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Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 145 Posts: 3448/6154 EXP: 37506781 For next: 97391 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 5 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: 46 Posts: 190/422 EXP: 670693 For next: 41086 Since: 29.1.02 From: PA Since last post: 114 days Last activity: 11 days # 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: 85 Posts: 500/1760 EXP: 5725277 For next: 173287 Since: 2.1.02 From: The City of Subdued Excitement Since last post: 902 days Last activity: 12 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: 106 Posts: 2001/2936 EXP: 12335009 For next: 336975 Since: 2.1.02 From: Philly Suburbs Since last post: 90 days Last activity: 1 hour
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: 83 Posts: 693/1673 EXP: 5305932 For next: 126312 Since: 2.1.02 From: Oconomowoc, WI Since last post: 41 days Last activity: 5 hours # 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: 86 Posts: 1355/1857 EXP: 6107377 For next: 34754 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1853 days Last activity: 981 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: 63 Posts: 546/876 EXP: 2003340 For next: 93823 Since: 13.2.02 From: Back in the Heart of Hali Since last post: 183 days Last activity: 2 days
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: 132 Posts: 1396/5007 EXP: 27082741 For next: 49263 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 1206 days Last activity: 1199 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: 227 Posts: 6479/17266 EXP: 176262545 For next: 2704320 Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 20 hours Last activity: 16 hours # 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: 145 Posts: 3449/6154 EXP: 37506781 For next: 97391 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 5 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: 117 Posts: 1958/3731 EXP: 17702805 For next: 145143 Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 9 hours Last activity: 9 hours # 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: 145 Posts: 3450/6154 EXP: 37506781 For next: 97391 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 5 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: 83 Posts: 694/1673 EXP: 5305932 For next: 126312 Since: 2.1.02 From: Oconomowoc, WI Since last post: 41 days Last activity: 5 hours # 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: 91 Posts: 1657/2159 EXP: 7322698 For next: 146243 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 3627 days Last activity: 3625 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: 72 Posts: 704/1227 EXP: 3311871 For next: 11907 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 96 days Last activity: 5 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 Scrapple Level: 113 Posts: 1914/3464 EXP: 15808282 For next: 10327 Since: 2.1.02 From: Hawthorne, CA Since last post: 156 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: 121 Posts: 2482/4025 EXP: 19617804 For next: 438950 Since: 22.4.02 From: Outside of Boston Since last post: 65 days Last activity: 15 days # 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: 145 Posts: 3451/6154 EXP: 37506781 For next: 97391 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 5 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: 91 Posts: 1658/2159 EXP: 7322698 For next: 146243 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 3627 days Last activity: 3625 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: 146 Posts: 1363/6174 EXP: 37686870 For next: 826516 Since: 10.12.01 From: Aurora, IL Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 1 hour # 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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