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Title: MEM Member Map
Post by: sshire on April 08, 2014, 01:13:11 PM
The Bridgeport forum started using this site for its member map.
Never being one to avoid stealing a good idea,  I thought we could give it a try.

Here's the link

https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=923270&add=1

Click on "additions" in the top menu and "Add Marker - Simple". The more detailed the location you type in, the closer to your location the pin wiill drop. It can be relocated, if necessary, by clicking on your pin and using the 2d icon at the bottom right of the "pin info" block.

I've added my pin to get us started. I'm going to have my iPad at the MEM table. We'll watch for pins to appear.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: wagnmkr on April 08, 2014, 01:21:31 PM
Excellent idea Stan ... I am on there now.

Cheers,

Tom
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: b.lindsey on April 08, 2014, 01:41:40 PM
Added myself now also. So how are we going to keep this assessable to the membership?

Bill
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Heffalump on April 08, 2014, 01:47:12 PM
I'm on there now.

Jo - I don't know how accurate yours is, but I just spent the weekend half way between Alton and Selbourne.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Jo on April 08, 2014, 01:53:27 PM
I don't live in the middle of the pond where I positioned the marker ;) but it is within 10 miles of the house.

You could have dropped in  :shrug:.

Jo
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: gerritv on April 08, 2014, 02:03:45 PM
Added
A ? though, is Zeeprogrammer spending his time building zeemaps instead of making swarf?  :lolb:

gerrit
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: chucketn on April 08, 2014, 02:03:53 PM
I added me, too!

Chuck
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: b.lindsey on April 08, 2014, 02:10:28 PM
I wondered the same thing gerrit :)  I am sure he will have something to say soon  :lolb:

Great idea Stan....the map is populating rapidly now!!!

Bill
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Andy on April 08, 2014, 02:22:02 PM
Also added to the map  :atcomputer:
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: kev on April 08, 2014, 02:28:04 PM
I can find my own way home now :)
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Stilldrillin on April 08, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
I'm in!  :)

David D
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Ian S C on April 08, 2014, 02:35:51 PM
Hi, I'm on.   Ian S C
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Stuart on April 08, 2014, 02:47:55 PM
call me a grumpy old man  :old: but I think I will refrain thats a little bit to much info to be placed on line linked to pics we have all put up as to the contents of the WS ect.

I am happy to give a general location in the sig but not down to the level that map can and does give

I would have thought that if all the members gave there country and town that would be enough to enable answers that are geographic related e.g. electrical and boiler codes to quote a couple


Stuart
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Kim on April 08, 2014, 02:54:05 PM
Hi Stuart,
I agree with you on exact address.  I just did city.  So my pin isn't where I live.  Its just at the center of the city.

I think a lot of people are doing that.

Kim
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Stuart on April 08, 2014, 02:55:30 PM
I would be Ok with that  if thats OK

Stuart
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: sshire on April 08, 2014, 02:57:38 PM
Perfect, Stuart.
I'm working on setting a password. I'll let you know
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Mosey on April 08, 2014, 02:59:37 PM
Wonderful idea!
Mosey
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: sshire on April 08, 2014, 03:08:16 PM
I've turned off the display of street address. Only City, state, county, region, galaxy, etc. should display even if you put in a street address.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Stuart on April 08, 2014, 03:14:48 PM
Thanks for that Stan

I have dropped pin in our town at a random point

Stuart
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Don1966 on April 08, 2014, 03:42:11 PM
I must be doing something wrong, it wouldn't let me add my location. I registered and signed in but have no map access to put my location in. Can anyone help here?

Don
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Heffalump on April 08, 2014, 03:57:44 PM
I don't live in the middle of the pond where I positioned the marker ;) but it is within 1/2 mile of the house.

You could have dropped in  :shrug:.

Jo

Haha well ditto. The inlaws live there on the Lavender Farm, we visit quite a lot.

I think I might be jealous of all your engines!!
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 08, 2014, 04:50:35 PM
A ? though, is Zeeprogrammer spending his time building zeemaps instead of making swarf?

If I had...there would be certain additional restrictions.  ;D

I've apparently screwed up and can't get in. Thought I'd been here before and tried logging in.
Instead I registered with an empty password.
Asked to reset it but the reply was...my password is empty. Duh.
Sent off request to their support.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: b.lindsey on April 08, 2014, 05:12:26 PM
I didn't register or sign in...just clicked on the add marker button and it worked. Maybe I got lucky...lol

Bill
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: smfr on April 08, 2014, 05:19:33 PM
Hmm, I can't add a marker; it wants a password. :(

Simon
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: b.lindsey on April 08, 2014, 05:26:13 PM
Stan must have set a password then as he mentioned on page two. I am sure he will let us know what it is. I see that the map title now reflects the forum name as well and he mentioned making a few changes in how things show up, etc. I probably added mine before he did that.

Bill
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Jim K 324 on April 08, 2014, 05:50:32 PM
I must be doing something wrong, it wouldn't let me add my location. I registered and signed in but have no map access to put my location in. Can anyone help here?

Don
  Don I put in all the info but when I got to select Country the United States was
              not listed    seems I need help too!!
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Admiral_dk on April 08, 2014, 08:12:12 PM
I'm asked for a password ....
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: steamer on April 08, 2014, 08:41:20 PM

I'm asked for a password ....


me too.

Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 08, 2014, 10:32:42 PM
I must be way off.
Why are some of you talking about entering a country?
I got my password reset and can log in...but when I try 'Additions->Add Marker Simple' it asks for a key (password) which I think is the password I use to log in (?), name, and location. Then I get an 'authentication' failure.
There's also a 'description box'.
Am I not on the correct screen? Did I miss a post with instructions?

 :cussing: This is one of those technology things that really turn me off. It should not be hard.  :cussing:

Not that I 'need' this...but I was really wanting a 'lilac' marker.  ;D

Oh yeah...crap.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: sshire on April 08, 2014, 10:49:45 PM
Sorry. The password (key)is mapmem. No need to register or sign in. It asks for the key when you add a marker/pin.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: steamer on April 08, 2014, 11:11:18 PM
OK .....I'm in!

Dave
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Don1966 on April 08, 2014, 11:14:18 PM
I'm in also!

Don
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 08, 2014, 11:19:22 PM
Sorry. The password (key)is mapmem. No need to register or sign in. It asks for the key when you add a marker/pin.

 :cussing:

Okay I'm in. And I got my lilac!!!  :whoohoo:

I put my city in. Probably shouldn't have...and it's not needed. But hey...I'm easy to find. There's not many of me.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: philjoe5 on April 08, 2014, 11:25:55 PM
I'm on it - east of the lilac ( :facepalm:)

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: FLG on April 08, 2014, 11:36:24 PM
kinda lonely down here...  :ROFL:


Saludos
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 08, 2014, 11:54:38 PM
kinda lonely down here...

But not on the forum!  ;D
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: joe d on April 09, 2014, 12:03:44 AM
I'm in too!  The blue one up north of New York/Vermont...

Cheers, Joe
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: PStechPaul on April 09, 2014, 12:28:07 AM
I'm in there now. My first try (detailed) somehow didn't take, but the "simple" version (where I just clicked on the map location) worked a treat. So far I am the closest member to the Cabin Fever expo in York.  8)
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Dave Otto on April 09, 2014, 12:44:28 AM
Looks like for now Kim and I have the whole North West US to ourselves.

Dave
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Dave Otto on April 09, 2014, 12:46:59 AM
Who is the anonymous guy in Philly?
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: philjoe5 on April 09, 2014, 12:53:39 AM
Hey, if you lived that close to lilac guy wouldn't you be anonymous too? :LittleDevil:

Oops, my bad, I'll need to correct that

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Dave Otto on April 09, 2014, 12:57:36 AM
 :lolb:

quote
Hey, if you lived that close to lilac guy wouldn't you be anonymous too? :LittleDevil:

Oops, my bad, I'll need to correct that

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Bearcar1 on April 09, 2014, 02:05:26 AM
It's interesting to actually see a map of the geographic distribution of members. Pretty cool.  8)   :smokin2:


BC1
Jim
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 09, 2014, 02:06:48 AM
Hey, if you lived that close to lilac guy wouldn't you be anonymous too?

I saw that. Yet another one to add to my list.  ;D

Pretty soon I can start an identical forum in another dimension.

[Edit] Just saw your post Jim. It is pretty cool. Thanks Stan for bringing this up.
I like how there's common threads across the world.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: b.lindsey on April 09, 2014, 02:14:37 AM
And by my count there are only 36 pins on the map so far. Lots more to go which should make the geographic distribution even more interesting. Many thanks to Stan for finding this and getting it set up for us.

Bill
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: bp on April 09, 2014, 03:25:45 AM
I'm in too.  Put my marker somewhere in the city,
cheers
Bill
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: gldavison on April 09, 2014, 03:42:22 AM
Got mine on there.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: RMO on April 09, 2014, 03:53:17 AM
I'm in as well.

Mike
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: AOG on April 09, 2014, 04:39:58 AM
I'm on
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: fumopuc on April 09, 2014, 06:20:20 AM
I am in now too. The lonely blue flag in the middle of good old Europe.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Giraldus on April 09, 2014, 08:16:57 AM
Hi Achim,

now I stepped in too - you're no longer lonely  ;)

So long

Gerd
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: spuddevans on April 09, 2014, 08:38:01 AM
Me too

Tim
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: gadabout on April 09, 2014, 09:00:12 AM
I'm the orange (and only) one in Tasmania

cheers
Mark
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: tel on April 09, 2014, 09:40:25 AM
... and I'm the blue button in NSW
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: michaelr on April 09, 2014, 09:41:32 AM
I'm in, but how do I delete a (my) misplaced marker.  :facepalm2:
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Steamer5 on April 09, 2014, 10:57:21 AM
Me too! It's getting positively crowded down here!

Cheers Kerrin
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Nicolas on April 09, 2014, 11:42:50 AM
I'm on now too, my pin landed straight on a cafe.

I'm in, but how do I delete a (my) misplaced marker.  :facepalm2:

If you click on your pin a small window should come up. At the bottom right of that you can either click 'displace', 'relocate' or 'trash'

Nicolas
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Ramon on April 09, 2014, 12:00:39 PM
I would be in if I could  ::) After several attempts over two days just keep getting the same result

I've registered and click on 'simple addition'. Filled in the relevant details then on 'Submit' get a enter key or password - is that different to the password when registering if so 'where the hell is it!'

It says 'or click on map' if I hover over UK I get a pointer telling me who's already 'in' or a hand to pan the map.

Awww - how I hate these bloody things at times

Can anyone help

Ramon
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 09, 2014, 12:08:40 PM
Hi Ramon,

I had the same problem. The following from Stan did it for me...(bears repeating as it gets lost with all the replies)

Sorry. The password (key)is mapmem. No need to register or sign in. It asks for the key when you add a marker/pin.

Go to Additions->Add Marker Simple.
Type in 'mapmem' for the key.
Anything in the name field (like Ramon).
General location (city, country) or use that 'click on the map'.
Press 'submit'
Hope that helps.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: sshire on April 09, 2014, 12:11:14 PM
Ramon
When you get the entry box for adding a simple marker, it has a space for a key/password. Enter "mapmem" there, then your name and location and it should work.
If it doesn't, let me know.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Ramon on April 09, 2014, 12:17:39 PM
Thanks Zee and Stan - easy when you know how ;) all sorted :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: tangler on April 09, 2014, 12:38:50 PM
This is a great bit of fun.  Do we need to put a sticky somewhere with the link and password (for registered members only)?

Rod
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: b.lindsey on April 09, 2014, 01:19:14 PM
Rod, I would suggest that it be placed as a sticky not at the top of the "Introduce Yourself" section with the subject line Member Map.  As for restricting the password registered members, I agree with you but will have to defer to one of the admins to see if there is a way to do that.

Bill
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Lew Hartswick on April 09, 2014, 02:01:51 PM
Doesn't seem to work for me.
   ...lew...
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Alan Haisley on April 09, 2014, 08:15:38 PM
Directions worked for me. I think someone with a really strong arm could hit my house from my map pin location but don't you dare.

Alan
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: SDL on April 09, 2014, 10:04:40 PM
I am in, used middle of town.

Steve
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: PeterE on April 09, 2014, 10:29:35 PM
I', also in now. Took a while to find the password though.

Seems I am the first in Sweden.

BR

/Peter
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: ths on April 10, 2014, 03:03:22 AM
I'm in too, but somehow I called myself 'tha' instead of 'ths'. Can't seem to change it, so I guess I'll just have to have an alias alias.

Hugh.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: sbwhart on April 10, 2014, 07:05:00 AM
I'm on

Stew
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Nicolas on April 10, 2014, 07:06:33 AM
I'm in too, but somehow I called myself 'tha' instead of 'ths'. Can't seem to change it, so I guess I'll just have to have an alias alias.

Hugh.

I think if you delete it you can then make a new one. If you click on your pin and then click on the 'trash' you should be able to do it again (I think) :)

Nicolas
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: ths on April 10, 2014, 09:45:49 AM
Thanks Nicolas, something seems to have worked.

Hugh.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Pete49 on April 11, 2014, 04:36:46 AM
well it was easy so I'm added  :Lol:
Pete
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Tjark on April 11, 2014, 10:01:53 AM
I am added, first in the Netherlands.
Thought there where more guys from the Netherlands.
   
    Tjark.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: gjn on April 11, 2014, 01:49:12 PM
Another one from down under in the mix.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: larsvt on April 11, 2014, 01:51:21 PM
Well, someone thinks Portugal is a part of Spain :shrug: Anyway, Im in the Member Map.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Steam Haulage on April 11, 2014, 03:30:22 PM
I seem to have 2 pins. \I thought the first had not 'taken' but repeated the addition. Now I cannot remove either, when I click on the either pin I only get a from here to here option. No other options at all.
What am I doing wrongly?
Jerry
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Baron on April 11, 2014, 08:41:30 PM
HI All,

Just a few words of caution.  Those of you that have mobile phones with camera's built in and that have GPS enabled should be aware that the GPS information is embedded in any photographs that you take.  If you take a picture at your home, that picture can be used to not only discover where you are but also who you are !

Whilst this map idea is attractive and does show the geographic distribution of MEM members, consider carefully the information you place there.

 
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Jo on April 11, 2014, 08:45:00 PM
Best put a location but not too accurate  ;).

Most of us are on different continents so the odd few miles out makes no difference

Jo
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: tel on April 11, 2014, 09:18:33 PM
Mine, for example, is within 10 km of my actual residence - that's a pretty big circle to search for those with evil intent.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: mklotz on April 11, 2014, 10:30:55 PM
To prove a point to my daughter I took a picture she emailed me and loaded it into Irfanview, an excellent, free-download photo manipulator.

Clicking on the Info tab, I was offered the option of showing the location at which the photo was taken on Google maps.  It did so very precisely.

Another reason to detest cell phones. [I'm on volume 3 now.]
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: fcheslop on April 11, 2014, 11:18:44 PM
My soon to be daughter in law works for Police intelligence and the things they can learn from cell phones is astounding
Title: Re: MEM Member Map - Australia
Post by: Danny M2Z on April 12, 2014, 08:05:03 AM
Looks like the Eastern States of the land of Oz are well represented, don't we have any Oz members in Qld or W.A.?

If you zoom in on me then love the lake, going fishing, they're on the bite  :P

* Danny *
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Maryak on April 12, 2014, 08:21:30 AM
My soon to be daughter in law works for Police intelligence and the things they can learn from cell phones is astounding

Perhaps that's why some call them cell phones. In Oz, because we're such a law abiding mob, they are known as mobiles.

Best Regards
Bob
Title: Re: MEM Member Map - Australia
Post by: tel on April 12, 2014, 09:21:45 AM
Looks like the Eastern States of the land of Oz are well represented, don't we have any Oz members in Qld or W.A.?

If you zoom in on me then love the lake, going fishing, they're on the bite  :P

* Danny *

We do, but they are being shy or something.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: DaveH on April 12, 2014, 02:17:04 PM
Some of you seem to be very wary of saying where you live (the actual address) or placing the 'pin' within a couple of meters where you reside.
Is it you are up to something we shouldn't know about?  :lolb:
 :cheers:
DaveH
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Camm-1 on April 12, 2014, 03:44:56 PM
Were is that map?? Cant find it.
Title: Re: MEM Member Map
Post by: Dave Otto on April 12, 2014, 04:08:09 PM
Look at the first post of this thread.

Dave