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  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5040
    • Charlotte, NC
      • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
      • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
      • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
      • LOTS of accessories
      • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
      • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
      • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
      • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
      • President/Owner - SnS Grills

    Member locator Map

    Huskee has the idea of adding a locator map to the forum that shows "pins" where all the Pit Members reside. I've seen this before in other forums but can't recall offhand immediately just where that was that I saw it. I'm wondering if anyone on here has experience setting this up and if they know what's involved in the process. Any help out there?
  • _John_
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2447

    #2
    I have experience with this.
    Are you talking a static map or an interactive one like Google maps? Are you adding pins periodically or is the user going to do it?

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    • David Parrish
      Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
      • May 2014
      • 5040
      • Charlotte, NC
        • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
        • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
        • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
        • LOTS of accessories
        • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
        • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
        • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
        • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
        • President/Owner - SnS Grills

      #3
      It'd be nice if it was interactive and worked automatically based off the location information the member has in his/her profile. We wouldn't want it to be too exact (Street level) but city would be good. Also it would need to be something members can opt into or out of.

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      • _John_
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2447

        #4
        Tying it to an account would require your web folks to do it, the map is easy to do and would only take a few hours, getting the data from the accounts and the opt in set up would take quite a bit more work.

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        • David Parrish
          Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
          • May 2014
          • 5040
          • Charlotte, NC
            • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
            • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
            • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
            • LOTS of accessories
            • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
            • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
            • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
            • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
            • President/Owner - SnS Grills

          #5
          Originally posted by John View Post
          Tying it to an account would require your web folks to do it, the map is easy to do and would only take a few hours, getting the data from the accounts and the opt in set up would take quite a bit more work.

          Gotcha. Would it be possible to do the easy set up for now, then later add the account tie in, without losing what we have?

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          • _John_
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 2447

            #6
            The easiest way, and free (unless tens of thousands use it a day) is to use Google maps, you can create the map and if you have all of the locations plot them all fairly easily, but your web people would have to add it to the site somewhere unless you were talking about having it hosted outside of the AR domain. If I had a list of locations I could build out the html, it would just have to be hosted somewhere (you could launch it from your desktop but it wouldn't be online.

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            • kirikintha
              Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 33
              • Lakewood, Colorado

              #7
              You would also need to put an option in for privacy, if some people don't want to show their location. Privacy above all!

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              • David Parrish
                Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                • May 2014
                • 5040
                • Charlotte, NC
                  • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                  • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                  • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                  • LOTS of accessories
                  • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                  • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                  • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                  • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
                  • President/Owner - SnS Grills

                #8
                Originally posted by kirikintha View Post
                You would also need to put an option in for privacy, if some people don't want to show their location. Privacy above all!
                Of course! That's why we'd have the opt in/out function.

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                • Jon Solberg
                  Former Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 4819

                  #9
                  I think this example of a member map like John is referring too.

                  Members add their location if they choose.

                  https://maps.google.com/maps/u/0/ms?...z=3&dg=feature

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                  • Huskee
                    Huskee commented
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                    This is very much like what I had in mind.
                • Marauderer
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 1471
                  • Powder Springs, Georgia
                  • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
                    Powder Springs, GA

                    Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
                    RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
                    GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
                    Blackstone 1575
                    Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
                    Grill Grates searing kit
                    (2) Maverick ET-732
                    Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
                    Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
                    PickleMeister
                    Pampered Chef Knives
                    All Clad BD5
                    Tyent Water Ionizer

                    I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

                  #10
                  I would like that so that local folks can reach out and organize AR Pitmasters Get To Gethers (GTG) aka ARPGTG!! I, for one would like to have some direct interaction with some other like minded "Q"ers.

                  So the map thingy is a great idea.

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                  • Gunderich_1
                    Former Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 205
                    • Paris, TN

                    #11
                    Hey Pit Boss, you can always go to the NSA. I'm sure they already have the interactive map on all of us up and running! All, jokes aside, I'd be for it. I especially like the idea of using it to organize local get togethers. Could make for some fun cook offs and good times.
                    Last edited by Gunderich_1; August 13, 2014, 10:32 AM.

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                    • The Burn
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 990
                      • West Chester, PA
                      • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
                        Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
                        Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

                        Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
                        Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
                        Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

                        Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
                        Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

                      #12
                      If we did addresses, we could just use street level view to see everyone's rigs without having to post photos

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                      • David Parrish
                        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                        • May 2014
                        • 5040
                        • Charlotte, NC
                          • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                          • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                          • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                          • LOTS of accessories
                          • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                          • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                          • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                          • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
                          • President/Owner - SnS Grills

                        #13
                        I know you guys are joking, but since I'm the PB and I don't want to be misinterpreted let me just be plain that this is only meant to be a fun way for folks to see who they may live near. It can also give everyone an idea of how global this hobby really is. I don't want to even get close to having folks feel like their privacy is at risk. If you'll all look at your profiles you'll notice that location information is already displayed if you opted to provide it. We're not talking about anything more specific than town/state/province/country level information and we're definitely not talking about displaying any information that folks didn't opt in to providing.

                        Keep the ideas coming!

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                        • Huskee
                          Administrator
                          • May 2014
                          • 15144
                          • central MI, USA
                          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                            Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                            Smokers / Grills
                            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                            • PBC
                            • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                            • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                            • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                            • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                            • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                            • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                            Thermometers
                            • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                            • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                            • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                            • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
                            • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
                            • Thermapen MkII, orange
                            • ThermoPop, yellow
                            • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                            • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                            • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                            • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                            Accessories
                            • Instant Pot 6qt
                            • Anova Bluetooth SV
                            • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                            • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                            • BBQ Dragon
                            • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                            • Weber grill topper
                            • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                            • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                            • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                            Beverages
                            • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                            • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                            • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                            • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                            • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                            • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                            • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                            About me
                            Real name: Aaron
                            Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                            Occupation:
                            • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                          #14
                          I think non automatic might be best, more secure, and definitely easier to setup. Similar to a paper map on a wall of an establishment, you can walk up to it and look at all the pins, and then add your own to a town level if you choose to. From a distance you can see the largest concentrations of members or the scattered spread.

                          I personally wouldn't want to list my address, since for every thousand nice people there will be one creep. So I think city/town level should suffice. And I think for those that want to hide behind their screens and not participate, the non-NSA nature of a manual map wold be more palatable.

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                          • Huskee
                            Administrator
                            • May 2014
                            • 15144
                            • central MI, USA
                            • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                              Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                              Smokers / Grills
                              • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                              • PBC
                              • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                              • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                              • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                              • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                              • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                              • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                              • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                              Thermometers
                              • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                              • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                              • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                              • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
                              • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
                              • Thermapen MkII, orange
                              • ThermoPop, yellow
                              • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                              • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                              • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                              • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                              Accessories
                              • Instant Pot 6qt
                              • Anova Bluetooth SV
                              • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                              • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                              • BBQ Dragon
                              • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                              • Weber grill topper
                              • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                              • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                              Beverages
                              • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                              • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                              • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                              • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                              • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                              • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                              • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                              About me
                              Real name: Aaron
                              Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                              Occupation:
                              • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                            #15
                            Jon's post aove, #9, is like what I was envisioning. Clicking each pin (or better yet, just a hover) tells the user and the town. I wonder if we could set up an Amazing Ribs Google Earth map, where only our members could access it and tag their current towns. Is this poss with G Maps? I don't even know. I suppose if a user wanted to add their address and have everyone getting a satellite view of their yard that's up to them

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