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Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 145 Posts: 3448/6148 EXP: 37086295 For next: 517877 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 23 hours # 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: 190/421 EXP: 661730 For next: 50049 Since: 29.1.02 From: PA Since last post: 54 days Last activity: 17 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: 85 Posts: 500/1760 EXP: 5669161 For next: 229403 Since: 2.1.02 From: The City of Subdued Excitement Since last post: 785 days Last activity: 6 days # 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: 105 Posts: 2001/2935 EXP: 12207857 For next: 54443 Since: 2.1.02 From: Philly Suburbs Since last post: 92 days Last activity: 15 min.
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: 693/1668 EXP: 5230389 For next: 201855 Since: 2.1.02 From: Oconomowoc, WI Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 21 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: 6045577 For next: 96554 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1736 days Last activity: 864 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: 62 Posts: 546/876 EXP: 1983565 For next: 1132 Since: 13.2.02 From: Back in the Heart of Hali Since last post: 65 days Last activity: 14 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: 26809563 For next: 322441 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 1088 days Last activity: 1082 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: 226 Posts: 6479/17225 EXP: 173920336 For next: 2314261 Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 15 hours Last activity: 3 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: 3449/6148 EXP: 37086295 For next: 517877 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 23 hours # 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: 1958/3721 EXP: 17459486 For next: 388462 Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 77 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: 145 Posts: 3450/6148 EXP: 37086295 For next: 517877 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 23 hours # 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: 694/1668 EXP: 5230389 For next: 201855 Since: 2.1.02 From: Oconomowoc, WI Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 21 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: 7241657 For next: 227284 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 3510 days Last activity: 3507 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: 704/1226 EXP: 3274991 For next: 48787 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 23 days Last activity: 21 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: 15653332 For next: 165277 Since: 2.1.02 From: Hawthorne, CA Since last post: 39 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: 120 Posts: 2482/4023 EXP: 19407432 For next: 79795 Since: 22.4.02 From: Outside of Boston Since last post: 158 days Last activity: 10 hours # 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: 3451/6148 EXP: 37086295 For next: 517877 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 23 hours # 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: 7241657 For next: 227284 Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 3510 days Last activity: 3507 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: 145 Posts: 1363/6136 EXP: 36974865 For next: 629307 Since: 10.12.01 From: Aurora, IL Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 8 hours # 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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