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    Default Map with member location

    I implemented a member map for the Caterham and Seven Owners in the USA Facebook group. The map is an interactive Google maps with pins for every member who has agreed to be on the map. Optionally, the member can also supply a short blurb, for example about the car, interests, or anything else, and picture(s) of the car(s). clicking on a pin pops up the information of the member.

    It makes it really easy to see who is close. For privacy reasons the location can simply be city, state and country.

    Any interest in having that feature here?
    1987 Caterham 1700 Supersprint
    2002 Porsche Boxster
    2004 Porsche Boxster S
    1941 Dodge Luxury Liner
    2009 Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet
    2017 Chevrolet Volt

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    Here's a link to the Caterham and Seven Owners in the USA map: https://tinyurl.com/sx6tcnc
    1987 Caterham 1700 Supersprint
    2002 Porsche Boxster
    2004 Porsche Boxster S
    1941 Dodge Luxury Liner
    2009 Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet
    2017 Chevrolet Volt

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    Yes, I'd be interested.
    Henry
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    1969 Elan S4

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    We had one access to one on this forum at one point, no idea what happened to it. Also this forum has the ability to do a similar member mapping function from my recent discussions with JohnCh - he was exploring the idea.

    Whichever one we use its a good idea.

    My only concern is I do not use FacePlant given the privacy issues - is there a requirement to be on FF?
    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


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    Once we get through the spamming issues we'll look into adding the vBulletin feature for this. It would display forum user names which is an extra layer of privacy compared to the Facebook solution.

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
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    With Google Maps it is simple to do an extract from the member "database" and load it into maps. What gets shown is 100% up to the person creating the map. Car pictures can have license plates obscured and are completely optional. I found it easy to use and like the result.
    1987 Caterham 1700 Supersprint
    2002 Porsche Boxster
    2004 Porsche Boxster S
    1941 Dodge Luxury Liner
    2009 Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet
    2017 Chevrolet Volt

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