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This is a discussion on Photography.ca Community Map within the Suggestions and Improvements forums, part of the Administration category; I was just thinking earlier tonight (actually Lovin wanting to add a photo into the 'Your City or Town at ...

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    I was just thinking earlier tonight (actually Lovin wanting to add a photo into the 'Your City or Town at Night' thread got me onto this idea) about an online map that members can visit and place a marker for themselves on their location.

    I've looked at Google maps and started a test map to see how it works. Seems simple enough ... we invite members to join and the members drag a placemarker to their locality. Clicking on the marker then opens a box where they can place a photo and some info about themselves.
    End result ... we can see where everyone is more or less.

    Here's a screenshot of what it looks like ...
    Edited by Marko Admin - Here's another link to the ACTUAL and Real Photography.ca community map



    As you can see ... we get a list to the left of all the members names as well.

    Perhaps someone knows a better system for this?

    Perhaps this isn't something wanted here?

    Ideas???
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    You ride bike too

    I think it's a neat idea..if you want to do it you can if not you don't....

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    Sounds fun to me though I don't think there's any other reasonable solution other than Google maps. At least it's the most popular!
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    Having never used google, its kind of weird to see your house from the street at any angle you wish. Makes you wonder what else they can do with those satellites, probably better off not knowing. haha, well, my place marker is up, on the complete opposite side of the world from MA. This sounds like fun.
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    Well if everyone likes it and Marko's good with it then we can go ahead I guess.

    However, this test one I set up (and invited JJ and TT) to put markers onto will have to be scrapped as I'm the owner of it as far as Google is concerned. It would obviously be best for marko to be the owner so he'll have to set it up.
    That's easy to do anyhow but it's a manual invite system so I guess we'd have to ask him to invite us and provide our email addresses so that he can. After the initial novelty wears off it should only be work for Marko as new people join and ask to be able to place a marker.

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    oooh! They did this on another message board! It's pretty cool so count me in They also included great shooting spots. Maybe, we could somehow include that too?

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    That is a great idea Gem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjeling View Post
    Having never used google, its kind of weird to see your house from the street at any angle you wish. Makes you wonder what else they can do with those satellites, probably better off not knowing. haha, well, my place marker is up, on the complete opposite side of the world from MA. This sounds like fun.

    Pretty scary hey!!! LOL..wait till you see where I am..you guys are gonna laugh your heads off....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjeling View Post
    Having never used google, its kind of weird to see your house from the street at any angle you wish. Makes you wonder what else they can do with those satellites, probably better off not knowing. haha, well, my place marker is up, on the complete opposite side of the world from MA. This sounds like fun.
    Not all the cities have "StreetView". Those were actually done by trucks with camera's mounted on the roof. They drove all over the larger cities and recorded GPS along with the photos and then pushed it all into the database. Still, it's very cool.
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    I'm absolutely game here and think it's neat idea

    Can you just provide me with a link to get started - or guide me to the starting point?

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