Map Makers: Your Forum needs YOU !!

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Jim has kindly provided this forum for maps, now what we need to do is populate it .. :Smile:

    I've dusted off a few old ones and added but we need more member generated maps ..

    Google maps are easy and fun to make, if your unsure or need a hand just shout out .. Olley is a good teacher :roflmto:

    Map Suggestions ..

    Your trip to France, Portugal, Spain, USA, etc etc ..

    Trace the route on the map, then add

    * overnight stopping points
    * parking
    * sites you stayed at
    * local information, ie nearest supermarket, ATM, etc
    * add photos to the POIs

    You can have it open collaboration, closed or invite another to help.. .. the choice is yours..


    Note to Jim.. perhaps you could make this a sticky ?
     
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  2. Jim

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    Hi Jim,

    Somewhere I have a list of every dealer in the UK and what they sell, it is info that Sian collated last year. Just thinking, that would make a good map, especially if the main dealerships included, so you could see where your nearest Hymer or Swift dealer was etc. Or is there one like it already out there?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Great idea Jim.. I haven't seen any like it.

    If you want assistance I'm more than happy to help collate.

    Jim
     
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    Great idea Jim! :thumb:

    I've got our last 4 years on Microsoft Autoroute - I'll see what I can do about putting them on Google Maps.

    Any tips on how to do it? :Smile:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Marie

    No quick way of transferring the routes I'm afraid, but if you have a lot of POIs you could save them from Autoroute, then convert to KML format and upload to your Google map. I use GPS Babel for converting POI formats.

    However, If you only a few POIs it's probably not worth the effort of converting to upload.

    You can add pictures to the POIs simply by copy pasting the url from you web album into the text box of the POI.

    POIs can be assigned different flags .. that's entirely at your discretion.. when you create the POI click on the icon and you will see a selection, just choose the most suitable.

    Good luck ..
     
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    I will try and give it a go Jim.

    Might need a lesson on how to do it.

    Sonja
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thats the spirit.. have a go yourself , create a map, play about with the features, get a feel for it, add some pios, then you can save or just delete and start afresh..

    There is a google map tutorial for beginners when you open maps.. also a fairly useful help section.. when or if you need help just post here ..

    thanks

    jim
     
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    Will Do Jim.

    I will put it on my to do list so hopefully by the end of the week I should have something.

    Sonja
     
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    What a great idea, will try and work out how to do it. though so far I have not been many places...

    David
     
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    Good idea. We've been putting maps on to our blog - where should they go on the forum?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thanks.. :Smile:

    just start a new thread in this forum ( Motorhome Maps ) ..
    Put the title of your map as the topic and a link to the map in the message box with any other pertinent information..

    Example

    Topic: Spain Trip
    Message: Our trip to Spain and Portugal 2008
    Map link
     
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    Just loaded my first attempt.

    OK Jim had a try but photos not loading to my marks. Some thing I am doing wrong I'm sure. Loaded my photos to Picasa, copied link but they wont appear. Any ideas? Is there a size limit?
     
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    Did you select "Rich text" and the click the picture icon?

    Olley
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    As suggested by Olley


    EDIT EDIT

    Sorry, I just remembered :Doh:

    You need to copy the html code from the Picasa picture ,( Embed Image ) and paste into the 'edit html' box of the placemark.

    NOT the link ..


    Re size, there is no limit but big ones obscure the map view. In Picasa, under the Embed Image box there is a drop down menu to select picture size..

    I've just tested to make sure it works ..

    Bawdsey Quay

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=51.990998,1.395049&spn=0.006329,0.013583&z=16&msid=207590977793691629247.000499b5d39ae34b27b31

    see attached
     

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    WOW !!!!!


    Welcome Nomad ! what a fantastic site ! Bookmarked already !
    But it would be useful to know what all the various symbols mean, some are obvious but others.....
     
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    Durrrr !

    Using a laptop !!! Just worked out the symbols by deleting them one at a time !:thumb:

    Now get your arse over the Channel and start on France ! You have 2 weeks !!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    I have used Autoroute from way back in 2003 which I think was before phones got all GPssy.

    Does anyone know how to make use of the google created maps when offline in the same way that Autoroute can make use of mapping, routing and POIs?
     
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    Lovely site, most useful and thanks for posting. :Smile:
     

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