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Friday, December 23, 2005 5:34 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


So I had a little time to kill while members of my family were shopping. It's a little buggy at the moment, but give it a whirl and let me know what you think.

http://www.fireflyfans.net/browncoatmap.asp




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Friday, December 23, 2005 5:40 PM

FOLLOWMAL




I like it!!

But I can't enter me yet, the Geocoder can't find my little town! Doesn't surprise me none, but I'll check some local stuff and come back.



"Why did this get so complicated?" Mal

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Friday, December 23, 2005 7:17 PM

FLIPDOG


Only problem is the quadrant functions. It says I'm in Asia.

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Friday, December 23, 2005 7:25 PM

THISODDFEMME


This is so cool. You rock Haken.

For some reason, I'm in Antarctica. Either the geocoder thing is off or the map is off.

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Friday, December 23, 2005 7:50 PM

JAYSONAYCH


Maybe something could be set up on Frappr... http://www.frappr.com/

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Friday, December 23, 2005 9:52 PM

HAKEN

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Quote:

Originally posted by JaysonAych:
Maybe something could be set up on Frappr...



Yeah, but then I wouldn't learn anything.

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Friday, December 23, 2005 10:14 PM

HAKEN

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Quote:

Originally posted by FlipDog:
Only problem is the quadrant functions. It says I'm in Asia.



Yeah, had a bug. Problem fixed. If you enter your long/lat again, it should put you at the right location.

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Friday, December 23, 2005 10:22 PM

FLIPDOG


Sweeeeeet!!!! Yeah Idaho...

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 12:42 AM

CBY


Damn, it made me an North West African

It's not so easy to find the right values. Most pages only work for the USA.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 12:54 AM

FILLYGIRL

Operative: "Its worse than you know..." Mal: "It usually is."


That's awsome Haken

...it's worst than you know...Operative
...it usually is.....Mal

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 1:39 AM

HAKEN

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Quote:

Originally posted by CBY:
Damn, it made me an North West African

It's not so easy to find the right values. Most pages only work for the USA.



Yeah. And, really, for our purpose here on FFF.NET, it needn't be since it's all in fun. Besides, the coordinates derived from geocoding isn't very accurate.

I don't have a GPS, nor a GPS feature on my cell phone, but if you do, I would like to see how accurate those coordinates are when plotted on the Google map.

Haken

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 5:03 AM

BRITCHICK


UK browncoats, you can get your latitude and longitude by going to www.streetmap.co.uk.

All you need to do is enter your postcode, click on "search", then when your map comes up scroll to the blue box near the bottom which says:
"This product includes mapping data licensed from Ordnance Survey". In this box you can click the link which says "cick here to convert"... and you getthe lat and long.

In Haken's map you need to enter the lat and long that are in brackets, not the bit that says "N.." and "W.."





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Saturday, December 24, 2005 5:45 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


This is an excellent idea!

I've added my name to the map. It's kinda weird and cool to be able to see all the towns and cities in your area, and pin point your exact location.

Thanks for helping out us U.K Browncoats too Britchick!

And, thanks for submitting the map Haken! This is an excellent addition to the site.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 6:16 AM

CHRISISALL


Haken, it's so cool! Mine came up right the first time.
Hey- now I know where you got your tan!

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 6:27 AM

2X2


This is very cool... but it keeps stickin' me on the wrong continent...
I'll keep tryin' tho...

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 7:13 AM

DARKJESTER


Hmmm, Antarctica for some of us?

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 7:45 AM

CS


I love it! I'm right there in the middle of England

Thanks Britchick for the help, to be a bit quicker Uk Browncoats can just go here and enter their Post Code at the bottom:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?GridConvert?name=407658,25040
0&type=OSGrid


Then it's the numbers in brackets for Lat and Long

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 8:28 AM

CBY


Eventually I was able to leave Africa

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 10:10 AM

PINBALLWIZARD


Horray for me, although it shows me living in a gutter across my street.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 11:05 AM

BRITCHICK


Thanks CS, I didn't spot that.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 11:21 AM

GAMESTALKER25


Sweet, im right there in good Ol' Va!

You can't take the sky from me...

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 12:15 PM

SIHNON


Well, the map is off by a few blocks...I'm due northeast of the location...

I'm so alone. Am I the only Browncoat in Salinas? Ah, sad. So sad.

Captain Reynolds never touched me, all he did was rent me a shuttle and be very, very annoying!

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 1:37 PM

FOLLOWMAL




Ok, I don't live in Asia, so I apparently did something wrong. How do I take myself out of Asia and put my self in Missouri? Got my lat and long from a local weather site. Hmmmm, I shall try again.

"This is not my best day ever." Mal

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 3:43 PM

CITIZEN


Haken, as always, a brilliant idea

Excuse me I'm drunk at the moment, Christmas eve party, just got back, you understand, I hope...

Isn't this a frappr map? I looks identicle? Did you make it yourself?

Either way its great .



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Saturday, December 24, 2005 4:17 PM

SPINLAND


Most cool. Even drunk off my kiester I managed to get it right the first time. Thanks for the new toy!

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 4:47 PM

CASTIRONJACK


This is awesome! You might think to make it a feature on the home page!


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Saturday, December 24, 2005 5:17 PM

MAUGWAI


Brilliant! This will make get togethers easier.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 5:54 PM

MAKESUSMIGHTY


For Long. and Lat. numbers you can get them from many maps. If you know any pilots, or are near an airport (one for small planes) they will have an accurate avation map called a sectional map. Or you can just use the numbers of the airport itself.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 6:30 PM

HAKEN

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Quote:

Originally posted by citizen:
Isn't this a frappr map? I looks identicle? Did you make it yourself?



It looks the same because Frappr uses the same Google Map API.

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 12:32 AM

CITIZEN


ahh, that explains it. Very impressive, thanks a lot.



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Sunday, December 25, 2005 2:23 AM

CBY


Quote:

Originally posted by FollowMal:
How do I take myself out of Asia and put my self in Missouri?



Just enter the new values. The old entry vanishes automatically.

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 2:37 AM

ANGSTY


Well, I guess living in Japan would be cool, as per the map, but errr.... I don't live anywhere NEAR there....

At least Melb Aus and Japan are... sorta close.... time zone wise...???


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Sunday, December 25, 2005 6:49 AM

JAKE7


Pretty cool, Haken! Got my pin in the right place first try!

Doesn't play nice with Netscape, though. Had to bring up IE to see the map...

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 9:04 AM

MAKESUSMIGHTY


I'm using IE but I only get a black screen with a blue border. No Map. I tried to enter my co-ords. anyway. I hope it got added even though I can't see it. Any suggestions as to why?






MakesUsMighty

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 9:10 AM

CBY


Quote:

Originally posted by MakesUsMighty:
I'm using IE but I only get a black screen with a blue border. No Map. I tried to enter my co-ords. anyway. I hope it got added even though I can't see it. Any suggestions as to why?



My guess is: JavaScript is either off or doesn't work properly (the map makes heavy use of it).

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 11:41 AM

DERANGEDMILK


Great idea!
Looks like we have a few penguin browncoats though.
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"Storms getting worse."
"We'll pass through it soon enough."

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 11:41 AM

FOLLOWMAL




Thanks very kindly.

Oops, I'm still not in Missouri, I don't think. Hmmmm, must do some more searching to get right coordinates.

I'll be back again.



"I'm thinking we'll rise again." Mal

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 2:45 PM

COZEN


An engaging novelty!

Close. Actual location is about 80 kilometres southwest of the noted point. Of course, I only entered to the .01 minute each way.

On a quasi-unrelated note, it seems I've made a FF fan out of my non-tv-watching brother. Does that seem right to you? Aargh, another boxed set to buy.... It's all Haken's fault!

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Monday, December 26, 2005 12:34 AM

PEULSAR5

We sniff the air, we don't kiss the dirt.


An excellent contraption. Aint technology wonderfull?

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Monday, December 26, 2005 2:25 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Some additions to our little map.

- Map will now center on "you" when you first view the map. A helpful feature for those of us who are not in North America and are across the pond.

- Your coordinates and note will now display as default. Helpful when editing.

- Notes will now display in the popup info box. I'm limiting the length to 25 characters for now. I might increase it depending on how it'll affect performance. Also, avatar/image display is coming soon, but we'll see how much time I have this week on working on this.

-Haken



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Monday, December 26, 2005 3:23 PM

FAILE


I'm logged in but I don't see any options to add a marker. What am I missing?

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Monday, December 26, 2005 4:21 PM

HAKEN

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Quote:

Originally posted by Faile:
I'm logged in but I don't see any options to add a marker. What am I missing?



You didn't do anything wrong. I was messing with the code and forgot to put something back. Try it now, it should work.

Haken

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 2:50 AM

JOHNBOYTOO


Give us a hint on the format of the latitude and longitude required and maybe it won't put a good ole Tejas boy in Southeast Asia

37 25 19.1 N Lat
122 05 06 W Long

should be entered how ?

TIA

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 4:56 AM

PSOLARIS


Hey Johnboy, Go back to the page that has the map with all of us on it (the one from the link above) and there is a space on the left hand side of the page in which you can copy and paste your latitidue and longitude in there. Then hit Map It.



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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 8:41 AM

JOHNBOYTOO


Appreciate the response,
I know where to put it... just not the proper format that it is expecting....
my coordinates are in hours minutes seconds from google earth...

but nope...
entering my lat and long in the format..
37 25 19.1 N
122 05 06 W

and it transposes it to
372519.1
1220506

which puts it in Antartica -
closer, but still not Texus

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 8:46 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by JohnBoyToo:
Appreciate the response,
I know where to put it... just not the proper format that it is expecting....
my coordinates are in hours minutes seconds from google earth...

but nope...
entering my lat and long in the format..
37 25 19.1 N
122 05 06 W

and it transposes it to
372519.1
1220506




I use the Decimal Degrees format on the map for longitude and latitude.

Go to this page and do the conversion:

http://maps2.nris.state.mt.us/topofinder1/latlong.asp


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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 9:30 AM

SERENITYPUNK


yay

done me



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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 9:51 AM

JOHNBOYTOO


Thanks...
I tried....

but I have to say Uncle....
i'm still in Southeast Asia....
so if youse guys are looking for me there....
take a hard left and come to Fort Worth, Texus :)

Enjoy the movie....
I did !

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 10:00 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by JohnBoyToo:
Thanks...
I tried....

but I have to say Uncle....
i'm still in Southeast Asia....
so if youse guys are looking for me there....
take a hard left and come to Fort Worth, Texus :)



Try entering the following:

Latitude: 32.725
Longitude: -97.32

That should put you in Fort Worth.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005 10:10 AM

SANDRANZ


This is so cool! I've managed to put myself in after a bit of trial and error!

Hell is other people's music

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