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Post: # 11413Post wulf
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:55 am

I've just seen this and, even before I started reading, Frappr! came to mind. All it needs is someone to start it off. I've not created one myself but I have used it with another group I belong to.

It would probably be easiest for you to do it, Andy - I reckon a couple of minutes to set it up on Frappr! and then a couple of minutes to post a link to let us all know. Once a bunch of us have signed up and posted our pins on the map, you could then put a link on the -ish front page.

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Post: # 11558Post Andy Hamilton
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:16 pm

ah hah wulf to the rescue again, cheers mate - defintely owe you a pint.

http://www.frappr.com/theselfsufficientishers - here we go then.
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Post: # 11590Post Jessica
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:12 pm

Hi every time i open the above site it said error on page maybe its my old computer.
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Post: # 11591Post gill didsbury
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:21 pm

Hi Andy,

the map has not got Australia on it :( so I cant show where I am

Take care

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Post: # 11594Post Millymollymandy
Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:49 am

It does if you zoom right out but it seems to not want to go back to Europe afterwards! Every time I try to navigate around the world I keep getting sent back to New Zealand!

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Post: # 11598Post Millymollymandy
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:54 am

I give up! How do you add yourself? I keep getting 'invalid city'. I've tried the name of my village, name of departement, the name of my country ..... France..... all say invalid city! I don't live in a bloomin' city, and how would it know every little village in the world anyway? Grrrrrrrr.

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Post: # 11604Post Shirley
Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:42 am

Are you in the right continent? I think it opened with US and asked for a zip code... I changed mine to UK.
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Post: # 11608Post Millymollymandy
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:34 pm

On the details to enter, it says US zip code, under that it says "not in the US?" - you click on that and it changes to city.

Nowhere does it ask you what country you are in!

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Post: # 11609Post Millymollymandy
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:41 pm

So I can type in Rennes (34km away) or Combourg (18km away) and it has them. But I don't live there. So what do I do? HELP! :(

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Post: # 11612Post ina
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:51 pm

Yes, it doesn't seem to be any good at villages... I'm down as Aberdeen, and that is 30 miles away. Near enough, I suppose, if you just want a general idea of where folk live.
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Post: # 11615Post wulf
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:23 pm

General vicinity should be enough - otherwise you'll have people nipping into your garden and nicking your prize carrots or whatever you've talked about!

I'll have to look and see if you can specify latitude and longitude instead of town - that would give you as much precision as you wanted (with the caveat above).

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Post: # 11617Post Shirley
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:12 pm

good idea Wulf...

I recommended that the people on my frappr didn't put their exact location for that reason... it's scary how close this map can zoom in on a location... although out here in the sticks (my nearest town IS on the map Ina lol) the map doesn't zoom in so much.

MMM - ok - I was going by memory - it wouldn't let me go through the steps again. I'd put in Combourg if that's the closest to you. My nearest town is 12 miles away.
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Post: # 11630Post Andy Hamilton
Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:11 pm

Oh yes I have not put in my exact location either just up the road in fact.

General vacinity is certainally the way forward.

Forgot to say, I even managed to get it onto a webpage on this site. http://www.selfsufficientish.com/themap.htm

I have put a thing about placing your allotments, shops etc but it appears that you have to come up as a new member to do this you cannot have multiple pins for one person, which is a shame. So ignore the stuff about putting on your allotment etc unless you really do have some spare time on your hands.
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Post: # 11693Post Millymollymandy
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:13 am

Does it put the pin in automatically for you then? The map I've used on another forum, we stick the pin in ourselves, in the right place - or near as possible! That's why, obviously, I am trying to type my village or department name as I expect to stick the pin in where it is.

There is no detail on this map outside of the UK - no towns, cities or anything, so no chance of anyone finding me if I give the name of my village!!!

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Post: # 11708Post wulf
Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:27 am

They can always use another map though! Just because Google is presently a bit light on details for many parts of the world doesn't mean that you can't find all those little hamlets somewhere else (or, indeed, that Google won't add them in over the next few months).

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