A Funster Map

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  1. Jim

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    We need a good members map. For years we relied on a google map that @scotjimland worked hard at to maintain. Thanks Jim :clap2: However this was a manual affair; every user that asked had to be keyed in, then if they moved, it would need to be repeated, then whenever ScotJim wasn't here I'd have to do it, I'd forget and a backlog would occur... Anyway I've been revisiting this on an off for ages and spent some time on it recently. It looks we have a workable system.

    In your personal details you now have a "Map Location Field" Not to be confused with the "Location Field where people add things like Planet Earth or English in West Wales. The new map location field shows us where you live. You can be as precise as you like with a full postcode, or just add a town or city.

    I have populated the map with quite a few Funsters who had something in their original Location Field, but "Planet Earth", "English in Wales" or "Where the van is" are hard to compute so there will be plenty of mistakes.

    Only Life Members can see the Maps at the moment, if I don't get too many issues when they've had a play then I'll open it up to everyone. Meanwhile if you are a Life Member please take a look get back to me in this thread with any questions you have. You'll see the Map menu item up top in the blue bar I'll not be able to get back too quickly as I'm away from a computer from about now.

    Thanks




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  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    It works :) I added the map location I use as "Home" on sat navs (not exact but close enough) and it added me to the map straight away (y)
     
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    Thanks, that's good to hear (y)
     
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    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    Looks pretty good to me. (y) I've added my post code and it's put a pin near enough in the right place.

    One suggestion, if there's a way to do it, would be to filter out read only members or perhaps anyone that hasn't logged in for a certain period of time or something like that. Not a criticism, just an idea (y)
     
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  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Really accurate...not !

    Currently there are 14 funsters in scarborough, the majority parked in the St Thomas st carpark.
    3 are parked IN the Matalan building,
    3 are parked on yellow lines with a no loading restriction on St Thomas st, 1 is parked on a major bus stop, 1 is parked on the pedestrian zone and i am parked bang in the middle of TKMAX....which is around 2.5 miles from my house which is where i am now and have been all day.
    There are no other funsters for miles around....according to google maps.
    What a waste of time.
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  6. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

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    I am on now Jim and its pretty close (y)
     
  7. Cal54

    Cal54 Funster Life Member

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    Likewise, I have added my postcode and seems accurate.
     
  8. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Presumably that is because your location (and those of the others) is just given as Scarborough rather than something more accurate John.
    As per post on Jim's thread, it is as accurate as the information I have added.
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Mine is accurate!
     
  10. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    There were 102 Funsters in the Sainsburys Distribution Centre at Daventry a few minutes ago... :eek:
    A secret rally perhaps
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Graham, that explains a lot....but i never realised Scarborough was home to 13 other funsters.
     
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    meanders Funster - Life Member Life Member

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    Looking good here too Jim.

    Only comment is that is slow to populate,... But the kids are home from school soaking up all the village broadband capacity swapping nude pictures of themselves on Faceache and Snapchat.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Can see any way of updating to an accurate location Graham ?
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    I seemed to be there [here?] even before I put in my postcode :confused:.
    Is there a [logical] explanation why there might be such a high concentration of funsters [over 100] located at the Daventry Sainsbury Distribution Centre ?
     
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    OK, the problem is that at the moment I have to show everyone, all or nothing. In the meantime, to avoid the confusion (or add to it) Read only Funsters are counted, but I've made their place marker invisible, so you'll only see markers for active members.
     
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    Thinking about it, it might work better if I do different colours for lapsed member and current ones. I'll try that later and see what it looks like. gotta dash
     
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    Looks like the same reason GJH just gave me.
    If they all gave their location in their profile as simply Daventry then their location will be central to Daventry.
    It needs a postcode etc to be accurate but i dont see any way of updating.
    Over to you Graham.
     
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    Hi Jim I've added my full address and postcode and the pin is right on Weaver Close(y) its just that the name under the pin is J.Hartshorn the local milkman who lives 2 doors away:LOL:
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Got it right first time @Jim and I'm bloody useless at this malarkey. :D
     
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    You can add your "map location"
    Personal details > scroll down to MH Type and there's a box under that.
    Jim's put in a tutorial at the top of the thread
     

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