Your Dot on the map

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. loosewire

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    I wonder If any member could post dots on U.S. cities map
    where our members are represented or states. Anyone up to It,
    Maybe it would encourage our members world wide-like temp U.S.
    Example Student in (Washington) or there country. Have a little
    pride.
     
  2. HarveyH42

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    Wonder if there is a forum add-on that would do the map automatically from the location field. Might also encourage members to fill in that field.
     
  3. DumboFixer

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    They are around but one site I used to frequent used one that gave my location and employer (if I browsed from work). I no longer use that site (if I want people to know who I work for I'll them myself).

    A map where members can place their own pins would be preferable in my opinion. some people may not want their location known.
     
  4. Wendy

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    Google has such a site, I remember seeing it on Major Geeks (they have a similar project). I think it needs some setup, but then all you need to post is a link.
     
  5. bertus

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  6. loosewire

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    Bertus,look him up,If I see the name again I'll let you know.
    Maybe you know already.Finland,is that part of the Netherlands.
    I like the map that is lay out so you can see the entire world,
    not the globe.Put your pin where you want it,I don't want any one
    to have promblem,just bring us together as members.WE are making
    history,our post will last a long time. Its good to hear that our moderators
    do a good job of protecting the work place,that is good information
    for members that did not ask.Thanks for the info,members can governing
    them self according.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  7. bertus

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    Hello,

    No, Finland is not part of the netherlands.
    It is one of the scandinavian lands.
    Those are Finland , Sweden and Norwegian.

    The Netherlands lies between England and Germany.

    Here is a link to google maps of the area:
    http://maps.google.nl/?ie=UTF8&ll=58.813742,10.810547&spn=32.317214,81.210937&z=4

    You see the netherlands is very small.

    As I said I live in Amsterdam, that is in the west part of The Neterlands.
    See this page of goolge maps:
    http://maps.google.nl/?ie=UTF8&ll=52.469397,5.509644&spn=4.659013,10.151367&z=7


    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  8. thatoneguy

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    Inside the top 50k on alexa, that's pretty good!

    I'm by Beenthere. :)
     
  9. Dave

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    I actually quite like this idea, it would be ideal if it was automated directly from the Location field though.

    Something like this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=99920

    Although this is for an older version of vB than what we are using. I also note that some of these types of add-ons have a range of vulnerabilities (some patched some not) which could present issues.

    Dave
     
  10. Dave

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    And inside the top 10 for electronics. It's something we're very pleased about.

    Dave
     
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