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Old 11-11-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Courtesy Parking Map

I ask some of the more talented computer types. What would it take to generate a map or list, independent of the general membership list, on the forum that denoted those members that have courtesy parking?

While many members have and offer this assistance it is not easy to locate them while on the road.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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What a good idea!

Sounds great if it can be done. I usually search the list by state. You can do that with the advanced search feature.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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I had started the very same project back a couple of years ago using the info in the back of the WBCCI Membership guide. At that time things like "Google Maps" and other tools were not out, so for me it was a map of the USA and pen making a bunch of circles around the town/areas.

The only thing about having something like this online, it makes it very easy for someone (the bad people) to find and maybe make off with an Airstream trailer.

I hope to someday take a year and go cross country using nothing but this type of parking.

That would be COOL!
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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The only thing about having something like this online, it makes it very easy for someone (the bad people) to find and maybe make off with an Airstream trailer.
For safety reasons this should be a member access only access system that resides on the Forum just like the membership list.

Yes I would love to have it uploaded into my GPS but that would take some cooperation from Garmin or the other GPS makes and would compromise the security factor.

Paul, keep in mind there are far more Forum members that WBCCI members and I trust many have parking that is not noted anywhere convenient at this point
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There are many of us who are NOT WBCCI who ARE offering courtesy parking. Courtesy Parking list is on the left of the portal page. You can use the advanced search to find us by state.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:10 PM   #6
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Loads of folks have offered courtesy parking here. As mentioned earlier, go to the member list and click the search link and then the further link for an advanced search.

On the next page, you can sort a variety of ways including by and city and/or state. be sure to check the box for courtesy parking
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There are many of us who are NOT WBCCI who ARE offering courtesy parking. Courtesy Parking list is on the left of the portal page. You can use the advanced search to find us by state.
excellent post 'ruff

there are several HUNDRED folks on that list so it wouldn't be hard for a "member map" to be linked JUST for this.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/memb...=100&field45=1

so often THESE nifty features go UNpromoted here while other STUFF is shoved UP on the portal page...

on a related topic the 'blue list' of roadside assistance is a nifty thing that goes back here at LEAST 6 years...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...help-5109.html

unfortunately THAT list hasn't been mentioned here in a LONG LONG time...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ted-17997.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...nce-28907.html

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Courtesy Parking Map

Actually this can be created very easily using Google Map. You can post the locations by city or all the way down to an individual address. When you place the cursor over the push pin on the map the address will appear. Just do a google search on creating maps and you will get all the instructions you will need.
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Great idea, I will have some tools built for this over the winter with a goal of making accessible on mobile devices (like iPhones). I'll talk to one of our programmers this week to see what we can come up with (same goes for maps of Inspectors too). We need more visual ways to see all this amazing data!
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I would love to this on a map format. It could be more readily used if others could "see" where courtesy parking is rather than "read" about it on a list. I have to agree with HowieE about it accessable to registered users. I have courtesy parking listed in my signature below for all who read the Airforums. Anyone can stay with a simple PM. Just don't want my address listed out there for the world to see. Those men in the clean white coats are still looking for me.

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I would love a map and if it is posted here we could then copy it.
Unfortunately with modern technology anyone can find someones house and even see what it looks like. I would love a list by state and city if not a map. and I am offering courtesy pking. If there is a better way to make a list by state and city that may work best, gail
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Great idea, I will have some tools built for this over the winter with a goal of making accessible on mobile devices (like iPhones). I'll talk to one of our programmers this week to see what we can come up with (same goes for maps of Inspectors too). We need more visual ways to see all this amazing data!
Thanks Andy for picking up on the idea. With 30,000 plus members it is unruly to find someone with parking while on the road and unfamiliar with the area your traveling through.
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A list may be better that way we can take it on the road and maybe members will give a telephone number or email for a contact. I like State and city alphabetical and it can go to those supporting members. that way eveyone may want to donate 20 dollars. I am also an inspector and i have not been called upon for either offering and we live in Paradise. ty, gail
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Yes I would love to have it uploaded into my GPS but that would take some cooperation from Garmin or the other GPS makes and would compromise the security factor.

actually, Howie, you can - Using Maps with your navigation device - Maps Help

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