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Discussion: map mashup showing future events on a map

in: Orienteering; Off-Course;

Sep 17, 2010 12:46 PM # 
sherpes:
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

http://raidnature.com/

and click on "Classement Geographique"
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Sep 17, 2010 1:06 PM # 
bubo:
It´s been done:

Ollie 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
Sep 17, 2010 2:02 PM # 
Linear Ice:
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.
Sep 17, 2010 2:44 PM # 
ken:
I am planning to add this for Attackpoint event listings sometime soon. I actually meant to do it a while ago.
Sep 17, 2010 4:04 PM # 
Linear Ice:
Wow....Great to hear!
Sep 18, 2010 8:09 PM # 
GuyO:
What a great idea. I especially like Ollie's implementation.

Agreed!

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.
Sep 18, 2010 11:47 PM # 
Uncle JiM:
We used a map for last years Aus Champs.

And this year, the Space Racing was on it as well
Oct 29, 2010 5:28 PM # 
Una:
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.
Oct 29, 2010 5:55 PM # 
AZ:
Maybe a nice date slider, with events fading in / out as the date range dictates
Nov 25, 2010 3:40 AM # 
ken:
I'm still messing around with this, but it seems to work well enough to be interesting.
Nov 25, 2010 4:03 AM # 
Una:
Ooh, I like it!
Nov 25, 2010 3:08 PM # 
iriharding:
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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