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41. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

One suggestion would be though, to have the possibility to add for example just a province or state, like Normandy in France or Michigan in the US.

Well, the state lines for these are shown on the map, so you could just manually click somewhere in the middle and name it. But I think always showing them would be detrimental for more people than helpful for others.

And some significant geographic locations like the Northcape in Norway.

That I completely agree with. We should go out and see if we can find a DB of major landmarks that we can merge in. National Parks, mountains, etc. Unfortunately there's just way too many of these to add in by hand. (I personally went and added Uluru and Kata Tjuta in Australia, but thinking it through, there's just far and far too many landmarks for us to add by hand.)

42. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

FYI, there was a small bug in how the maps were working in the blogs, as clicking on the trip stops within the map wouldn't do anything. This has just been fixed, so clicking for example on one of the trip stop dots in the map at this blog entry will now redirect you properly. Kudos too to Sander for making the zoom function not only work in the blogs, but especially get the system to remember how far you are zoomed in when you click on one of the dots !

43. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I like the tab at the top for "Map Your Travels"!! I was headed to my control panel to check the map feature (and see if Mankato, Minnesota was listed) when I noticed the tab! Way cool!

44. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 9y

How are you guys?
Nice to hear TP has more features now :)

I can zoom in the map and see the cities, but haven't found how to make the lines between cities to show the trip..

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 14, 2006, at 8:03 AM by zags ]

45. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 9y

zags: go to your map management screen in your control panel, click on "Create a New Trip" to start a trip, give it a name, and then fill in the details for the first destination. (Either clicking on the map to select a city, or by using the autocomplete after typing the first few letters of the city.) Then once that is done, click on the big "save and add a destination" button. The form will now empty, and you can fill in the information for a second destination. As soon as that has been positioned, the line between the two destinations will automatically appear on the map.

46. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Started fooling around with the travel map thing but now Ive lost my travel log with whatever I had written about each place I had been to. It's a pain in the ass to do it all over again.

Is there any way to get that info back??

Thanks! :)

Ev The Technophobe!

47. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 9y

Quoting samsara2

now Ive lost my travel log with whatever I had written about each place I had been to

Those should have automatically been converted to maps! I see there isn't anything there now, but did they ever show for you?

We do still have the travellog data available, so we can certainly reinstate that for you, but I'd be interested to know how they disappeared in the first place

48. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi Peter

Well, knowing me I probably manged to cock it up somehow!

But, I almost sure they didnt appear as maps. :)

49. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 9y

Well, I have NO idea what happened, but I've manually moved your trips across, so nothing is lost.

I really *hope* it was something you did accidentally, but the chance of that is pretty slim if you never saw them listed as trips!

If anyone else encounters missing travellog conversions, please let me know. I'd love to get to the bottom of it.

50. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 9y

Quoting Sander

Quoting GregW

If I click on the link to View Japan July 2006 on GregW's travel map, it takes me to a map close up on Japan. However, when I inserted into my blog as a map, the map appears with the entire world displayed (http://gregwtravels.travellerspoint.com/84/. Any chance the view inserted into the blog could get as close up on the destinations as possible?

Not easily, I'm afraid. It's a pretty costly operation to figure out how far and where to zoom in on the map, and since there could be quite a few maps present in the blog view, that'd all get too costly. I might be doing more work with automatically zooming in and always showing the right things on the map, though, so perhaps I can generalize and simplify things for that, and let this come to the blogs as well, yet.

Instead we've solved this by providing the ability to manually pick a view on the map when inserting it. Next to the [Insert] button there's now a [Select Map View] button that'll let you do this.