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#250935 11/21/2012 9:53 PM
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Hi, all. I thought I'd post some pictures of the map add-on that I did for my forum.

We are a group of teardrop owners (ultra-miniature RVs) and for a few years I maintained a google map with a pin for each user. It's tough to keep something like this current, but it was a big hit with my users.

So, I did the following mod that integrates a profile driven map into my forum.

Registered users can view the map.
Pins are colored according to RV type.
All data is live (directly from user profiles) and clicking on a user name takes you to their profile page.
[Linked Image from campinnforum.com]

Each user that chooses to have their location shown on the map also has a mini-map in their profile.
[Linked Image from campinnforum.com]

Profile edit screen allows users to enable/disable their pin, and edit the custom fields that contribute data to their pin.
(Also, users are able to select a special "On the Road" pin to let everyone know when they are out touring the country.)
[Linked Image from campinnforum.com]

I understand that this isn't the place for discussing this kind of thing in detail, so if anybody is interested in knowing more, send me a PM.

P.S. This would not have been possible without a few very helpful pointers from Gizmo. Thanks!



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Absolutely friggin' COOL. grin

Much better than the past Google solutions which required constant updates of the data.



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Looks like it came quite a ways since we last talked, looks pretty great!

If you're interested in posting it somewhere UBBDev has, in the past, been a great resource for modifications and addons.


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Outstanding Evan! A really good job mate.

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That is very kool indeed!


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Very very nice indeed... I really just looked at your idea and thought of about 3 ways I would/could use something like that.

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I'm going to post the code on the UbbDev site.

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ubbdev.com is down.....


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Seems ok for me smile

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Originally Posted by driv
Seems ok for me smile
Did you try to read an actual post/reply in a thread? Or, did you just go to the site via a link and it loaded? I can browse forums and even threads, but clicking on any post/reply results in the infamous generic database error:

We encountered a problem. The reason reported was
Database error only visible to forum administrators

Please click back to return to the previous page.


This occurred for every post link I tried... and I tried about a dozen in various forums.

Hopefully, the new "owner" of ubbdev won't follow the isolated silence of the owner of UBBThreads. [Linked Image from the-highway.com]


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Originally Posted by Pilgrim
Did you try to read an actual post/reply in a thread?

Yeah, my bad mate; It was late here and I didn't drill down deep enough.

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Hopefully, the new "owner" of ubbdev won't follow the isolated silence of the owner of UBBThreads. [Linked Image from the-highway.com]
Well, that would be Giz, wouldn't it? Hmmm, I don't think so then wink

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*nods* aye same for me.

Giz your site is acting funny lol

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Unfortunately I'm out of town until Sunday night, but when I get in I'll get it fixed ASAP


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Unfortunately I'm out of town until Sunday night, but when I get in I'll get it fixed ASAP


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