as good as the person that put them together. The problem with the mapping programs, and the gps's that people use in their cars today, are that the mapping programs, that the gps pulls from, are notoriously inaccurate. They are dependent on where the mappers put your address, as it relates to real coordinates, or the address that you are looking for. A couple of hundred feet will put you at the wrong house, or business. The exact coordinates, will put you at the same spot, every time, and those coordinates are always in the same place, no matter which map program you use. 125 Main Street on Bing Maps, may be 500' from 125 Main Street, on Google Maps, but N42 19.420 W083 35.857 will always be in the same spot, and should put the dot right on top of your roof, in the center. Try it....................nick :kid_smartass:


Without testing, I would guess that the house is your marker (home); 'F" are markers for people who are tagged as your friends (here on kitelife); and the dots are everyone else. Yep, I just friended a couple of folks and watched their markers change to "F"s.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:09 AM

Hi John-

How's everything?

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:41 AM

Just got through adding my location to this map - easy!! Now I'm on both!!!:kid_smartass:

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:00 PM

Just got through adding my location to this map - easy!! Now I'm on both!!!Posted Image


ME TOO!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:52 PM

Great job John - overcomes the fundamental insecurity (integrity) problems of the open Google maps. I think there are potentially two domains of interest: where are the fliers and where do they meet to fly?

BTW: here is an easy way of getting your co-ordinates:
Go to google maps and using the hand to move the map centre and the [+] to zoom, find your chosen location. Then with your mouse pointer over this location, right-click (yeah, this is PC speak, rather than Mac-speak) and select the "What's here?" option. The latitude and longitude will appear in the search box, from where you can copy it and paste into this map's 'add location' entry.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:38 PM

Where they meet to fly... GREAT idea, but not likely to built into this plugin anytime soon, sorry.

The member map was created by someone else as an addon for Invision Power Board.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:26 PM

done

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:44 AM

Just added my little town
All the best

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:52 AM

Don't know how I got a house on my pin? but... I'm on therePosted Image
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:14 AM

Huh! On my map, only MY marker has a little house!

(Kidding; everyone sees their own marker with a house on it.)
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:36 PM

Huh! On my map, only MY marker has a little house!

(Kidding; everyone sees their own marker with a house on it.)



whew! i thought i goofed.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:37 PM

What i dont know is why are some marked with an "F" Posted Image
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:22 PM

Funky, freaky, FRIENDS. :)

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:48 PM

Another one added

No custom rev markers on this one . Darn it.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:42 AM

This is great.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:42 AM

Count me in.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:16 PM

Done B)

Great Idea :w00t:
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:33 PM

Funky, freaky, FRIENDS. Posted Image



Yes and oddly enough your one of the ones thats an FPosted Image
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

I just got on the map, but it put me in the middle of the woods on the satellite. Maybe it is the center of my whole address, but it would take me 20 minutes to walk to my marker from the house.




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