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|Sharing Location Maps|
< on 1/23/2016 7:38 PM >
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One of the main reasons I joined UER was to get help finding new locations. I couldnt wait to see the "Members Only" database. When I became a full member I was pretty disappointed that there wasnt really much there.
I have put in a dozen or so locations, but honestly its a pain in the ass to fill in all the forms. So, like a lot of people I use Google Earth (others use other mapping programs), to map sites I've seen and others I want to visit. This map is MUCH more extensive than the one on UER.
Recently, I have exchanged maps with a couple of other members and WOW! The map I had is almost completely filled in for TX, LA, AR, and OK. This led me to an idea. I would like members to send me their own map and I in turn will give you mine. Now, to be clear, I will only send FULL MEMBERS my map but regular users are more than welcome to contribute (will probably help you if you apply for full membership...).
Also, as I get more maps, I will mail you updates as they come in. In this way, we can all share locations with trusted members, and not have to go through the headache of the UER DB input.
If interested, please send me an email with your map or any questions to: email@example.com
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|Re: Sharing Location Maps|
< Reply # 13 on 1/25/2016 8:18 PM >
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|Posted by mookster|
I personally think the whole concept of sharing maps online is dodgy.
All it takes is one person to 'accidentally' let someone else know who isn't on here or privy to the information normally and it's out there. A few years back some of my exploring contacts (and even myself for a little bit) were all contributing towards a supposedly private map of locations in France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. The map grew in size and content until suddenly it was leaked by 'someone', was plastered all over various websites and Facebook and had something like 50,000 views before it got taken down. Shared maps, even those which are supposed to be the most private, will always get out somehow. Because who's to know what 'x' full member is going to do with the info behind closed doors? Who is he/she going to take to these places? Are they going to be as trustworthy as those on here? You simply can't police a shared map.
Remember, taggers have web forums and message boards too : )
It does sound like a cool idea, especially for folks who travel out of their usual area. But, the risk of a map like that falling into the wrong hands would be huge.
Maybe we should see if there would be a better way to go about filling out the database? Or, if there's any coders out there, see if it can be optimized in some way. I think someone was working on a Chrome extension for UER, weren't they?
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