8
   

Create your own travel map

 
 
nimh
 
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 02:11 pm
This is actually kind of a cool gadget. You know those gadgets where you have to click what countries (or in the US, states) you've been in, and then it creates a world map with all those in red? Which doesnt really say much, because one visit to St Petersburg will draw the map red to Vladivostok? Well, this is not that.

TripAdvisor - Make your own travel map

What it is, is something that takes far more time to make. Smile But it's also more fun. Specially if you're enough of a geek. In fact, I've wanted to make a map like this ever since I was a geeky kid, and now there's this gadget!

You type in the name of the cities, towns and national parks you have been to, and it gradually covers the map with pins accordingly. (If you're not exactly sure of the place name but you know how it starts, just start typing and it will show you the cities that start like that.)

If you zoom in, the available choices of towns for your current selection also appear in a menu on the right. And it's pretty effing detailed - in Holland, for example, they've got the smallest towns and the most boring suburbs. Choices get narrower the unlikelier the destination, but there were only a few places I've been that I couldn't find back, like Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia; Bvumba, Zimbabwe; or Bergen in the Netherlands (but they did have Bergen-on-Sea).

Anyway, if you're really just kinda at your tax and you just need to break a coupla hours and space out -- like I did -- then if you're geeky enough this is a pretty cool way to do it. You can put up as many or as few locations as you want, of course, depending on how detailed you want the map to be. You do have to register though.

Here's my map - or at least the section of it that's relevant, cause I've never been in Asia, Latin-America or Australia:

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/2196/mytravelmapng1.png
 
Butrflynet
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 02:28 pm
@nimh,
Ok, anyone want to place bets on the number of pins on c.i.'s map?

This is cool, nimh. I have one of those other map gadgets you described on my website to show all the countries I've visited. Doing it this way will be fun too. I'll also get to revisit all those trips while I try to remember all the cities we went to.
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:15 pm
@nimh,
This program is an application on facebook. It's fun!
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:41 pm
@nimh,
This is terrible, now I'll have to divide my time between my new hobby, tagging on a2k, and making my very own travel map.

Seriously, though, thanks.
margo
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 09:35 pm
Ripper! Another travel toy for me!
0 Replies
 
nimh
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 09:54 pm
@ossobuco,
LOL Osso Very Happy

Glad y'all thought it of interest!

I should get my family to do this... my map would be by far the least impressive if you'd see my sister's and my father's next to it.. or my mother's, if one of us would recreate one for her.
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:01 pm
@nimh,
nimh, I thought you had never been to the United States?

Okay here is my map

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4594/picture2qd8.png
dagmaraka
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:34 pm
@CalamityJane,
http://www.tripadvisor.com/CommunityMapImage?id=697154364&size=FACEBOOK&random=777538
nimh
 
  2  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:36 pm
@CalamityJane,
Nice one! I see we both focus on the heartland of Europe and by & large skip the Hispanic, Celtic, Scandinavian and formerly-Soviet fringes ;-)

Yeah I was in America - wrote about it here too some time, I think when Massagato/Italgato/etc was telling me I hated America and everything it stood for. Travelled from East to West in '88 with my dad, who lived there for a year after high school (with a socialist reverend, if you'll believe it).
nimh
 
  1  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:51 pm
@dagmaraka,
Whatchoo do with your map?
nimh
 
  2  
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:52 pm
@nimh,
And no favourite places in the US, eh? Why do you hate America, Dasha?
old europe
 
  2  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:24 pm
That's a cool thread....

I did make a map, somewhere, at some point, with some other tool. Have to find it...
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:32 pm
@nimh,
Exactly! The heartland of Europe is still more desirable. Scandinavian countries are too cold in the winter, and in the summer months you're eaten
alive by all the bugs. Former Soviet countries are too depressing, I didn't want to spend my vacation time this way (still don't).Hungary was the only eastern country at that time I had visited and I loved Budapest!

Okay, I missed where you talked about your U.S. stay.
0 Replies
 
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:33 pm
@old europe,
Okay, we're waiting, oe .... Very Happy
0 Replies
 
fbaezer
 
  2  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:32 pm
I have my map. How do I copy it into this page?
old europe
 
  2  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:03 pm
@fbaezer,
Post the URL of your picture using the img BBCode tags like this:

Code:[img]http://your.picture.here[/img]


You can get the BBCode Toolbar by clicking the little green "Open BBCode Editor" link, or you enter the whole thingamajiggie manually...
dagmaraka
 
  1  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:07 pm
@nimh,
nimh wrote:

And no favourite places in the US, eh? Why do you hate America, Dasha?


because i hate freedom and democracy, that's why.

dunno how i did the brown map, there were settings to play with, so i played, naturally.
0 Replies
 
fbaezer
 
  3  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:33 pm
@old europe,
Thanks, I know that. What I can't do is get the Img of the map on the trip advisor page.
old europe
 
  1  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:35 pm
@fbaezer,
Oh, sorry.

Do a screenshot, then upload it somewhere?

(I didn't really go the trip advisor website, though....)
0 Replies
 
CalamityJane
 
  2  
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:39 pm
@fbaezer,
If you have a MAC you just press command+shift+4 at the same time and
can make a screen shot. I don't know how it works with a PC.
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Create your own travel map
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 10/23/2019 at 12:57:00