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161. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

Quoting netandmatt

Wouldn't you know I've just found our first IE8 computer in a Beijing hostel, your fix is apparent because I'm now seeing a new 'switch on autosave' toggle and I have been able to update our trip......also the scrolling and full map functionality is great.

Great, glad to hear it! I don't think my change affected the "switch on autosave" appearing for you. More likely that the script failed/fails at some point in IE6 and causes that to not show. I'm pretty sure this would have always worked in IE8.

I promise I'll find an IE6 PC and try it out unless anyone else already has but lets hope you have got it.

Just to avoid confusion - the thing that would be fixed is the stalled saves. I haven't at all looked at the problem with scrolling of locations on the left. And yeah, there's likely to be plenty of other bugs in IE6 unfortunately

162. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 6y

Hopefully this time it works. It worked!

I just finished typing two replies to a post in the Off Topic forum and both times when I pressed the submit button it went to the sign in page and then once I put in my user name and password it redirected me to the reply page for the thread without, of course, my recently typed-up post. I was already signed in both times. I don't select the 'remember me' box because sometimes I log in on different computers. I'm using IE8 (the most recent version).

Edit: the thread which I was trying to post in was: http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=73471

Hope you can help!

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Sep-2010, at 04:54 by bluewaav ]

163. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

Just pushed live an update to the photo editing process related to location mapping. This should hopefully make it a lot easier for people. In a nutshell

  • You don't have to use the map any more if that's an issue on your connection.
  • When you do use the map (and you don't yet have the location set), it won't default into a super zoomed-in view. It will be at world view.
  • The map will load in Hybrid mode if you choose to use it. Handy when you're mapping photos, so you can actually see some landscape features
  • Some explanation of what's happening for clarity's sake.

I think there were also some issues in IE7 that may have caused this to fail entirely previously. This latest version is tested extensively in IE7 (not 8, but I'm usually if 7 is ok, that's fine too). There is a small known bug left in IE7, but I'll leave that for now in the interest of getting this improvement live. If you find any issues though, please let me know!

164. Posted by kostlin (Respected Member 66 posts) 6y

Quoting Peter

Just pushed live an update to the photo editing process related to location mapping. This should hopefully make it a lot easier for people. In a nutshell

  • You don't have to use the map any more if that's an issue on your connection.
  • When you do use the map (and you don't yet have the location set), it won't default into a super zoomed-in view. It will be at world view.
  • The map will load in Hybrid mode if you choose to use it. Handy when you're mapping photos, so you can actually see some landscape features
  • Some explanation of what's happening for clarity's sake.

I think there were also some issues in IE7 that may have caused this to fail entirely previously. This latest version is tested extensively in IE7 (not 8, but I'm usually if 7 is ok, that's fine too). There is a small known bug left in IE7, but I'll leave that for now in the interest of getting this improvement live. If you find any issues though, please let me know!

Hi Peter,
This works well, but I found when tagging a few images for the 400 islands in Laos (Don Det, Laos) that the island shows up on the map when i type it in but the coordinates are incorrect and therefor assign the images to a town in Cambodia instead.

165. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Quoting kostlin

I found when tagging a few images for the 400 islands in Laos (Don Det, Laos) that the island shows up on the map when i type it in but the coordinates are incorrect and therefor assign the images to a town in Cambodia instead.

Wow, that is totally weird. Someething is obviously coming back as an incorrect lat/long combination there, but Google does pin point it on the right spot on the map if you then open that afterwards, so very weird. Most others seem to work just fine, so hopefully this isn't too widespread!

166. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

Quoting kostlin

This works well, but I found when tagging a few images for the 400 islands in Laos (Don Det, Laos) that the island shows up on the map when i type it in but the coordinates are incorrect and therefor assign the images to a town in Cambodia instead.

Ok, quick explanation of what happens here. The autocomplete uses Google's API to find the latitude longitude based on what you type. Then we send that lat and lon information off to Flickr who returns the place it's in and a very useful ID that can be used to group photos. Google has a similar thing, but it proved quite problematic on some locations (ie. Wilsons Prom, VIC, Australia just returned as "Australia") . The problem here is that Flickr is returning the location in Cambodia for that lat/lon. Something is wrong on their side causing it. You can test it directly on their site if you like here with lat 13.975873 and lon 105.920053 .

Incidentally, if you drag the marker around the map you will see the location change in the text input - that location is from Flickr. I tried it and it appears it's halfway through Don Som that it has its border set.

Not going to be a whole lot *we* can do about this I'm afraid, apart from report it to Flickr I'd suggest just dragging marker into a slightly more northerly position until it returns Laos.

167. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Quoting Peter

Quoting kostlin

This works well, but I found when tagging a few images for the 400 islands in Laos (Don Det, Laos) that the island shows up on the map when i type it in but the coordinates are incorrect and therefor assign the images to a town in Cambodia instead.

Ok, quick explanation of what happens here. The autocomplete uses Google's API to find the latitude longitude based on what you type. Then we send that lat and lon information off to Flickr who returns the place it's in and a very useful ID that can be used to group photos. Google has a similar thing, but it proved quite problematic on some locations (ie. Wilsons Prom, VIC, Australia just returned as "Australia") . The problem here is that Flickr is returning the location in Cambodia for that lat/lon. Something is wrong on their side causing it. You can test it directly on their site if you like here with lat 13.975873 and lon 105.920053 .

Incidentally, if you drag the marker around the map you will see the location change in the text input - that location is from Flickr. I tried it and it appears it's halfway through Don Som that it has its border set.

Not going to be a whole lot *we* can do about this I'm afraid, apart from report it to Flickr I'd suggest just dragging marker into a slightly more northerly position until it returns Laos.

Hmm, but when I type that lat/long in on Google Maps, it places the marker somewhere totally different than if I search for the term. It basically returns the same result as what Flickr is kicking back...

168. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

Quoting Sam I Am

Hmm, but when I type that lat/long in on Google Maps, it places the marker somewhere totally different than if I search for the term. It basically returns the same result as what Flickr is kicking back...

That's the marker for its search result (Mekong River), not for the actual location. If you zoom out a little, you'll see the green arrow which is placed on the actual lat/lon searched. It's in exactly the right spot.

169. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

I have actually thought of one solution to this. If the country returned by Flickr is not equal to the country returned by Google, then we could make the place name actually just be the country name. The lat/lon will still be accurate, but it just won't have the detailed place name as we'd really want. Still, better than returning a whole separate country :?

170. Posted by kostlin (Respected Member 66 posts) 6y

Quoting Peter

I have actually thought of one solution to this. If the country returned by Flickr is not equal to the country returned by Google, then we could make the place name actually just be the country name. The lat/lon will still be accurate, but it just won't have the detailed place name as we'd really want. Still, better than returning a whole separate country :?

that sounds like a good idea. And one can add more details about where it was taken under the info /description part of each image.
How do you report this issue to Flickr??