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Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: BigRog on October 07, 2004, 01:07:18 pm
Update from eivindm 2009-07-19:  I have now created a new membership map. Click here to view the map (http://www.morkland.org/tmp/map.html). The maps below are outdated and will no longer be updated (but I keep them there for historical reasons).

(http://www.morkland.org/tmp/map.png) (http://www.morkland.org/tmp/map.html)

The markers are placed on the map according to the google map database.  If you are placed at a different place than you actually live, please change the location in your user profile (typically by adding a country name or state) and wait for me to update the map.  You can test your location string at maps.google.com (http://maps.google.com/) as it will give you the same placement on that map as on the beemaster.com membership map.

All markers that overlap each other are clustered together and represented by a number.  Click on the cluster marker to zoom in.  As soon as you have zoomed in enough for the markers to not overlap, they will be represented as regular markers.  Click on a marker to see who is living there.

At any time, click on the "List visible users" button over the map to get a (paginated) list of users that live within the current map view.  By zooming in to a smaller view where fewer people live, the list of visible user will be changed equally.


Original post by BigRog:

I am going to post Eivindm's 2 membership maps here.
He has done a great job and I'm sure that everyone will want to check to see if they have some new nieghbors. Click on the blue numbers to see the membership list for that state

Click here to get another version of the map where you can click on a state and see who lives there (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/usmap.cgi)

USA Map - this map is outdated - see text above
(http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/beemaster_map_usa.gif) (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/usmap.cgi)

 World Map - this map is outdated - see text above
(http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/beemaster_map.gif) (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/worldmap.cgi)


Membership List
Click here to get a sorted textfile of where the member lives (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/beemaster_stats.txt)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Finman on October 07, 2004, 02:11:13 pm
Quote from: BigRog
map!


YES! It is relly good! To be on the map of the world!.   :shock:
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Anonymous on October 07, 2004, 03:59:48 pm
Links dont work and dont seem to be hypertext to me...
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: buzz on October 07, 2004, 04:03:08 pm
They dont work for me either.  :cry:
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: BigRog on October 07, 2004, 06:19:48 pm
They are working for me and apparently for Finman
They are .gif files
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: buzz on October 07, 2004, 07:26:49 pm
It works now :lol:
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: BigRog on October 12, 2004, 08:51:44 am
Hats off to Eivindm.
Not only did he do a fine job on these maps and the list, but he is also keeping them updated.

Thanks, Great Job!
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: thomashton on November 02, 2004, 10:18:42 am
I'm from New Mexico, living in Iraq and moving to Utah when I get home. Does that get New Mexico like a 1/3 of a person rating :D
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on November 02, 2004, 11:40:15 am
Quote from: thomashton
I'm from New Mexico, living in Iraq and moving to Utah when I get home. Does that get New Mexico like a 1/3 of a person rating :D


You better keep me updated on your moves so the map count follows you :-)
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Lesli on November 02, 2004, 05:21:11 pm
Hey, I recognize two people from my very own local bee club! OK, ok, I knew they were here. Cool anyway!
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on November 09, 2004, 03:55:12 pm
I just took a look at the membership listing and EVERY SINGLE REAL MEMBER (discounting the computer generated ones) but all the real members have added a location - BRAVO to them!!!!

I hope this is a sign of things to come - having this info is very helpful for many reasons and I'm glad that the new membership has caught on to the need to give us their basic location to help map the world with our membership.

Great Job everyone, statistically we have some really awesome days ahead and as Franky goes to Hollowood said "The World is our Oyster!" and we really are getting a large collection of states and countries that without Eivindm map, we would really NOT have a clue of the true demographics represented here. Great work all.
Title: DEGREE CONFLUENCE PROJECT
Post by: beemaster on November 09, 2004, 09:35:38 pm
It's been a while since I posted this link, so I can't think of a better area right now to post the link to the DEGREE CONFLUENCE PROJECT @ http://www.confluence.org - quick recap about this 5 STAR website: Around the planet there are thousands of intersecting longitude and latitude locations on the globe. The theme of this site is for ordinary people to trek to these locations ( called Confluences ) and take photos of the exact intersection, and images North, South, East and West while standing at that confluence.

The adventures use GPS devices to prove their location - see the actual photo of the location documented by camera and all the photos of villages, cities and the secluded wilds of the world.

This may sound easy and sometimes it is, but MOST of the time the confluences are smack in the middle someones home, in the middle of a stream, high atop a mountain ridge, deep in a valley or even moles and miles into never before visited dense forrest.

What really makes the site neat is the stories people write concerning their trip to the confluence, sometimes it is a trip planned YEARS in advance. other times it is a rope climb down a 1000ft cliff into a valley of snakes.

But the code (the admin uses a similar program to this forum) is so interactive that you can literally find any single confluence by location, finder, and a multitude of ways. The images are great, the stories are pure adventure and you will get to see parts of the world that our membership come from like you have never seen before.

Just as an example, there are only 5 confluences in New Jersey (Beemaster's state) - and only 885 in the entire USA. so don't think these confluences are a dime a dozen, it is a rare treat to see these and an amazing feat to have actually made their way through unimaginable terrain to actually log the confluence for the world to share. These people (and you could be one of them) are modern day Lewis and Clarks, Magellans, and other explorers - share their experiences and see the world without ever having to leave this website.

On the main page JUST LOOK at all the Countries Listed and you will be hooked. Have fun if you have never been here before.

Lastly, I strongly suggest downloading one of the free Text to Speech readers (from the Download and software section) to let the PC read some of the longer posts while you look at the images and surf. But if you like reading, then I promise THIS SITE is one you will come back to again and again.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on December 21, 2004, 12:58:19 am
Im not getting links on the maps today. if you didn't catch my post in the other section I'm in Alaska U.S.A.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on December 21, 2004, 01:03:17 am
well still dont get any link from map number but found the member list and see that I'm on there along with a ham from nikiski Ill have to try to look him up next time I go south :)
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on December 22, 2004, 08:06:13 am
Quote from: 1frozenhillbilly
Im not getting links on the maps today. if you didn't catch my post in the other section I'm in Alaska U.S.A.


Hi!

Sprry for being slow on the updates the last days.  Been home with a fever :-(  Have to be at the University to look into it, and I'm afraid I won't be there until january.  Until then, happy christmas.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on January 03, 2005, 05:03:49 pm
It's like pulling teeth to get a straight answer any more - ugh.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on January 03, 2005, 05:05:00 pm
It's like pulling teeth to get a straight answer most of the time - ugh.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on January 04, 2005, 07:16:28 am
Quote from: beemaster
It's like pulling teeth to get a straight answer any more - ugh.

?

I am now back again after the hollidays and have now updated the maps again. Sorry for the delay.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on January 04, 2005, 08:27:19 am
Welcome back and I'm surely not talking about you!!!

I mean the people who post their location as:

These are Not actual samples, but close...

Somewhere between my front yard and back yard.
Near where I park my car.
Close to the Interstate.
Near my Baby-Daddy's Uncle's Mamma.
About THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSS far from a major Ocean.

You know the ones - lol.

It's just hard to get a straight answer. Keep up the mapping, awesome work!!!
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on January 04, 2005, 08:42:29 am
Quote from: beemaster
Welcome back and I'm surely not talking about you!!!
Somewhere between my front yard and back yard.
Near where I park my car.
Close to the Interstate.
Near my Baby-Daddy's Uncle's Mamma.
About THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSS far from a major Ocean.


LOL!!  :lol: You really got me laughing there! I have used some time to figure out such locations and it often results in a PM to the user :-)
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on January 04, 2005, 03:51:31 pm
You surely are getting a geography lesson - It amazes me the VAST areas of the world where I am assume they don't have internet access - look at Russia and Africa, and although I know it is probably foolish of me to relate the NON-MEMBERSHIP from those areas to internet access, I do see patterns forming. It really is eye-opening.
Title: Membership Maps
Post by: fiveson on January 30, 2005, 09:14:58 pm
These are the members that contribute or read these posts? Very impressive.

How come its only a few of us who contribute?

Rob
Title: Re: Membership Maps
Post by: eivindm on January 31, 2005, 05:56:03 am
Quote from: fiveson
These are the members that contribute or read these posts?

These are all members who have written their location in their profiles.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Anonymous on January 31, 2005, 02:54:43 pm
I think some of the members who joined a long time ago are still around - reading posts - but just never feel like posting for some reason. I really like posting. It's not so much that I have a question, but I just like the conversations, seeing what other people are doing around the world, and sharing what's going on in my life. Since it's a beekeeping forum, most of my posts will be about beekeeping - unless it's winter like now. :)
That's my only answer concerning why there are so few members who contribute. Even though their not contributing, I believe they still come by and read stuff.

Beth
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Violacea on January 31, 2005, 06:03:22 pm
Way cool.  8)  Cept, nobody in NE with me. *sniffle* But there is hope, last week while driving home I saw two hives in someone’s back yard, might go over when the weather warms up and say "hi".

The blue numbers won't work for me, but that's just like my computer.  :roll:


Quote
Posted by beemaster:

I mean the people who post their location as:

These are Not actual samples, but close...

Somewhere between my front yard and back yard.
Near where I park my car.
Close to the Interstate.
Near my Baby-Daddy's Uncle's Mamma.
About THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSS far from a major Ocean.

You know the ones - lol.

It's just hard to get a straight answer. Keep up the mapping, awesome work!!!


Some people are uncomfortable with giving out their real location online.  I never used to give it out, now I'll give out my state.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Agility Mom on April 03, 2005, 12:59:31 pm
What can I do to make this work for me. There are 8 from VT and I'd be interested in knowing where they are.

As for why some people don't post more, if they are like me, I don't feel I know enough to give advice but I am interested in what others have to say.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on April 03, 2005, 01:04:11 pm
Quote from: Judy Frey
What can I do to make this work for me.


The images shown directly on this page are not "clickable" (due to very frustrating (but understandable) technical limits of phpBB). Use this link (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/usmap.cgi) (the link is also directly under the map above) to get a map where you can click on the numbers. You can also look at this textfile (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/beemaster_stats.txt) to get a full list of members sorted by state.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Agility Mom on April 03, 2005, 11:29:59 pm
Thanks for your help. I did get to the map that "works". It was fun to see where everyone is. Some of the folks from Vermont are a little vague about their location but at least one is fairly close.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: leominsterbeeman on May 19, 2005, 06:51:16 pm
Map is out of date says 5-11-05.  I was just trying to collect some data off it.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on May 20, 2005, 07:24:13 am
Quote from: leominsterbeeman
Map is out of date says 5-11-05.  I was just trying to collect some data off it.


Sorry about that.  Been some very busy days where I have finnished my master thesis, beena way for a few days and been looking for a job.  The map is updated today.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: leominsterbeeman on May 20, 2005, 05:49:47 pm
Now that's service.  Wanna job?
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Horns Pure Honey on May 20, 2005, 08:59:26 pm
I think the world map is sweet
 :D
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Agility Mom on May 21, 2005, 07:34:52 pm
Congratulations on finishing your thesis!![/b] Good luck on the job hunt.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: leominsterbeeman on June 23, 2005, 10:33:29 pm
WoooHoo!  We got West Virginia represented!
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on June 24, 2005, 03:59:20 pm
Quote from: leominsterbeeman
WoooHoo!  We got West Virginia represented!

Yep!  Now we are down to three missing states.  We used to have 5 or 6 some months ago.  Didn't spot this myself as the updating is semi automatic :-) Cool
Title: Re: DEGREE CONFLUENCE PROJECT
Post by: ejm on July 03, 2005, 08:41:25 am
John - I just came across this thread....hope my location is listed OK  :wink:

Quote from: beemaster
It's been a while since I posted this link, so I can't think of a better area right now to post the link to the DEGREE CONFLUENCE PROJECT @ http://www.confluence.org - quick recap about this 5 STAR website: Around the planet there are thousands of intersecting longitude and latitude locations on the globe. The theme of this site is for ordinary people to trek to these locations ( called Confluences ) and take photos of the exact intersection, and images North, South, East and West while standing at that confluence.
The adventures use GPS devices to prove their location - see the actual photo of the location documented by camera and all the photos of villages, cities and the secluded wilds of the world.


Very interesting site...thanks!!!  For anyone else interested in GPS exploring check out this site  http://www.geocaching.com/
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: qa33010 on December 10, 2005, 03:22:05 am
All I can get is one name and that is listed vertically.  Am I doing it wrong?  I'm clicking on the blue number.  Did I botch it again?  Thanks!!
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on December 11, 2005, 09:46:46 am
Quote from: qa33010
All I can get is one name and that is listed vertically.  Am I doing it wrong?  I'm clicking on the blue number.  Did I botch it again?  Thanks!!

Hi!  You didn't botch anything, but spotted a bug in the system.  I have fixed the bug now, although I still scracth my head to find out what really happened to my code :-)  Thanks for telling me.  

The maps are once again updated (except for a couple of new countries I need to add to the map, and which I will do soon).

eivindm
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: ApisM on January 02, 2006, 09:57:44 pm
Can't read the site??
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on January 03, 2006, 04:00:30 am
Quote from: ApisM
Can't read the site??

The server seems to be down for some reason.  I better check with the university what is going on down there :-)

Update a few hours later:  I reported the faulty server the IT department, and now it's back up.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on April 10, 2006, 03:44:40 pm
If some of you have looked at my maps lately and found it a bit outdated, you can take a new look now.  I've done a full update today which should include both new members and udpates to the location of old members.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on April 10, 2006, 03:55:42 pm
E!!!!!

Thank you for UPDATING the map - wow!!!!

I'll delete out all posts that are NOT relevant any longer and MAYBE make this a NON-REPLY POST to keep it clean looking.

Great work and I'm happy to see an up date! Only 3 states I think now that are missing, but them tricky countries are gonna be a while - lol.

PS.... did you get the message about the Hindenburg Certificate????
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Hi-Tech on May 11, 2006, 12:28:22 am
There are 2 Alaska Members in the Alabama section. The one member listed in Alaska may be lonely :wink:
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on May 11, 2006, 04:25:37 am
Quote from: Hi-Tech
There are 2 Alaska Members in the Alabama section. The one member listed in Alaska may be lonely :wink:


Woops..  That means I have a bug in my software somewhere :-)  I will look into it soon (I am at work at the moment).  Thanks for telling me!
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on May 11, 2006, 11:07:08 am
I just smile every time I see E's avatar :)
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: allen dardoise jr on August 20, 2006, 10:48:02 pm
my name is allen dardoise and now i have 3 hives in ruther glen, va.  :!:
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on August 30, 2006, 03:30:17 pm
The summer went by way too fast this year, and it has been too long since I updated these maps.  But they finally got updated today :-)
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: papabear on September 30, 2006, 04:15:44 pm
When will you be updating again. I just joined and was looking for someone close to home to help me out.
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on October 02, 2006, 04:23:53 am
I will try to do it during the week.  The days are flying by these days as the job rquires my attention full time  :?
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Ginger Bush on October 20, 2006, 02:48:34 pm
I also added my location to my profile. Thanks for all the hard work!!
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: BEE C on October 27, 2006, 10:41:03 pm
Neat map, I'm from southwestern British Columbia Canada.  How do I get on the map?
Title: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on October 30, 2006, 07:44:21 am
I'm afraid it has been a while since I updated last time.  I have been really busy at work lately, and it's been too long since my last udpate.  The only thing you need to do to get on the map, is to update your profile with your location (country, or state if you're from the US, will do).  Then you have to wait until I have made the next update.  Hopefully it will bee soon.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on November 13, 2006, 01:27:13 pm
The migration from phpBB to SMF gave me a bit problems updating these maps as the location information in SMF is not provided in the same way as in phpBB (you have to look at each members profile to see the member's location). But now this problem is solved with some help from one of the other moderators.  This means that the udpates of these maps will be performed far more often than in the past as the workload for each update is far less. 

As I updated the maps today, we have over 900 members placed on the maps!

I still have some problems pointing out the location for some of the users that has provided localization info.  With a location like "usa" I am not able to place you on the map.  It is also of tremendous help with the state info provided.  Let's say you live in hoobdoobatown in texas.  With just "hoobadoobatown" I will have to do some research to find out where you live, and if the name of this town also exists in North Dakota, I can not say which state you live in.  With the location set to "hoobadoobatown, tx" or "hoobadoobatown, texas", the update of the maps goes much much smoother.  And besides, you will get far more accurate answers as the information about the climate (which the person that answers is far more likely to know something about if the information about which state you live in is provided) is a vital part of many answers. 

The same goes for all of you that live in other countries.  With just "Oslo" in the location I guess many of you would have a hard time knowing where I live.  With "Oslo, Norway" some of you might have a clue about where I live.  If you don't, I suggest you take a look at a map of the world anyway  ;)

So please make sure your location provide acurate information in your profile.  If you don't want to say which town you live in, that's ok, but the name of the state or the name of the country you live in would still be good.

I have a busy schedule these days, so 5 or 6 of you are not placed on the map yet, as the coordinates on the map of the country you live in is not defined yet.  I hope to update this quite soon though.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beemaster on November 13, 2006, 01:48:34 pm
Awesome E that you now have the data you need - great update!!!
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on November 13, 2006, 11:06:26 pm
hey evendim,  i have moved since the previous update,  i now live in parachute co.
nice to see the map updated
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: 2-Wheeler on December 09, 2006, 07:54:11 pm
These maps are nice, thanks for doing this.

I have seen some other club maps that show more precise Lat/Lon coordinates such as the one that shows my weather station location:
http://www.acme.com/mapper/?ll=40.05517,-105.09750&z=16&t=O (http://www.acme.com/mapper/?ll=40.05517,-105.09750&z=16&t=O)

The cross-hairs at the very center show exactly where my weather station is located.

I'm wondering if there would be some way to have a map like that one that shows the exact location of bee hives.
If so, this could be very interesting and useful. For example, our county government often sprays for mosquitos (west nile threat) during the summer. Our local beekeeping club keeps a paper map with "pins" where members identify their hives on the map. Supposedly the county is supposed to check this map before spraying to avoid killing bees. Since there is only the one physical map, I doubt they can check it every time.

If the map were online (like the weather-station map), then they could easily check from any location, time or day.

Does anyone here have any experience with such maps? Are there mapping sites that a club or interest group can use to precicely pinpoint their locations with GPS coordinates?
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: ChickenWing on December 09, 2006, 08:47:10 pm
You could make a Google Earth .KLM file with the GPS Coordinates of your hives as landmarks.  You can label each location and add other pertinant information if you like.  You can combine them all into one file.  Then when you click the file, it will show them all in Google earth, and you can zoom to any one of them you want.   The initial zoom will go close enough to show them all at the same time, and then you can zoom more precicely on your own from there, if you need to. 
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: 2-Wheeler on December 09, 2006, 09:00:23 pm
You could make a Google Earth .KLM file with the GPS Coordinates of your hives as landmarks.  You can label each location and add other pertinant information if you like.  You can combine them all into one file.

That sounds like it might work, but would it only work from the computer that has the .KLM file, or would anyone from any computer be able to see the landmarks and labels? 
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: ChickenWing on December 10, 2006, 12:02:11 am
The .KLM would have to be downloaded to each computer.  They are small, like downloading an image.  You can post the .KLM on a website or whatever, and can be downloaded from there.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Mklangelo on January 07, 2007, 06:38:25 pm
Wow!  who's the person in the middle of the Arabian Sea? 
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on January 08, 2007, 04:03:21 am
Wow!  who's the person in the middle of the Arabian Sea? 

A guy in the Seychelles islands.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: the kid on January 08, 2007, 04:50:05 pm
the kid I live 40 miles north of the twinkes
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: sean on January 16, 2007, 08:52:48 am
Yow! whe mi deh?

Literal translation; Where am i?

Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on January 17, 2007, 08:52:35 am
Yow! whe mi deh?

Literal translation; Where am i?



Whenever my software finds a new location (land or state) it doesn't recognize, I have to plot the coordinates.  The following places is in queue for plotting:

lebanon
jamaica
colombia
macedonia

I'm sorry for the delay, but I'm unfortunately loaded with work at the moment.  I will look at it as soon as I have som e time off.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: buzzbeejr on January 21, 2007, 05:09:00 pm
i dont find myself on the map im in Central PA
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on January 25, 2007, 04:49:16 am
i dont find myself on the map im in Central PA

Sorry for a *very* slow response.  I looked into it now, and you had been sorted out right and placed under PA, but the window size was too low for all the usernames to be shown in the popup window on my computer.  I guess that could be the reason you couldn't see it either.  I have now increased the window size of the popup window.  If this is still too low, rezizing of that window should do.  I should really make a better solution to this :-)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: buzzbeejr on January 28, 2007, 01:50:12 pm
thanks it works now
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: bmad12 on February 04, 2007, 06:53:18 pm
Bmad12 North Port, FL
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on February 05, 2007, 05:57:21 am
Bmad12 North Port, FL

You're on the map now :)  As long as the location is set in the profile, it will be picked up by my software (it recognizes the names of the states and it shortnames (like FL for florida)).
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: bmad12 on February 05, 2007, 06:59:43 am
cool, thanks
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Ronnie Moore on February 09, 2007, 12:04:25 am
Hey I would like to put my name on this list to how is it done or can you do it for me My name is Ronnie Moore I live In Gaston SC
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on February 09, 2007, 05:19:13 am
Hey I would like to put my name on this list to how is it done or can you do it for me My name is Ronnie Moore I live In Gaston SC

You are in fact already on the map after the last update I made just now.  As long as you have written your location in the profile (as you have done), and this is easiliy recognizable (as SC is), you will be automatically placed on the map  :)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: reinbeau on February 09, 2007, 09:14:50 am
I've just modified my profile to include our home in Lebanon, Maine - we're getting three nucs up there this spring.  Could you include a marker there, too?
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on February 09, 2007, 10:55:55 am
I've just modified my profile to include our home in Lebanon, Maine - we're getting three nucs up there this spring.  Could you include a marker there, too?

Hi!

I noticed lebanon recently, and had it on my todo-list for new country additions (among jamaica and a few others).  But I now see I was terribly mistaken as you live in Maine USA :)  But since you edited your location and added ME, you will soon be placed under Maine.  I just need an update from the forum software, which I get once a day.  So sometime soon, you will be be placed on the map where you should :-)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: woodchopper on February 09, 2007, 06:38:32 pm
I've just modified my profile to include our home in Lebanon, Maine - we're getting three nucs up there this spring.  Could you include a marker there, too?

Hi!

I noticed lebanon recently, and had it on my todo-list for new country additions (among jamaica and a few others).  But I now see I was terribly mistaken as you live in Maine USA :)  But since you edited your location and added ME, you will soon be placed under Maine.  I just need an update from the forum software, which I get once a day.  So sometime soon, you will be be placed on the map where you should :-)
Actually we shouldbe in two places.  This is Woodchopper, Reinbeau's husband, we have two homes with bees, one in Hanson, MA, one in Lebanon, ME.  I'm going to put Lebanon in my profile, so it will be picked up.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: sandhya on April 26, 2007, 01:26:09 am
hmmm :? new to site....trying to figure out how this works..I click on the numbers, but it doesnt hyperlink me anywhere...I'll keep trying, but first I will be sure to read all posts on this subject!  :-D
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: abates99 on May 21, 2007, 06:19:36 pm
Just thought I would check in,  I have only been a member for a few weeks.  I live in Ash Flat, AR. USA
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Davepeg on February 18, 2008, 12:11:33 pm
How do we get added to the list?
Peggy
(In NY)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Robo on February 18, 2008, 03:58:12 pm
How do we get added to the list?
Peggy
(In NY)

It is automatic as long as you have updated your location in your profile (which you did).   Every night,  the forum software updates the member list and provides it to Eivind for his map.  I'm not sure how often he update the map,  but it shouldn't take too long.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on February 22, 2008, 02:59:14 pm
It is automatic as long as you have updated your location in your profile (which you did).   Every night,  the forum software updates the member list and provides it to Eivind for his map.  I'm not sure how often he update the map,  but it shouldn't take too long.
Sorry for a very slow reply.  It has been busy times at work with a lot of overtime.

I have plans to make it full automatic, but the servers I use at the moment do not have a few essential libraries, so I need to do some tricks to make it work there.  So many plans, so little time :-(  In the meantime I must do this manually.  I try to do this a few times a week, but I'm afraid I haven't been so quick lately.  I'll try to improve :-)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: buzzbee on February 22, 2008, 06:33:58 pm
Quite undersatandable my friend,with thta new baby and overtime,it's a wonder you have time to sleep!!
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: beekybuzzard on February 24, 2008, 11:19:53 pm
Thanks for this part of the forum. I already see a few members within 30 minutes of my home.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: bderw7 on March 01, 2008, 06:08:57 pm
I have a swarm of bees in a rental house that are causing a problem.  Do you know of any beekeepers in the Savannah, GA area?  When I click on the 23 in Georgia on the map, nothing happens.  Some security setting on my computer.

Thanks for any help!!

Bernard
Savannah,GA
678 357-3869
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on March 01, 2008, 06:15:44 pm
When I click on the 23 in Georgia on the map, nothing happens.  Some security setting on my computer.

You can look at the complete memberlist from the maps sorted by place here (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/beemaster_stats.txt)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Robo on March 03, 2008, 11:04:47 am
You can also look at the map here for those who do removals
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?board=77.0
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on March 03, 2008, 11:16:57 am
You can also look at the map here for those who do removals
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?board=77.0
Ahh.. there it was :-)  I searched for it but missed it :-)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Robo on March 03, 2008, 12:17:12 pm
Ahh.. there it was :-)  I searched for it but missed it :-)

It's at the top right corner of every screen ;)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on March 03, 2008, 01:28:37 pm
Ahh.. there it was :-)  I searched for it but missed it :-)

It's at the top right corner of every screen ;)
ooopss.. Guess I need it blinking in pink in the middle of the screen :-)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on March 04, 2008, 08:47:41 am
There have been a lot of questions about "why am I not shown on the map".  I have now added a few lines about why this have happened to you in the first post in the thread (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=1339.msg6193#msg6193)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Cindi on March 04, 2008, 09:47:22 am
Eivindm.  Right I have been meaning to ask this.  What about us Canadians, awe come on.  There are getting more and more of us, put us on your map, hee, hee, we would love to see that for surely.  Have a beautiful and wonderful day, lovin' our life.  Cindi
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on March 04, 2008, 09:52:26 am
Eivindm.  Right I have been meaning to ask this.  What about us Canadians, awe come on.  There are getting more and more of us, put us on your map, hee, hee, we would love to see that for surely.  Have a beautiful and wonderful day, lovin' our life.  Cindi
There are 37 canadians on the map.  As long as canada (or the specially handled alberta, ontario, b.c and a few other places) are placed in the location, you will be placed in canada.  If you wanted a separate map with canada just as USA has its own map in addition to the world map, it is not very likely to happen I am afraid :-) 
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Cindi on March 04, 2008, 09:59:13 am
Eivndn.  Gotcha, understood, that is really quite OK.  One day.....have the most beautiful and awesomely wonderful day, Cindi
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: we BEE crawson on May 15, 2008, 10:47:03 am
i just tried to use the list and the VT list of 16 came up at the NH list of 15   so I pushed the NH list thinking the two were mixed but that was not the case  the NH list came up for NH.   I want to see who is keeping bees in my area!! :-x
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on May 15, 2008, 11:35:21 am
i just tried to use the list and the VT list of 16 came up at the NH list of 15   so I pushed the NH list thinking the two were mixed but that was not the case  the NH list came up for NH.   I want to see who is keeping bees in my area!! :-x
The coordinates seems to be a bit inaccurate. If you click up right in
VT or "16", you hits NH.  All other places it hits VT correctly in my
browser.

Anyway, you can always look at the complete list (http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~eivindm/diverse/beebbs/beemaster_stats.txt)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: atthelake22 on September 19, 2008, 09:34:30 am
OHHHH I so want to get on  the map.......can't find the post to get where you enter your area...
HERE IS MINE PLEASE PUT IT ON THE MAP IF YOU HAVE TIME AND CAN >>>>>>
Chesapeake Ohio....Bob's Busy Bees.....directly across the river from Huntington WV< and the most southern tip of ohio!!!! We have two lots in this same small 2 stoplight town........please put us on and if i need to do something other than this to get put on please let me know..i scanned and looked and searche and couldn't find for some reason the first posting to put yourself on....
and THANK YOU FOR THIS SO MUCH IT IS THE NEATEST THING YET!!!!
WITH great appreciation for all your hard work and oh what a precious thing to have.....
atthelake
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on September 19, 2008, 09:41:38 am
OHHHH I so want to get on  the map.......can't find the post to get where you enter your area...
HERE IS MINE PLEASE PUT IT ON THE MAP IF YOU HAVE TIME AND CAN >>>>>>
You are already there :-)

The only thing you need is to enter a location in your profile.  If this containes a state name, my script will normally place you correctly.  In your case you were already on the map.  I'm not sure when you entered your location, but at least you were included in the maps when I ran the script 5-6 hours ago or so :-)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: atthelake22 on September 20, 2008, 08:59:41 am
Thank you so very much, what a wonderful tool you have created for all of us, I am appreciative of your fast and kind response.....thank you so much!!! and thank you for creating this for all of us!! MEANS a  lot to know who is in the area.....I appreciate it so much!!
sincerely
atthelake
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on July 19, 2009, 05:00:26 am
I have now made a new map system.  Please sead the description at the first post of this topic (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,1339.msg6193.html#msg6193).'
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Irwin on July 19, 2009, 10:56:20 am
Thank's eivindm you did a great job  :-D
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Bee Whisper82 on November 22, 2009, 12:43:38 am
Eivindm you have done a great job with the map :).  I just wished there was more beekers in my area that I could get info from. 
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: gaucho10 on January 06, 2010, 07:50:35 am
Eivindm,

Cool setup!  Just for curiosity...how long have you been working on this "final" map.  I looked up at the previous posts and it does go back to 2004 but is this final map "new"?

gaucho10
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: reinbeau on March 29, 2010, 03:35:02 pm
I was looking at the map today looking for beeks near Crossville, TN and checked our listings - and our main location, Hanson, Massachusets, isn't listed - we have two locations, the Lebanon, Maine home is our second home - could we please also be listed in Hanson, MA?
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Jim 134 on March 29, 2010, 04:22:38 pm
I was looking at the map today and I see no one on the map ????????????????????????


     BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on March 29, 2010, 05:16:08 pm
reinbeau: I'm sorry, but this is difficult to achieve.  If you make a search on google maps for "Hanson, MA and Lebanon, ME" you won't get any direct hit.  So in short; the system does not handle more than one location in the location field.  It won't be easy for me to fix it either I'm afraid since all the placements is handled automatically.

Jim 134: It worked fine earlier today for me, and it works for me now also.  Could you please try again, and if you get any type of errors from your browser, please let me know.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Jim 134 on March 29, 2010, 06:08:53 pm

Jim 134: It worked fine earlier today for me, and it works for me now also.  Could you please try again, and if you get any type of errors from your browser, please let me know.

I use Firefox and IE  I can not get in


    BBE HAPPY Jim 134  :)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Hemlock on December 02, 2010, 12:21:03 pm
Eivindm,

I changed my location in my profile.  How long before the system updates it?

Thanks
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: boguz on July 03, 2011, 07:36:25 am
hey

this map is such a cool idea!!  :)

How does my location have to be so i will show in the map? Is it ok city and country, or should it be coordinates?
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on July 04, 2011, 05:28:55 am
Thanks for the reply!

First of all: Sorry for all of you who has not made it to the map yet.  The reason is that the map update software is on the wrong computer at the moment.  I have switched work computer, and it is still on the old one.  I Have made a made a task point in my task list and will move the software as soon as possible and get into a much more frequent update schedule.

You have done the correct thing and written the location.  I use google maps for placement, and if you test your location string in a google maps search and you hit the correct place, it is sufficient.

My goal is to place the script on a server where it can be automatically run every day, but I have not got so far yet in lack of a suitable server.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on July 05, 2011, 06:28:24 am
The map is now updated.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Jim 134 on July 05, 2011, 06:47:24 am
The map is now updated.

 X:X X:X X:X


   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: ABBA on July 15, 2011, 04:26:35 pm
Beautiful!..............Worldwide!!!
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Larry Bees on July 15, 2011, 08:17:37 pm
Wow! That is really nice, but I don't see Hardwood on there. Larry
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on July 16, 2011, 04:23:47 am
I jave now made a fix to the map adding 230 new places which for some reason had failed to get to the map (the lookup on google map had failed).  We now have more than 2700 locations on the map.

So take a new look, zoom to your area and test the "list visible users" button.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Larry Bees on July 16, 2011, 10:45:30 pm
I can't get the map to work. Larry
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: GeorgeAdams on August 09, 2011, 04:12:03 pm
I live in Nicaragua... it looks like several (4?) members also live here.  I would like to get in touch with them.  Can someone tell me how?

Thanks
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on August 10, 2011, 05:29:58 am
If you zoom in on the map so the area you are interrested in is in focus, you can then click on the button "List visible users".  You will then see their user name here in the forum, and you can also click on the link to their profile. 

In the profile you can click on the link "Send personal message".
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: kathyp on August 10, 2011, 11:32:34 am
very cool.  i had no idea there were so many in my area.  great improvement!!!!!  thanks.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: GeorgeAdams on August 10, 2011, 02:43:31 pm
I am NOT complaining...

BUT there is no one in Nicaragua... not even me but I am relatively new.  This is a neat TOOL.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: kathyp on August 10, 2011, 03:47:08 pm
maybe you are the only one....i don't remember any other members from Nicaragua.

your membership probably hasn't caught up with the map.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on August 11, 2011, 04:03:08 am
I am NOT complaining...

BUT there is no one in Nicaragua... not even me but I am relatively new.  This is a neat TOOL.

You must set the location in your member profile to be placed on the map, which as far as I can see, you have not yet done.  I made a few checks to see if something has gone wrong, but can not see anyone with nicaragua set in their location.  The maps updates once a day (1100 GMT at summer time, and 12 GMT at winter time) every day as long as my work laptop is running (which normally means monday-friday).
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: GeorgeAdams on August 11, 2011, 10:05:31 am
eivindm...

Thanks.  You were correct.  You must be as busy as a bee.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: yockey5 on September 28, 2011, 04:06:09 pm
I bee on the map, but don't remember doing anything to get there.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on September 29, 2011, 08:58:07 am
I bee on the map, but don't remember doing anything to get there.

Every member with a location text in the user profile that is recognizable by google maps will end up on this map.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: carlfaba10t on April 02, 2012, 03:57:00 pm
Great job Eivindm; looked up my local and there it is WOW! My mailing address and zip are where it shows,although i actually live closer to the town of Merlin, Or. Kinda out in the sticks so to speak.And dont laugh at my Okie ways!
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Bees of Providence Hills on May 25, 2012, 12:28:43 am
Great job, Eivindm.  Very interesting!  God's blessings!
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: JPBEEGETTER on September 07, 2012, 12:17:45 pm
Looks like it needs updating again (may 2012 last post) I looked and I'm not on map.. JPP
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: James M. Wagner on April 21, 2013, 03:09:17 pm
Could I recommend that everyone update your location to the commonly accepted format of City, County, State? If you are outside of the USA, add Country after State. (Or, if your country has not states, just country instead of state). Is this OK with Mr. Moderator? Thanks. -James Wagner
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: buzzbee on April 21, 2013, 06:26:22 pm
That is strictly a personal preference. Some people have  concerns over  privacy issues, and I understand that. It is to there benefit to be as geographical specific,but if it makes them uncomfortable to be too specific, we will not mandate it.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: eivindm on April 22, 2013, 12:17:41 pm
I noticed that the map had not been updated in a while.  The laptop that used to run the update task has got a re-install. I didn't realize that I had killed the map update job until now.  The update job has now been moved to a server and should once again be updated once a day.  I have just run the job, and all data should now be up to date.
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: buzzbee on April 22, 2013, 10:30:38 pm
Awesome Eivind!!  :)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: Jim 134 on April 26, 2013, 04:35:48 pm
Thanks  Eivind  X:X X:X




                 BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Eivindm's membership maps
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 19, 2019, 07:41:02 am
Eivindm,
Is it possible to get this map up and working again. Looks like a great tool.
Jim Altmiller