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Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« on: June 11, 2009, 08:41:06 PM »
Hey All,

I've updated some of the pages on this site and wanted opinions on any possible improvements.

The largest update (which will soon grow into more) is this conversion on the viewing maps page:


To make the update more accurate I need people to modify their maps (i'm getting the ones I can) and check the appropriate map features boxes.  Try to click "Minor Modification" at the bottom so that it doesn't change the date you loaded the map.  I've tried to hit some of the most popular maps right now.

I've also added authors to the articles and creators to the map based on member name.

For the near future:
- Search by map features
- Sort maps page by newest; features; etc.
- View maps uploaded by user
- Select multiple countries when adding maps - Done 15 Jun 09

If there are any other improvements programming wise that you would like or have ideas for improvements (including map features to help narrow it down) do let me know in this thread.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2009, 11:14:22 PM by -Oz- »
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 09:47:11 PM »
1. That bug has been fixed
2. Wow, that does look bad (thats what i get for converting from tables to css; working on it now).

Thanks for hitting most of your maps and checking the POI box; made my life easier; I did the rest :)

EDIT: Okay, fixed bug #2; good now.

So, think it looks better and helps with the user experience or?
« Last Edit: June 11, 2009, 10:02:38 PM by -Oz- »
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 10:11:16 PM »
3 and 5 fixed; good call on 4; been thinking of it for awhile because i want to add the best Caribbean maps i've seen yet and they span multiple countries.

I'll work on that too since I should be able to steal the code from the states page.
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 08:46:30 AM »
actually, to easily resize it just add width="600" to the img tag or go to image properties in the WYSIWYG editor and make width 600; it'll change the height as needed to keep it proportional?

Just confused about the countries thing...
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 11:13:28 PM »
added the multiple country select thing tonight.  I think I caught all the bugs (things appear to be working).  Let me know how it works out for you.
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 07:04:40 AM »
Yep, thought of that this morning... fixed
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 05:00:42 PM »
Added the ability to see maps by who provided the map http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/byuser/

This isn't a great way to search (that's still coming) but it is is good because in the Maps You May Like section you can click to see all the other maps the user uploaded.
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 07:24:59 PM »
101 and 102 moved over...
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 10:48:30 AM »
That is very interesting... looking into it.
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 11:04:49 AM »
Fixed; anyone with just one map had no maps listed
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Re: Site Updates: Maps View Updates
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 05:46:04 PM »
fixed; thanks
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