Discussion: map mashup showing future events on a map
in: Orienteering; Off-Course;
Has anyone thought of putting this functionality on Attack Point and/or other websites in which instead of displaying a text-form listing of events, display instead a map mashup with pins tied to a locality indicating an event.
look at this website
and click on "Classement Geographique"
It´s been done:
O´Brien has made a website in UK where events are shown with markers on a map.
Go to UK Orienteering Fixtures Map
Example search by postal code SW1
World of O
has a Calendar
function where you can search events and show some info on maps, location etc.
Example search for Annecy, FRA
I've seen the outside US sites, but it would be useful to have this in US, too. I travel for work, and like to pick my travel dates based on the local o-events that coincide. Right now, it's not all that easy to do.
I am planning to add this for Attackpoint event listings sometime soon. I actually meant to do it a while ago.
What a great idea. I especially like Ollie's implementation.
However, I would augment the postal (zip) code search with city/town, state/province, which is more useful for traveling orienteers. For a club's map, I would make the search feature strictly optional.
We used a map
for last years Aus Champs.
And this year, the Space Racing
was on it as well
A utility like the UK fixtures map would be really helpful for US orienteering. I would like to be able to filter by date range, to help with vacation planning.
Maybe a nice date slider, with events fading in / out as the date range dictates
I'm still messing around with this
, but it seems to work well enough to be interesting.
Ken: Glen S and the web team of O-USA have expressed a need for this kind of map for O-USA. Maybe you can provide ?
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