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Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 142 Posts: 3448/6109 EXP: 34704993 For next: 263522 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 36 days Last activity: 3 days # 1 Posted on 11.7.05 0326.03 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0326.13 The-W.com user locater. The W...orld I'm not sure if this is a great idea, but I wanted to try it out. To make this work, just update your latititude and longitude (not exactly, but pick somewhere kind of close to give people an idea of where you are - maybe a local shopping center or something?) Note: Some people may not want to give out this much informationa about where they are. If that's the case, just put in any location for your city if you'd like. We're not looking to see your house -- but I would like to get an idea of which city you are in. Just pick a landmark in your town and find the latitude and longitude for it. You can edit your profile here: http://the-w.com/editprofile.php and it should update the map immediately. If you need help finding your latitude and longitude, just click on the link from the edit profile page. It's all built using the Google maps API and some scripting I set up in our database. Let me know if you have any problems with any of this. Thanks! (PS- I don't live in the river south of Qualcomm stadium, but I'm pretty close to there. You don't need an exact location ) (edited by Guru Zim on 11.7.05 0133) (edited by Guru Zim on 12.7.05 2351) Promote this thread!
Dutchie Kishke Moderator Level: 44 Posts: 190/410 EXP: 600528 For next: 10761 Since: 29.1.02 From: PA Since last post: 57 days Last activity: 18 hours # 2 Posted on 11.7.05 0649.26 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0650.22 That's a pretty cool feature, and it's amazing to see the detail they get in the little towns, right down to the direction of one-way streets. For some reason, though, my latitude and longitude won't save when I edit my profile. I've entered it twice but when I check my profile again it hasn't saved anything.
Karlos the Jackal Lap cheong Level: 83 Posts: 500/1760 EXP: 5354746 For next: 77498 Since: 2.1.02 From: The City of Subdued Excitement Since last post: 149 days Last activity: 13 hours # 3 Posted on 11.7.05 0651.56 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0652.07 Originally posted by StegDutchie For some reason, though, my latitude and longitude won't save when I edit my profile. I've entered it twice but when I check my profile again it hasn't saved anything. I get the same thing. It saved the change to my sig, though. --K
Spaceman Spiff Knackwurst Level: 104 Posts: 2001/2927 EXP: 11483616 For next: 378549 Since: 2.1.02 From: Philly Suburbs Since last post: 56 days Last activity: 3 hours
AIM: # 4 Posted on 11.7.05 0825.19 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0825.27 Same thing here - didn't save the coordinates.
Sec19Row53 Lap cheong Level: 80 Posts: 693/1628 EXP: 4763656 For next: 19333 Since: 2.1.02 From: Oconomowoc, WI Since last post: 9 days Last activity: 46 min. # 5 Posted on 11.7.05 0833.28 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0834.31 Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff Same thing here - didn't save the coordinates. It didn't save for me, either.
Gugs Bierwurst Level: 85 Posts: 1355/1857 EXP: 5698917 For next: 199647 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1100 days Last activity: 228 days
Y!: # 6 Posted on 11.7.05 0848.10 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0849.54 Add me to the list.
tarnish Landjager Level: 61 Posts: 546/870 EXP: 1853531 For next: 23076 Since: 13.2.02 From: Back in the Heart of Hali Since last post: 19 hours Last activity: 19 hours
Y!: # 7 Posted on 11.7.05 0924.39 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0924.44 I think at this point it's safe to say that it's not working for anybody and it's probably best to just wait until Guru has a chance to look at it rather than everybody piling on with a "me too" post...
Oliver Scrapple Level: 130 Posts: 1396/5007 EXP: 25277398 For next: 453248 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 453 days Last activity: 446 days # 8 Posted on 11.7.05 0958.11 Reposted on: 11.7.12 0958.29 I like the map, but my experience with Google's maps is that they always miss one's house by a good block or two. -S (edited by SOK on 11.7.05 0901)
CRZ Big Brother Administrator Level: 220 Posts: 6479/16881 EXP: 159416306 For next: 1046227 Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 1 hour Last activity: 1 hour # 9 Posted on 11.7.05 1137.05 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1139.49 I've fixed it, I think. I'm in there now, anyway.
Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 142 Posts: 3449/6109 EXP: 34704993 For next: 263522 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 36 days Last activity: 3 days # 10 Posted on 11.7.05 1153.30 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1154.00 Sorry, I tested it on the admin user editing page and not on the regular profile editing. I think I probably never put it in the SQL statement for the update. It is working now, please continue to input your information. So far we have 4 people plotted.
pieman As young as he feels Level: 114 Posts: 1958/3690 EXP: 16289100 For next: 20517 Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 1 day # 11 Posted on 11.7.05 1211.32 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1213.37 Isn't the map going to get pretty busy pretty fast with all those little yellow teardrops? That said, I put my info in there, too!-
Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 142 Posts: 3450/6109 EXP: 34704993 For next: 263522 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 36 days Last activity: 3 days # 12 Posted on 11.7.05 1220.29 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1221.05 Well, you can zoom in. I didn't want to start it off USA centric, but if it turns out most of the dots fit in a Canada/US zoom, I may change the default zoom level to a lower level.
Sec19Row53 Lap cheong Level: 80 Posts: 694/1628 EXP: 4763656 For next: 19333 Since: 2.1.02 From: Oconomowoc, WI Since last post: 9 days Last activity: 46 min. # 13 Posted on 11.7.05 1230.04 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1230.04 I like it. Will it be added to the top of the page, like the Calendar and such?
JoshMann Andouille Level: 89 Posts: 1657/2159 EXP: 6785527 For next: 130401 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 2874 days Last activity: 2872 days
Y!: # 14 Posted on 11.7.05 1247.19 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1247.32 It's a neat visual right now... as of this moment it's Zim, JJD and myself playing 4 Corners with everyone else in a big northeast/Great Lakes cluster. (edited by Blanket Jackson on 11.7.05 1347)
cranlsn Toulouse Level: 71 Posts: 704/1219 EXP: 3064517 For next: 102612 Since: 18.3.02 From: Sussex, WI Since last post: 126 days Last activity: 3 hours # 15 Posted on 11.7.05 1249.18 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1250.25 Count me in as the "likes" crowd. So long as you don't enter your actual lat/long I think we'll avoid the stalker crowd. It's kind of neat to see geographic demographics for this bunch. Any way to make the popups when you click on someone a standard size? No biggie...but a couple of those things were rather large.
DJ FrostyFreeze Knackwurst Level: 111 Posts: 1914/3459 EXP: 14753147 For next: 115259 Since: 2.1.02 From: Hawthorne, CA Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 3 days # 16 Posted on 11.7.05 1342.47 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1343.06 Good idea. Maybe shrink people's avatars to the same size they're shrunk to in their posts? Originally posted by cranlsn Any way to make the popups when you click on someone a standard size? Other than that, it's pretty neat
drjayphd Scrapple Moderator Level: 118 Posts: 2482/3991 EXP: 18091888 For next: 291080 Since: 22.4.02 From: Outside of Boston Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day # 17 Posted on 11.7.05 1358.15 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1359.01 God damn that gets really detailed. Thought Google Maps didn't go down that far.
Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 142 Posts: 3451/6109 EXP: 34704993 For next: 263522 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 36 days Last activity: 3 days # 18 Posted on 11.7.05 1441.06 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1441.25 I would have bet money that cubs would have put himself inside Wrigley... I lose.
JoshMann Andouille Level: 89 Posts: 1658/2159 EXP: 6785527 For next: 130401 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 2874 days Last activity: 2872 days
Y!: # 19 Posted on 11.7.05 1442.49 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1443.25 Originally posted by Guru Zim I would have bet money that cubs would have put himself inside Wrigley... I lose. "They don't have my address!" -Elwood Blues :)
thecubsfan Scrapple Moderator Level: 139 Posts: 1363/5812 EXP: 32202307 For next: 265220 Since: 10.12.01 From: Aurora, IL Since last post: 3 hours Last activity: 54 min. # 20 Posted on 11.7.05 1453.12 Reposted on: 11.7.12 1453.13
Originally posted by Guru Zim I would have bet money that cubs would have put himself inside Wrigley... I lose. Uh, I guess I didn't enter the numbers right? Oh well. I now live in the lake.
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