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Hi Cor

 

I have the same problem (maybe). I'm logged in and I tried yesterday to mark my position and it seemed to work but when I looked at the map I couldn't see my marker. I tried a few times, I can't see my name on the list either. Today I can't even seem to place a marker. I'm using Safari on a Mac if that matters.

 

Cheers for the idea anyway it is very cool.

 

Saeed

Just tried it on Safari/Mac (safari 3.1.1, OSX 10.4.11). I'll try 10.5.2 at home. So far it works. Can you try Firefox to see if it's a browser issue?

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Just tried it on Safari/Mac (safari 3.1.1, OSX 10.4.11). I'll try 10.5.2 at home. So far it works. Can you try Firefox to see if it's a browser issue?

 

Its a browser problem. Firefox worked. Sorry I should have tried it before hassling you, I know Safari can be a pain.

 

Anyway great feature, now I can see just how close I really live to Alex..........

Edited by saeedrashid

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This is a really cool fxeature. Its great to help folks get in touch and just to see where everyone is from.

 

But what would be really useful is some way to post dive locations, along with the KML/KMZ files for GoogleEarth. Photos could also carry this information linking you to the dive site where a photo was taken. With several free applications, its trivial to upload these to your GPS, or just cruise around and look at the satellite pictures of the area to plan your next trip.

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Hey Cor, what a great idea! Something else to suck up all my spare time. :guiness: How about putting a different symbol on the map for the sponsors. A camera maybe? I'm always telling folks to go handle the system before they buy. How cool would it be to have one place to go (The Map) no matter where one is in the world to find the nearest O-ring/ parts/service? Not sure about the Wetpixel business model but it's strikes me that it would be worth something to me if I was selling U/W stuff to be "On the Map". Maybe it's a seperate commercial map? Something to think about.

 

When did the Pakman move to North Korea? :guiness:

 

Steve

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Any way of adding a menu link (on the Blogs...Gallery...Live Chat...etc bar) that takes you directly to the map?
A direct link to the Wetpixel map has been added under 'Resources' on the main menu bar. For your browsing convenience :guiness:.

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I think a different icon for sponsors is a great idea William, and im not even thinking commercially there. Just knowing where some of these places are is great. I'll be on a tiny boat with Eric for a week and im sure we'll be discussing all these possibilities, including different data as markers.

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A direct link to the Wetpixel map has been added under 'Resources' on the main menu bar. For your browsing convenience :guiness:.

Sorry, I can't find it

 

Cheers

 

Hal

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halabriel..it's called 'Member map' under Resources. If you cant find it, chances are you have to force-reload the page because of caching

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halabriel..it's called 'Member map' under Resources. If you cant find it, chances are you have to force-reload the page because of caching

 

Nope, can't find it even have logged out and back in.

The only things under resources are: Classifieds, Live Chat, Free stuff and Member list

I am using Firefox on a Mac OS 10.5 at home, but couldn't see it on my work PC either

 

....

 

 

Oh there it is - not sure what was different, but up it popped

 

Cheers

 

Hal

Edited by Halabriel

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Nope, can't find it even have logged out and back in.

The only things under resources are: Classifieds, Live Chat, Free stuff and Member list

I am using Firefox on a Mac OS 10.5 at home, but couldn't see it on my work PC either

 

I had the same problem until I cleared the cache then it popped up...

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Very Cool! Thanks a lot. You can not only see my building but the location of my office within the building.

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Cor,

 

Mega feature - Nice job!

 

Although you can see my house (and its windows - Wow!) I've put my flag next to the closest dive site to where I live.

 

Check it out, you'll find a "myriad" of fish, "stunning vistas" and loads of other cliched stuff.

 

Well, maybe not, but it is a protected area (unlike the UK's coastline) and home to a really rare newt.

 

Hey - I've just noticed, that's not my car in the driveway, what's my wife been up to!?!

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I changed the icon to what I think is a nicer one. I also added a new map type (top right corner named 'terrain'), and I also include release notes as a clickable link on the bottom left corner. If you think things have changed, check there first.

 

Im already working on changing things so you dont see so many overlapping icons, but instead see 1 larger icon until you zoom in deep enough. Wetpixel moderator acroporas is helping me with that, but we're still working out some kinks.

 

Cor

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Nice job Cor - I see I have my own island, not too much of a surprise don't know many here who dive and take pics.

 

Paul C

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Hi Cor

 

Very nice feature!!!!

But I can not make it work. Every time I click on edit your position, it ask me to log in. I log in, come back an then it ask to log in again.

I have tried firefox, safari, and IE.

Am I missing something?

 

Thanks

 

Marcelo.

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Very cool Cor! Now I wonder who this other wetpixelite on STX is....

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I wondered that myself as well :)

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Hi Cor

 

Very nice feature!!!!

But I can not make it work. Every time I click on edit your position, it ask me to log in. I log in, come back an then it ask to log in again.

I have tried firefox, safari, and IE.

Am I missing something?

 

Thanks

 

Marcelo.

Unfortunately this probably has nothing to do with the map itself but with the underlying authentication. Are you perhaps not accepting cookies? Or otherwise using some security measure that could interfere with this?

 

Do you see that you're logged in in the top-right corner?

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Do you see that you're logged in in the top-right corner?

 

huummmm no. I see that I am logged in on the top left corner at the forums pages, but it does not show that I am logged in on the top right corner, neither on the map or the front page.

I will look at the security/cookies issue...

 

Thanks

 

Marcelo

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If you're not logged into the front page, it wont work. The maps page uses that same authentication. The only thing I can see in the source is that it checks for a cookie. Another possibility could be that you're behind a proxy that keeps changing its ip#

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It's when you really zoom into a person's position on the map that it becomes apparent that so many Wetpixellers live out in the street. Is it the cost of underwater photography to blame for the fact that so few of us seem to have a roof over our heads?

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It's a privacy issue, and I recommend that one doesnt pinpoint their exact position.

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It's a privacy issue, and I recommend that one doesnt pinpoint their exact position.

 

 

I like John's reasoning more, though yours makes more sense :)

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Two more things. First, i added a person's real name if they have it set in the profile. Second, you can directly access your own marker by providing an id to the URL like this:

 

http://wetpixel.com/maps/?id=1029

 

You can find your own ID by hovering over your own name in any part of the forum. If it's clickable it'll show you a number. That's your ID. Try hovering over my name on the left of this posting and you'll see 1029. Check my sig on how you could theoretically use that option.. edit: this was phrased wrong. On firefix if you hover over it you'll see the URL it'll go to on the bottom of the screen. Other browser may not do that. Just click on my name instead and you'll see 1029 mentioned in the URL bar.

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You can find your own ID by hovering over your own name in any part of the forum. If it's clickable it'll show you a number. That's your ID. Try hovering over my name on the left of this posting and you'll see 1029. Check my sig on how you could theoretically use that option.

 

Hovering didn't work for me, weird. But I can see the ID if I rightclick on the link and go to properties.

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