Feedback/Help Members Location Map

Discussion in 'Feedback, Help & Suggestions' started by MickyB, Friday 28th Mar, 2014.

  1. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I was just wondering are we going to have a members location map on the forum.
    I know we had one at one of the previous place we frequented, and it gave people the chance to see who lived around them which would be a great help if anyone wanted to organise an area meet?
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Hold that thought @MickyB, I have an idea of how to do this. Back in 10.

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    Right, I'm going to create a new "Member Map" page that automatically searches for the "Location" information on a user's profile. If a location is found and can be matched by querying Google Maps, then it'll generate a marker on an interactive map. There's a limit as to how many queries you can make to the Google Maps API, so I'll have to evaluate how well it'll work as the forum grows - but it should be a pretty maintenance free way of using the idea.

    Doing it this way means that member's who want to stay private and don't set their location manually in their profile, won't appear, but those who supply it will show up. Think that's pretty fair.
     
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  3. Doc Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I was thinking of setting one of these up and started looking into sites to do it on. As MickyB said there used to be one on another site which was useful. On the map which was previously used it is now possible to upload a table of data.
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Basic implementation added in here, going to do a few more tweaks before formally announcing it.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Good to see you're not slacking DD !

    By the way, did you get any sleep last night?
    You were on-line in the 'wee small hours' and again this morning when I signed in.
     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I grabbed a few hours kip :Smile: I often work extremely late, it's just rare I'm up so early afterwards :Laughing:
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Well you've 1 hour less tonight, so it's a good job you made an early start.
    All of this will still be here, just make sure you are. :telloff:
     
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  9. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

    United Kingdom Leo Northants
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    I can rest easy once the site is a little more mature :Smile: For now there's still tons of work to go.
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    No worries.
    Just hope that when you're on that yacht in the Caribbean :beer
    yacht.

    you don't forget us poor old soles praying for the lottery every week. :Violin:

    lottery.
     
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  11. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math :Laughing:
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Math? What's that? :Wassat:
    I passed my Arithmetic exam.
    Yokels like me don't need anything more.
     
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  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    So you've mastered the abacus eh?:Drinks:

    I haven't got a single qualification:Hey:
     
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  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Just an update guys, the map should be all but completely populated now :Smile:
     
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  15. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Blimey there's 8 of us in Salisbury, I'm going to start waving :Bye:
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  17. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    So where is this map to be found?
    Mike c
     
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  18. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Nifty going DD :Thumbup:
     
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  19. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Club Members / User Map
     
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  20. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Or just go to "Club Members" then "User Map", the page isn't yet complete :Smile:
     
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