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Parkour and Freerunning => Parkour And Freerunning => Topic started by: SkyNative on January 04, 2006, 10:00:09 PM

Title: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: SkyNative on January 04, 2006, 10:00:09 PM
I was going to just create one of these for Michigan to help with locating people near you, but figured I might as well go ahead and make it for the whole US. It uses google maps, so you can zoom in, and move around with ease. You can add yourself without registering, just put in your info and click "add me!" Put at least your alias on APK so people can contact you. Also, you can put more contact info in the "description" area. Let me know if you want me to delete your old post so you can recreate it.

I made this sticky because it may be useful, but if any of the other mods deem it not worthy just unstick it. ((http://www.lombardisas.com/fotoprodotti/18.jpg))

Go Here: http://www.frappr.com/ustraceurs

(http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/1701/untitled8wt1.jpg)

Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on January 04, 2006, 10:08:13 PM
WOW.  How did you do that...I have been trying to do that for a while...if you can some how do that for my clan we would deffinitly be appreciative.  We were meaning to do the same thing but were unable to do it.

If you would PM me or something then I can go ahead and try to get some information to you and what not.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: SkyNative on January 04, 2006, 10:12:20 PM
You can just use the Frappr site, click "Create Map!" it's easy as (http://www.msstate.edu/org/esc/eweek2005/pie.gif)!

Edit: Just realized that it only goes down to the level of zip code, so it wouldn't be too helpful to you guys all in the same area trying to find eachother. I'll see what else I can come up with tomorrow.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Tyson Cecka on January 04, 2006, 11:28:49 PM
cool thing, good idea I like it. If you create an account and edit your info you can put a marker exactly where you are. It didn't like my zip....
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: klaymen on January 04, 2006, 11:44:19 PM
WOW.  How did you do that...I have been trying to do that for a while...if you can some how do that for my clan we would deffinitly be appreciative.  We were meaning to do the same thing but were unable to do it.

If you would PM me or something then I can go ahead and try to get some information to you and what not.

what would be the purpose of making one for just your clan?
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Mark Toorock on January 05, 2006, 04:25:18 AM
this is great. I have to ask you to share the credit with Cloud, he's been bugging me to do this forever!!! I was trying to build it into the site, but now that it's started we'll ride with it :)

hopefully if everyone adds their zipcode in their own info I'll easily be able to import our registered members into a map like this soon.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Deft on January 05, 2006, 06:53:31 AM
I just added my city, state, and zip on my info page.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Skipper on January 05, 2006, 09:02:25 AM
skipper is added  ;D
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on January 05, 2006, 10:41:10 AM
http://www.frappr.com/texasparkour (http://www.frappr.com/texasparkour)  Alright guys.  You are going to see this site GROW!  We are going to put our whole clan on it.  By the end of the month we should have close to 25 people with their address on this...well I hope anyway.  This is going to help our group out so much.  Thanks for bringing this to all of our attentions.  Google is so frekin awesome...its stupid.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: michiganparkour on January 05, 2006, 06:07:57 PM
im on there....oops look like i have two icons there...one near my house and the other on my school......my bad
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: klaymen on January 06, 2006, 07:32:12 AM
http://www.frappr.com/texasparkour (http://www.frappr.com/texasparkour)  Alright guys.  You are going to see this site GROW!  We are going to put our whole clan on it.  By the end of the month we should have close to 25 people with their address on this...well I hope anyway.  This is going to help our group out so much.  Thanks for bringing this to all of our attentions.  Google is so frekin awesome...its stupid.

can you not see how that is splitting people up instead of bringing them together? it is not a popularity contest, the point is to let people know where others are. i could understand if texas wasn't in the ustraceurs one, but it is, so i ask again, what is the point other than to get noticed?
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on January 06, 2006, 11:52:11 AM
What...this was just a way of people from TEXAS to have their own thing.  Hey, I signed up for the ONE with all the US.  THis is on my site.  People who dont come to APK.  I was just showing you guys how easy it was to set up.  I am not splitting anyone up.  Anyone who joins that is not in my clan is stupid.  I Dont know why anyone would want to join, that is not in my clan.  That is why mine says...TEXASPARKOUR and not MATTHEWLEEWILLISOWNWAYOFMAKINGUSTRACEUREMAP.  hehe. :)
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: coastal96 on January 06, 2006, 12:12:14 PM
That is why mine says...TEXASPARKOUR and not MATTHEWLEEWILLISOWNWAYOFMAKINGUSTRACEUREMAP.  hehe. :)

LOL LOL
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Daniel Faulkner on January 06, 2006, 12:24:06 PM
Matt isn't splitting things up.  The Texas Parkour Clan isn't like other parkour clans.  You see we are not made up of just one city or even area of a city.  The Texas Parkour Clan is made up of several cities throughout Texas.  The major cities even have mini clans that train together.  Then we hold major jams inviting everyone to come and get together.  This way there is alot of carpooling and there is more outreach.  More people hear and see the sport. 
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Tyson Cecka on January 06, 2006, 12:47:12 PM
Any reason not to have a global one?
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on January 06, 2006, 01:04:57 PM
humm...well I guess there could be a global one as well.  That would be pretty interesting.  Someone should get ahold of EZ and let him know.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Altimot on January 06, 2006, 01:55:24 PM
There are like 5 people who are all in the same zip code for colorado so one marker is like 5 people lol, so it looks like on person. How do you change it once you are a member?
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: klaymen on January 06, 2006, 02:03:24 PM
There are like 5 people who are all in the same zip code for colorado so one marker is like 5 people lol, so it looks like on person. How do you change it once you are a member?



there is an option to change the marker position. i forgot exactly where, but try looking for words like edit details or edit profile. but i moved mine around.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: klaymen on January 06, 2006, 02:11:39 PM
What...this was just a way of people from TEXAS to have their own thing.  Hey, I signed up for the ONE with all the US.  THis is on my site.  People who dont come to APK.  I was just showing you guys how easy it was to set up.  I am not splitting anyone up.  Anyone who joins that is not in my clan is stupid.  I Dont know why anyone would want to join, that is not in my clan.  That is why mine says...TEXASPARKOUR and not MATTHEWLEEWILLISOWNWAYOFMAKINGUSTRACEUREMAP.  hehe. :)

ok, i thought that was for all people in texas. i didn't realise it was a seperate map just to distinguish your "clan". my concern was that someone could put their name on yours assuming that all the people in texas would be able to see it, but then people looking at the us one wouldn't ever know that there were people in that area. and vice versa, people looking at your map wouldn't know of the people who just put their name on the us map. for example, if someone was planning a crosscountry trip (for example PD), if there were a bunch of different local maps, they wouldn't be able to see people who only put their names on the local one. i could understand if you couldn't zoom in to a local level on the us map, but you can. this isn't really aimed at you, just at anyone who thinks that it would be a good idea to make a local map.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Quazar on January 06, 2006, 05:47:51 PM
How about the possibility of different color markers for hotspots?

Eh? Eh? ;)
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: gmpianoman on January 06, 2006, 09:43:52 PM
added.  And why make global?  Its american parkour?
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on January 07, 2006, 12:19:38 AM
Yea...I understand the concern klaymen.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: ERI104 on January 07, 2006, 07:07:49 AM
hmm seems like most of the people live in the virginia maryland and dc area :D :D :D
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Cloud on January 07, 2006, 05:22:11 PM
Here is the Map i made 2 months ago.

http://www.frappr.com/americanparkour

I wanted to let you guy know about it but it looks like Levi beat me too it.  I wanted to make it all neat and have the same name as the site, but it looks like the other one took off.  Well heres this one to let you guys see it.  I started off with letting my local group register so you guys would have a guide, but it seem like you guys know how to do it =)
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: LockDown on January 07, 2006, 08:07:48 PM
I am on the map now too
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: xiaoxiao22 on January 08, 2006, 09:43:41 PM
Put myself on, lets get the country on this thing!
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: SkyNative on January 09, 2006, 04:05:31 PM
Hey Cloud, sorry I sorta hijacked yours before it started I had no idea. I'll let you have all the credit. But I think this one will just be a temporary thing anyways until we get something more professional and unique to us. BTW I had a blast this weekend!
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Cloud on January 10, 2006, 01:57:41 PM
Hey it's alright don't worry about it.  I'm just happy that there is a map out to help organize the American scene.  Great jamming with yea, you should definitely come and visit frosti some more.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Josh Klute on January 10, 2006, 02:52:44 PM
Any reason not to have a global one?

Well this is kinda an "American" parkour site, but yes it would be kinda cool to have a worldwide one somewhere.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: kaos on January 11, 2006, 10:34:27 AM
Basically this is a map of all the places I'll be crashing over the next few years. ;D
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: hardcoretraceur on January 16, 2006, 11:06:01 AM
awesome, im on it.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Cloud on January 30, 2006, 12:28:50 AM
Hey guys i deleted the frappr one i made for American parkour so it wouldn't steal anymore people (unless they wanted to be on both)  so I'll try to get the chicago scene to get sign up onto the new one.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: SkyNative on January 30, 2006, 01:21:22 PM
Hey, I spent a few hours one day trying to rip off chunks of that Frappr site and embed them in another site (ex: APK) but I wasn't sucessful because I'm not to experienced with javascript. But if someone wants to give it a shot I can tell you that you need to go to google and get a map "api" to get access to their map feature. Go here: http://google.com/apis/maps (http://google.com/apis/maps) to do that. (you need a google account) So if anyone can pull that off it'd be greatly appreciated. Basically I want to be able to display just the map, member list, and post entries within an APK layout for example, and have it all be functional.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: klaymen on January 31, 2006, 06:10:02 AM
hey, i don't know if you have seen this, but it may help:

http://blog.explorationage.com/articles/2006/01/08/how-to-add-a-google-map-to-any-web-page-in-less-than-10-minutes (http://blog.explorationage.com/articles/2006/01/08/how-to-add-a-google-map-to-any-web-page-in-less-than-10-minutes)
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: SkyNative on March 14, 2006, 10:12:44 AM
Ok, finally time to unstick this thing. (http://www.lombardisas.com/fotoprodotti/18.jpg) Check out the new google map built in to the main page that creates markers based on users profile info.
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on March 14, 2006, 10:38:48 AM
put my self on it, now i just have to wait till it refreshes, so i can see myself
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Mark Toorock on March 14, 2006, 11:15:47 AM
Wooohooo!!!

Skynative has put in a shiteload of work to make this happen, it is a HUGE contribution to the Parkour scene in my opinion.

Thanks SN!!

Check it out here ...

http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_google_maps&Itemid=175&virtuemart=8c16ccd0eb60bd14a49c134c0229983c

Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: Josh Klute on March 14, 2006, 07:35:35 PM
Awesome, I think I'm the first from CO, but I guess I wont know until tomorrow :).  It' kinda funny, there is a crap load of Traceurs on the east coast, and some on the west coast, but not any in the center of our country.........yet. ;)
Title: Re: Map of US Traceurs!
Post by: SkyNative on March 14, 2006, 08:05:37 PM
Ya Demon is in also, but for some reason hes showing up in Washington. There are still some minor bugs im working out so please be patient.