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LarryR

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LarryR

I've just come to realize what a varied group we are geographically. I realized it when I saw a recent post complaining about the extremely hot weather for December. Living in Chicago this made me realize that the post was from someone living in the southern hemisphere. I find this fascinating! Is there a form we could create where people could give their user name and location in this small world of ours? Obviously this would be strictly voluntary and I don't think it would violate anyone's privacy. I would just find it very interesting. If enough people agree, can someone tell me how I could create such a list? I'm willing to do the work if someone can just point me to a resource that would tell me how to go about it. I really love our diversity.

 

LarryR

Chicago, IL USA

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mike-munich

Larry, great idea ! I'm on a couple of other (car related) forums that have "user maps". I think Google offers something like that, and it can be implemented into a forum.

 

Best from Munich to the Windy City ! :D

 

Mike

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davef

We did something like this last year, we set up a google map, where people who indicate places they have visited. I reckon it would be easy set up a google map for people to show where they are.

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Barberian

Kinda like this?

 

Google Map of DF members for 2009.

 

You can put a pushpin (upper left corner of google map) on your home, or just in the city for more privacy. I just put a pin in the city. Anyone here can edit map. I've made it unlisted so only peeps who have the url (above) can find it.

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MJM

Sounds good. Larry I was in Chicago a couple of years ago and loved it there, and Mike, I visited Munich last year and loved it there also.

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mike-munich

The Google map sounds great, it's what the others forums I know have. I'll try and put my pin in. :cool:

and Mike, I visited Munich last year and loved it there also.

Next time you are here let me know. I might be in beautiful Ireland next year again (been there twice):cool:

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Hoyt54
Kinda like this?

 

Google Map of DF members for 2009.

 

You can put a pushpin (upper left corner of google map) on your home, or just in the city for more privacy. I just put a pin in the city. Anyone here can edit map. I've made it unlisted so only peeps who have the url (above) can find it.

 

Sorry Barberian, but I don't see the push pin, I can't show where I live. What am I doing wrong?:(

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Barberian

I don't know. I went back to the link and I can't modify the map. I've tried several things, gotten it to show the push pins then when I refreshed the page... It won't work again. Logged out of Google, logged in, mix match, can't seem to make it stable. Maybe someone smarter than me can get one going.

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mortis505

On the left side, click on "Edit". Then you should be able to add your placemark.

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BigcityRich

What a great idea. It will be facinating to see the map filled with pins! I cannot wait. Everyone needs to sign in and play. It only takes a minute to create an account and sign in.

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alicat61

:) Hi,

I have added mine, 1st from down under to do so hope the rest follow:D my lead

What a great idea

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Patient254

Man, I think I may have messed up the map trying to get my pin on there. I hope not. Can someone confirm this?

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mortis505
I kind of added mine, but am listed as "marker 20". :o

 

I fixed it for you Penny.

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Patient254

I don't know why I can't seem to figure out how to put a darn pin on the map. If someone could do Pittsburgh for me I'd appreciate it.

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mortis505

If anyone else would like me to add a placemark for them, just PM me. If you can give me a street address it would be great, otherwise just the city, state, country.

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Penny
I fixed it for you Penny.

 

Thank you very much. :) I did this on my own map all the way until it said "show street" and there was my house. I found the homes of most of my family, some that I have not seen because they are in other states....kind of cool! :D

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Jan B

I love this . . . I really do. Some of you are so far, far away (but you seem so close)!

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