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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

For those of you who are partial to a few statistics, we've now analyzed your trips and turned them into a nice little stats page.

Don't mean to gloat, but have a look at my stats.

There's a link to your stats on your map as well in the top left hand corner.

The more information you add to your trips, the more detailed your stats will be. Ensure all your stops have dates and transport modes set and we can analyze that to give you some nice stats.

And yes, for those pedants among you, I do recognise that there are some inaccuracies. For example, trips by car are calculated as the bird flies and not according to how many kilometres were travelled on the road. Let's just call that a possible future enhancement ;)

Enjoy! Let me know what you think.

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 5y

Be glad the global warming crowd don't know where you live.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

Quoting Cyberia

Be glad the global warming crowd don't know where you live.

Hehe, I've paid for a fair few trees to be planted to hopefully help alleviate that issue ;)

4. Posted by nzhamsta (Respected Member 93 posts) 5y

Hi,

It looks like I had better put the return legs of my trips in. For example, my 2011 trip map says that I am still in London. I have not put the return flights back to Auckland as they clutter the map up too much. My previous suggestion of being able to hide map lines would work here as they would still be counted in the stats but not show on the map itself.

Also, the only way you can edit the curvature of the line is to change it to airplane. Editing the line, saving the map, and changing back to another mode of transport reverses the change to the line. Modes of transport like bus create a fixed straight line. Most of my ground transport is marked as airplane so that I can change the curvature of the line to make it neater and more accurate.

Otherwise, very interesting. I think that when I finish my old travels going back to 1986 I will be very close to your total.:)

Regards,
Glynn

5. Posted by Regenbogen (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Quoting Peter

For those of you who are partial to a few statistics, we've now analyzed your trips and turned them into a nice little stats page.

Don't mean to gloat, but have a look at my stats.

There's a link to your stats on your map as well in the top left hand corner.

The more information you add to your trips, the more detailed your stats will be. Ensure all your stops have dates and transport modes set and we can analyze that to give you some nice stats.

And yes, for those pedants among you, I do recognise that there are some inaccuracies. For example, trips by car are calculated as the bird flies and not according to how many kilometres were travelled on the road. Let's just call that a possible future enhancement ;)

Enjoy! Let me know what you think.

Hi Peter

I took a look at you travell stats, and I tried to embed mine in my blog.
But everytime I copy the code, only the code will appear in my blog.
Wonder if you could give me a hint how to do that right.

Would be great!

rainbow

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

Hey rainbow, for now the embedding code provided doesn't quite work in our own blogs. I'll try to get that sorted asap.

It can be done right now though - this is the code that will work in your case:

[[http://www.travellerspoint.com/stats/Regenbogen/|[img=http://www.travellerspoint.com/badges/stats404264-1.png]]]
See more of my [[http://www.travellerspoint.com/stats/Regenbogen/|trip stats]]

Site note for anyone else who wants to do this right now! - the key components here are the username in the link obviously and the userID in the image (in this case 404264). You can find out what your userID is by clicking on the Send Message button on your own profile page and then paying attention to the url in your address bar.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Aug-2011, at 05:49 by Peter ]

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

Quoting nzhamsta

Hi,

It looks like I had better put the return legs of my trips in. For example, my 2011 trip map says that I am still in London. I have not put the return flights back to Auckland as they clutter the map up too much. My previous suggestion of being able to hide map lines would work here as they would still be counted in the stats but not show on the map itself.

Also, the only way you can edit the curvature of the line is to change it to airplane. Editing the line, saving the map, and changing back to another mode of transport reverses the change to the line. Modes of transport like bus create a fixed straight line. Most of my ground transport is marked as airplane so that I can change the curvature of the line to make it neater and more accurate.

Otherwise, very interesting. I think that when I finish my old travels going back to 1986 I will be very close to your total.:)

Regards,
Glynn

Hi Glynn, sounds like what you really need is for the road travel to follow roads (at least for cars / buses / motorbikes). This is something that we would hope to make possible at some stage in the not too distant future. It's certainly achievable, though clearly there's going to be some guesswork involved in exactly which roads you took.

I tend to like the lines coming from my home town and returning there. I just enjoy seeing the crazy historic clutter But I know that you're not the only one who likes to leave those off. Being able to hide the hometown from the trip map might indeed be the best way around this.

8. Posted by Regenbogen (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Thanks Peter

That works! I was starting to think I am to stupid to use ctrl + c & ctrl +v

Great help.

I really like this little gadget!

rainbox

9. Posted by nzhamsta (Respected Member 93 posts) 5y

Hi,
I am not really interested in lines following roads etc. I "bend" the lines so that they do not overlap each other and so make it easier to follow.

I have previously made two suggestions:
i. Be able to edit the line curvature for all transport types.
ii. Be able to hide individual lines. This would be an option (a tick box?) on the stops listing detail screen and simply hides the line on the map. The flow of the trip continues i.e. has no breaks in it, and the hidden line is counted in the stats. It just does not appear on the map. This could be useful if you are returning over the same route before moving on and so avoids duplicate lines.

With regard to the map at the bottom of the stats page, when hovering over a painted country it tells you how many visits you have made. IMHO, it is miscounting. When I hover over China, it says that I have made 8 visits. This is incorrect. I have been to China once and Hong Kong once. My 2006 map has 7 stops on the China part of the map, and my 2008 Hong Kong trip has one stop on it. Might I suggest that you count the number of maps a country appears on rather than the number of stops made in a particular country. This assumes that you have one map per trip like I do.

Or, show on the hover Visits 2, Stops 8. Thoughts?

May I assume the embed function is to embed the information in Facebook or similar?

Many thanks,
Glynn

10. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

Hmm, interesting regarding the map at the bottom. I think you're right - that should be number of trips that it was visited on, not the total number of stops.

The embed code as it is at the moment is just pure HTML.

I'll try today to add a few embed options for a) Facebook and b) Travellerspoint blogs, since these would be the most desired options for people I think.

Being able to edit curves for all transport types might suit your specific needs, but from the majority of responses, people would rather have it that the land transport options actually follow roads. What would be easier to achieve is to make the "unspecified" transport mode allow curve editing. This way you don't have to say it's a flight, but you can still edit curve. Would that suit your needs well enough?

I'm not against the idea of hiding lines and think it could certainly help for those people who don't want to include the home location. Will definitely look at this for an improvement.