Dirty-South Blues Harp forum: wail on! > An Experiment in Where's Waldo
An Experiment in Where's Waldo
Login  |  Register
Page: 1 2

nacoran
347 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:14 PM

View Harmonica Players in a larger map

You can zoom in with the plus and minus buttons, or move it around by holding down the left mouse key and "pulling" it.

I've made it a public map that anyone can edit, so here is the idea. If you have a Google account log on and put a pin in it with your MBH forum handle and any other info you want to share. Are their other harpers near you? Now there is an app for that!


http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=
104845941585189236070.000477e32eddb140744f2

Last Edited by on Nov 13, 2009 10:41 AM
GermanHarpist
676 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:34 PM
How do I add a pin?

----------
germanharpist on YT. = ;-)
nacoran
349 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:37 PM
I think all you have to do is type in your address, then you can edit it. Do you see a collaborate button?

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2009 2:38 PM
nacoran
350 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:41 PM
Ok, after looking at it more... once your logged into your account you should see a little icon in the left corner of the map that looks like a pushpin. Click on that and drag it where you want it. Once you have it where you want it you can click the new pushpin and edit it.
GermanHarpist
677 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:42 PM
Ok, it worked. I just entered my address and then clicked "Save to..."

Thanks nacoran, for setting that up. I'll add it to the "how-to" site right away!

----------
germanharpist on YT. = ;-)
nacoran
351 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:43 PM
Cool! Two down. Was Braunshweig in the East or West?

You probably have a better idea how you did that than I did, since I had a different screen since I was starting the map. Maybe you could give everyone the step by step?

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2009 2:45 PM
nacoran
352 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:48 PM
Tooka! Do you need us to send a rescue ship?

Ahh, that looks much less wet and cold.

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2009 2:49 PM
GermanHarpist
679 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:49 PM
Just about 30 km to the West. However, I just study here. I originally come from Luxembourg. GermanHarpist is more a joke... an insider joke, I guess.

----------
germanharpist on YT. = ;-)

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2009 3:04 PM
tookatooka
753 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:50 PM
Nice one Nate. I got there in the end. Great idea, I'm the first MBH member in the UK.

For other users I had to click the EDIT box just near the top left corner of the map for the pushpin symbol to appear. I'm already a google member so didn't need to register.
----------
Click to Blow Your Brains Out!

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2009 2:54 PM
HarpMan Freeman
89 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:53 PM
Your instructions worked perfectly.
Good idea and fun as well
Thanks
GermanHarpist
681 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:53 PM
Awesome, works fine now. Thanks again nacoran...

----------
germanharpist on YT. = ;-)

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2009 3:07 PM
nacoran
354 posts
Nov 08, 2009
2:59 PM
Now if I can remember how to embed...
Huh, my map is coming out blank when I embed it.

Last Edited by on Nov 08, 2009 3:06 PM
nacoran
355 posts
Nov 08, 2009
3:10 PM
What am I doing wrong?
tookatooka
754 posts
Nov 08, 2009
3:15 PM
You can see it if you zoom right out.
----------
Click to Blow Your Brains Out!
arzajac
78 posts
Nov 08, 2009
3:19 PM
I'm logged in to my google account but I can't see the pushpin to add my pin.
nacoran
356 posts
Nov 08, 2009
3:19 PM
Ok everyone, enjoy! I'm off.
tookatooka
755 posts
Nov 08, 2009
3:27 PM
arzajac@ I had to click the EDIT box just near the top left corner of the map for the pushpin symbol to appear. I'm already a google member so didn't need to register.

----------
Click to Blow Your Brains Out!
arzajac
80 posts
Nov 08, 2009
3:28 PM
Thanks! I got it.
scstrickland
294 posts
Nov 08, 2009
4:02 PM
Hey I can see my house from here!
RyanMortos
451 posts
Nov 08, 2009
5:07 PM
Woot!, I've been caught pitching a wang dang doodle at my former college! (within 15mins of where I live)

----------
~Ryan
Pennsylvania - H.A.R.P. (Harmonica Association 'Round Philly)
Gwythion
6 posts
Nov 09, 2009
8:14 AM
This is looking good; Maps like this help whether you're having a discussion with someone on the other side of the world or in the same country. (when the map starts to fill up)

Will it be possible to mark the map as a sticky, though, as it may soon disappear?
rbeetsme
23 posts
Nov 09, 2009
10:09 AM
Worked here too, thanks!
toddlgreene
103 posts
Nov 09, 2009
10:32 AM
Very cool nacoran! Thanks for posting this. Now when someone makes a pissy post, we know where to start looking.;-)
----------
GO SAINTS!
crescentcityharmonicaclub@gmail.com
Tuckster
260 posts
Nov 09, 2009
10:37 AM
Thanks,nacoran. That was a very cool idea.
nacoran
359 posts
Nov 09, 2009
11:56 AM
I don't think there is a way to make the map sticky, but we can bump it, or you can post it in other related threads, or it could get a section in the archive, or it could get a page (maybe the same page that you sign in on.) That's up to Adam though.

And if Adam is interested and has a Google account, I think there is probably a way to transfer control of the map to his account, although I have no problem being the primary on it if no one else minds.

Last Edited by on Nov 09, 2009 11:59 AM
toddlgreene
104 posts
Nov 09, 2009
1:32 PM
bump!
----------
GO SAINTS!
crescentcityharmonicaclub@gmail.com
GermanHarpist
688 posts
Nov 09, 2009
2:21 PM
It's on the forum how-to so that newbies can put their pin on the map.

Otherwise we should just bump the thread from time to time just like the "MBH-forum members sign in..." thread. Or just start a thread from time to time to remind newbies how to say hello...

----------
germanharpist on YT. =;-)

Last Edited by on Nov 09, 2009 2:25 PM
GermanHarpist
689 posts
Nov 09, 2009
2:22 PM
This map is ridiculously cool!

Go Harpfriends!

----------
germanharpist on YT. =;-)
nacoran
364 posts
Nov 09, 2009
2:39 PM
Adam started the original 'Where are you from?' thread. He could edit his first post to add the map there. This thread is just a thread. All it does is help people find the map. We can do that in any related thread.
MJ
58 posts
Nov 09, 2009
2:46 PM
It took a bit , but this old dog learned a new trick...Woof woof.
nacoran
365 posts
Nov 09, 2009
3:10 PM
Hey, harpman made his pin look like a person... cool. I wonder if we could make them look like harmonicas. Why do I always think of these things just as I have to get set to go somewhere? Huh, looks like you can add custom icons. They don't have a stock harp image.

Last Edited by on Nov 09, 2009 3:12 PM
jonsparrow
1300 posts
Nov 09, 2009
3:23 PM
yall know where im at.
nacoran
366 posts
Nov 09, 2009
3:28 PM
Hey, we could scale down the MBH harp and turn it on it's side, if Adam doesn't mind. What do you think oh great one?
HarpMan Freeman
90 posts
Nov 09, 2009
3:58 PM
you can customize any icon you want. Go back to the Google map where you added you location and select edit, then go to your name and then double click on the tear drop icon, there it lets you change the icon.

I agree with tookatooka. If you add you own ICON, it doesn't scale well is gets too large.

I tried taking the MBH Harmonica, flip it and reduced the size to 64 pixels and it still didn't scale properly and was too large.

Last Edited by on Nov 09, 2009 5:00 PM
tookatooka
756 posts
Nov 09, 2009
4:08 PM
Trouble is it has to be 64 x 64 pixels max and when you zoom out it stays quite large in comparison to other markers and will blot them out. Not a good idea.
----------
Click to Blow Your Brains Out!
Sirsucksalot
84 posts
Nov 10, 2009
8:56 PM
hey
ricanefan
28 posts
Nov 10, 2009
11:30 PM
Now...if anyone shows up at my door...BRING BEER...and some flowers for the Mrs., because I've been telling her for years that no one just shows up and knocks on doors unannounced, and I'll need the headstart to get out of that doghouse...
Bluzdude46
264 posts
Nov 11, 2009
12:27 PM
Yo Ryan? If you've figured this out, put a pin in there for me!!
kudzurunner
783 posts
Nov 11, 2009
12:54 PM
I've now added my house--no stalkers, please!--and, more temptingly, "the crossroads." Zoom in on Oxford, Mississippi and you'll find that there are two stickpins about five miles apart.

Some day--perhaps next summer--I plan to have an MBH rendez-vous at the Crossroads.
toddlgreene
123 posts
Nov 11, 2009
1:04 PM
Hey, I'm not alone in the South anymore! Kudzu, post that date, and I'll make the 4 1/2-hour trek!

----------
GO SAINTS!
crescentcityharmonicaclub@gmail.com
RyanMortos
458 posts
Nov 11, 2009
3:34 PM
Bluzdude, taken care of buddy!

----------
~Ryan
Pennsylvania - H.A.R.P. (Harmonica Association 'Round Philly)
nacoran
380 posts
Nov 11, 2009
4:19 PM
Where are all those Aussies I keep seeing posting? Wasn't there just a whole thread about trying to get together in Perth?
toddlgreene
139 posts
Nov 12, 2009
2:09 PM
el bumpo
----------
GO SAINTS!
crescentcityharmonicaclub@gmail.com
Gwythion
8 posts
Nov 13, 2009
8:34 AM
Nacoran, is it possible to display the map in "Wide Screen" format so that we can all see Australasia?
bluemoose
84 posts
Nov 13, 2009
9:14 AM
Very cool! They even have my Mini parked out front!

moose.
scstrickland
299 posts
Nov 13, 2009
9:22 AM
@ Gwythion: Yes! Look just below the map on the left. See "Harmonica Players" in blue? click it. It will take you to Google maps where you may see Australia, Asia, Antarctica, My house and everywhere else in the world. Follow the instructions in this thread to place your thumbtack.
Gwythion
9 posts
Nov 13, 2009
9:51 AM
@scstrickland; yes, I know, thanks (I posted my pin the other day). My point is that when a visitor sees the map as it's displayed here, they might not bother to put a pin in if they live in Australia as it's not shown by default.
scstrickland
300 posts
Nov 13, 2009
10:19 AM
Oooooh, good point.
nacoran
389 posts
Nov 13, 2009
10:36 AM
Gwythion- I'm not sure how to do that. It took me a few tries to get it to work this way. I'll experiment.


Done!

Last Edited by on Nov 13, 2009 10:45 AM
nacoran
390 posts
Nov 13, 2009
10:43 AM
rbeetsme- I love your tag but it doesn't seem to scale when you shift views.


Post a Message
Guest Name

Message

(8192 Characters Left)



Please enter the code shown above and click the 'Post Message' button. This additional step is required to help protect against message spam.


 

 

 

 

blues harmonica riffs - harmonica tabs - learn harmonica - play harmonica

play harmonica easily - harp tabs for beginners - blues harmonica lessons

 

ADAM GUSSOW is an official endorser for HOHNER HARMONICAS