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    Default Railfan destinations map

    Inspired by the member locations map, I created a railfan's destinations map.

    Often members are traveling to new locations for work or pleasure and I though this would be a great resource to check out what's near where you're going, or what's nearby that you never knew about.

    Feel free to add your favourite museums, popular railfanning spots, excursion trains - anything us train folk may enjoy!

    http://goo.gl/maps/cC4eH


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    I think that is just a FAN tastic idea! I assume it would be ok to add favorite local hobby shops as well? Great idea!

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    I think I just doubled the number of points on the map...
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    Awesome idea also!
    A map to find nearby members and now A map for good rail fan and hobby shops!

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    Very good idea. How about categorizing the locations by choosing different colors of google-pins?

    My suggestion:

    Red bulb - Interesting museum(-line) etc
    Yellow bulb - Public layout (but no N scale)
    Green bulb - Public layout (at least a part in N scale)

    Red pin - Interesting shop
    Yellow pin - Modelrailroad shop
    Green pin - Modelrailroad shop with at least a significant part of the offerings suitable for N

    Blue bulb - Other interesting site (default)

    You can change the color in the little edit box of a pin by clicking on the ico in the top right hand corner.

    When using the map: be careful after a while, adding is easy but maintaining is not, could be that information has become outdated. Always first check the website (if any) or make a call before you make that hour-long trip. :-)
    It that light: adding opening hours could be very handy, but has to be maintained to keep being useful.

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    am i confusing forums.....or didnt "we" here have something like this before?...lol i clearly remeber filling things out for my local fanning places.........

    not that this is a bad idea i think its great even if repeated......
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    huh, I can't get on Cody's map and now there is another that I wont be able to get onto...

    Edit - I got 2 pins in Cody's map. One each for north and south Jersey homes. Now to tackle the railfanning map, although there isn't any such thing anywhere close by...
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    Thanks for the info about different pins, ill have to look at that tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by j edgar View Post
    am i confusing forums.....or didnt "we" here have something like this before?...lol i clearly remeber filling things out for my local fanning places.........

    not that this is a bad idea i think its great even if repeated......
    Yes, we did, but it was owned by a member who hasn't been around in a long time, so I don't see Cody as duplicating. More like resurrecting.
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    ok I have to admit I don't know how to edit the pins - though someone's adding different colours.

    Any suggestions??

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    I edited mine on the members map by clicking on my link the using the RED Edit button at the top left of the map then click Save
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    This is going to be way kewl, or just really neat. Or maybe both.
    I like the different colored marker idea.
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    Fantastic idea. Need to bookmark (make it a sticky) it for when I am on the road. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeman View Post
    ok I have to admit I don't know how to edit the pins - though someone's adding different colours.

    Any suggestions??
    Hi,

    Yes. First go to edit mode of the map. (I think it will be labled 'Edit' or likewise in English).



    Then either look for the pin you want to change of click on it's name in the list like this.



    The icon at the top right can be changed by clicking on it:



    Then choose the right form and/or color.



    Click on Ok.



    Now the pin with all this info is saved, but the map is not. So now go back to the top left corner of your screen and click on 'ready' or 'save' or whatever the label in English is.



    Done.
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    ok that should definitely be a tutorial!
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    I think it is already.

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    A second one, if you want to add clickable links. So in this example, how do you make the webaddress clickable?



    Once again, first go in edit mode.




    Then click on the pin on the map or the destination in the list.




    Then you will see the info box is in edit mode, with three opions:

    Plain text
    Rich Text
    HTML



    We need HTML.



    Some additional code appears. Don't worry, this is ok. Just let it stay there.



    Now the real work begins:

    1. Type before your adres: <a href="
    So a < sign, an a, an space, the word href, an = sign and a " (this last one is important).
    Let if follow by the complete address like http://www.railwaymuseum.com
    and then: ">

    2. Then type what has to be shown, this can be the webadress as done here, but you can use anything really, like link or click here etc.

    3. Type after your adres (or something else): </a>

    4. Leave the rest as it is.



    Then, click on OK.



    Now the pin with all this info is saved, but the map is not. So now go back to the top left corner of your screen and click on 'ready' or 'save' or whatever the label in English is.



    And now you info box looks like this:



    Done.
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    I have become addicted to adding points to this map! I think I've added several dozen locations to the map, and yet there are still more cool places I want to share!
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    Me too! This is going to be really useful.

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