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    Members Map

    Has anyone thought of doing a members map to plot approximate locations of forum members? Thought it might be a nice touch as I've seen it used on other forums in the past?

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    I also asked this same question a while back!

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    It's possible, I will ask the forum guru to see what can be done.

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    Cool. It's just a suggestion- there may be a reason as to why they haven't put one on before now. Guess we will find out!

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    Would be a good. Would be good to see if there's anyone close to meet up with etc.

    Obviously not pin pointing addresses but rough location would be OK. Unless there was a way to give access to members only, just for security reasons.
    Last edited by Mark881; 05-31-2016 at 10:28 PM.

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    You've banged the nail on the head there Mark, closest town would probably be enough detail to get a fair idea of locations. Doesn't need to get as personal as road name etc.

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    Any progression with this map?
    Safe Journeys.

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    Streetbob was going to enquire, I'm sure he will post when he has an update?

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    Easily you can create an interactive map using several free tools - for a start I'd suggest Google Fusion Tables. Upload a text csv file with some location info (town name for example) and Google will process (geo-code in tech-talk) the data and create a clickable map.

    The usefulness of the map will depend on the data contained in the file that is uploaded and geo-coded. For example, a list of model numbers with year and the town name of the rider may be a good start. The file could be uploaded monthly or quarterly to update the map. I do this on a regular basis for UK charities I provide IT services for in my spare time.

    Understandably, a member list can't be obtained from this site easily which is good and correct - and any extract of data must be fully sufficiently anonomysed to comply with UK Data Protection laws.

    Hope this helps - you can try Google Fusion Tables - just google it to find the link lol.

    For clarity, I don't work for Google!

    Thanks

    Sassman

    (PS There's a questions regarding members maps that I've replied to also with this information)

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    Seems to me that you're the man for the job Sass !
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    Safe Journeys.

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