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New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:18:17 AM »
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Every pin represents a single author's TR. Some people have written multiple TRs of a single locations, so these will all be in that one pin. Popular places with many trip reports will have many pins; these will show up as you browse and zoom into the map. Note that the pins are not places in precise locations; they are instead generalized to the country or city as per the master wiki.

Use this map as an easy way to find reports, to browse locations near the ones you're interested in, see where people who've done similar trips to yours went, or just to see how well traveled our little community here is.

This is still a work in progress, so please feel free to comment and critique.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2018, 12:34:36 AM by Something Fishy »
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 01:06:48 AM »
Brilliant Idea! Love it!
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 01:33:58 AM »
Its great! Thumbs up

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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 01:48:07 AM »
Really cool SF!

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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 03:29:14 AM »
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 10:22:36 AM »
really cool to see on a map.

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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 10:22:37 AM »
This is incredible. Thank you!
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 10:23:14 AM »
how did you do this?

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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 10:24:05 AM »
Awesome, really amazing job!

My only question is would this look/function better with a single pin on a location with links to each TR after clicking that pin?
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 10:26:10 AM »
 it's nice to see at a glance how popular the place is

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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2018, 10:41:28 AM »
Awesome, really amazing job!

My only question is would this look/function better with a single pin on a location with links to each TR after clicking that pin?
Nope, the zooming in works smoothly, and you have the option to search by country/staye

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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 10:59:54 AM »
Right but look at Maui, Kauai, and Paris for example.
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 11:35:53 AM »
how did you do this?

Mostly a couple hours spent formatting the wiki into a spreadsheet, and then exporting that to Gmaps and further formatting there.
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 11:37:07 AM »
Mind blown
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Re: New Feature: Browse All Trip Reports On A Map!
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2018, 11:38:55 AM »
Awesome, really amazing job!

My only question is would this look/function better with a single pin on a location with links to each TR after clicking that pin?

The problem I'm having with that is that the popular areas get incredibly unwieldy, especially once you mix multiple-part TRs into the equation. It is also hard to see who the author is, and I cannot add a featured image to the pin either (which I'm planning to do eventually).

And this as well:

it's nice to see at a glance how popular the place is
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