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Let's Map Our Membership!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bep207, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. bep207

    bep207

    300
    Nov 27, 2006
    Columbia, MO
    Hey everyone.
    I had a great idea. Let's use Google Maps to map our membership. Not only can we see if there are other members that live nearby, but we can also find out where concentrations of Cafe members are and can possibly use that information for planning of events.

    Here is what I did.
    I created a Google account for all of us to share.
    the username is: nikoncafemap
    the password is: nikkor

    Follow this link
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&...17218707155278392.00000112006c950018231&msa=0

    It will take you to the map, I already entered my location.
    You will have to click sign-in (use the above log in info) at the top right to be able to access the editing features of the map.

    Once signed in. You can find a general location (please dont give your exact address for your own security and privacy reasons). And then place one of those blue bubble pins on your spot. Title the "landmark" your username.

    If we get alot of people to do this, we can find out who is nearby and can possibly create a better atmosphere for networking.

    Hope everyone likes this idea!
    Blake
    bep207
     
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  4. I'm landmarked...
     
  5. Tweetybrd

    Tweetybrd

    119
    Feb 8, 2007
    Arizona
    Cool Idea!! Done.:wink:
     
  6. jaymc

    jaymc Guest

    Tried to follow the link, but got lost - needs update?

    - Jay

    OK, submitted my link (yellow), you know there are other colors besides blue! :tongue:

    - Jay
     
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  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Sandi,
    Started this awhile ago
     
  8. bep207

    bep207

    300
    Nov 27, 2006
    Columbia, MO
    i looked around, but being fairly new I wasnt aware of this.
    We can go with the old one, but if it needs updated perhaps we could use this...
    Either way works. Just thought it would be fun
    Blake
     
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  10. Done. Nice idea!
     
  11. Yeah, I think it's a fun idea; I wonder if we could integrate the data from each of these into one cohesive map.
     
  12. jaymc

    jaymc Guest

    I think that there is an advantage to using Google Maps rather than Google Earth. Even though Google Earth looks prettier it requires frequent update files to keep it up to date. Google Maps doesn't.

    - Jay
     
  13. Done. Wasn't able to access Sandi's version.
     
  14. I am in. Great initiative. World is truly a small village ...
     
  15. jaymc

    jaymc Guest

    There is a KML link on the top-right of Google Maps, maybe if we find the latest file it can somehow be input through here. Anyone done this?

    - Jay
     
  16. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Drop Sandi and PM
    I am sure she will help
     
  17. Looks like fun. I'm in.
     
  18. jaymc

    jaymc Guest

    I see you live off of I-90 in Montana ... I remember driving through there on my way back home from the east coast - got up to 126 mph! Is it still legal to do that?

    - Jay
     
  19. No, they got rid of that. The law was that you could drive at a "reasonable speed", and several state supreme court cases demonstrated that law enforcement and drivers weren't going to agree on what that was!

    Sean
     
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