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Old 09-03-2009, 01:31 AM
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:37 AM
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It doesn't seem to like returns. Ill take a look into it though.
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Hmmmm, ah well people can figure it out.
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To fix any future problems with returns not showing up I went ahead and removed the multi-line input on the add me form.
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I'm on, I think. I went back to the map after registering and I wasn't there yet. Maybe my browser was angry that I went back. I'll try again later.
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I'm on, I think. I went back to the map after registering and I wasn't there yet. Maybe my browser was angry that I went back. I'll try again later.
yea you are on there.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:14 AM
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The map takes about 2 mins to update. I added a note for people to put down more than a zip code for location. It seemed to loose them easily. City/state + zip code makes sure it does get dead on though.
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Originally Posted by Miatamaniac92 View Post
This will link to the map generated when you viewed it.

I may make a script to generate the map every 10mins or so to stop with the slow generation times with more users added.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:20 PM
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OK, this slow map generation bs is pissing me off. For anyone who knows how to script and/or cares heres my plan. Google Docs will record and store the information in a spreadsheet(I hate data verification). Every 5-10 mins the script will access the spreadsheet and retrieve any newly added information and geocode the address/location given. It will then take make or open the existing KML file (Google maps XML file that contains "placemarks" and coordinates of said placemarks) and record the new data in the file.

Seems simple enough. Now off to read Googles API documentation...
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:43 PM
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I added myself.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:42 AM
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New map is finished. Registration is the same. You will not appear on the map right away. I have it recreating the map every 10 mins to keep user load times down. Plus it's bigger now!

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Without some sort of control or selectivity, every swinging dick who registers will put their name on the map... and pretty soon, we'll have hundreds of NOOBs with ZERO posts all over the place and 1/2 of them don't own Miatas.If there's no "moderator" for the map, I think it's a terrible idea and will eventually end up being worse than useless for locating people.If it was a VBulletin product, and could be controlled... like say, on achieving 100posts, you automatically get sent a PM with the link to add your name to the map, and once a year you automatically get sent an update reminder that if you don't respond to it, you're removed from the map... but just a free-for-all will end up badly.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by samnavy View Post
Without some sort of control or selectivity, every swinging dick who registers will put their name on the map... and pretty soon, we'll have hundreds of NOOBs with ZERO posts all over the place and 1/2 of them don't own Miatas.If there's no "moderator" for the map, I think it's a terrible idea and will eventually end up being worse than useless for locating people.If it was a VBulletin product, and could be controlled... like say, on achieving 100posts, you automatically get sent a PM with the link to add your name to the map, and once a year you automatically get sent an update reminder that if you don't respond to it, you're removed from the map... but just a free-for-all will end up badly.
I would actually love to do this, but it would take Rick or whoever else trusting me with the website and db for me to incorporate it into the forums. Then the ideas would be endless.
  • Map viewable after 10 posts
  • Map registration after 50-100 posts
  • Annual renewal
  • More user data integration
  • Etc.

I started this because I know how to script and I wanted to make something that could help others here. And once again I would love for this to happen it would just take time
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:08 PM
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That would be pretty sweet. I just like visual stuff.
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That's weird, when I google hustler's address my computer locks up and says " ACCESS DENIED-THIS TERMINAL IS NOW BEING MONITORED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT" and a little black helicopter appears above my building.
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Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
That would be pretty sweet. I just like visual stuff.
It's a long shot, but who knows. I just noticed the topic is not sticky so I guess someone likes it. The script has a little bit more of a delay than I expected but It still seems to be going along with no problems. Next I will be writing a sql db for it instead of using Google Docs to store the data. Yay for fun data validation. Once I do this I will be able to have the KML files generated on page load without any wait, so my 10-12 min delay for users to get added will be gone.
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Why is it not displaying me?

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Old 09-07-2009, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by magnamx-5 View Post
Why is it not displaying me?
The first may not have been displayed because you only included a zip code in your location. Now you are on the map twice, so I am removing the first entry with less information.
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