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VBGooglemap Member Edition
Mod Version: 3.0.1., by stonyarc (Member) stonyarc is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.8 Rating: (41 votes - 4.68 average) Installs: 827
Released: 02 Nov 2005 Last Update: 21 Aug 2007 Downloads: 2275
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  


I'm proud to announce that the new version is currently available to you all !!!


You can now nominate hacks yourself for hacks of the month. There is a link on the right of hacks on top of the files.



Function
This will display the members of the Bulletin Board based on their lattitude and longitude coordinates on a googlemap.

Don't forget to hit install !!!!!!!
Please read the guide before asking for support !!!!!!!

Feel free to support this mod and make a paypal donation to [email protected]

INSTALL

HOTSPOT EDITION AVAILABLE ON : http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=114149
Detailed installation instructions and screenshots in the included pdf file.

Current Features



NOTE:
VBGooglemap 3.0.0 contains the vulnerability fix. Please upgrade immediately. Version 3.0.0. also contains all features from 2.5.X

As always you use modifications at your own risk.

VBGooglemap Member Edition 2.5.1 brings you a lot of new features. Itís vital that you uninstall any previous version before upgrading/installing version 2.5.1.

Upgrading from version 2.5.0 is easier. Instruction are available in the guide.

As the uninstall function will not remove your googlemap data in the database but only the templates and files you can safely remove an older version. As a precaution you should always take a backup. This should be done on each major change you make to your bulletin board.

IF YOU ARE RUNNING VERSION 1.0.3, 2.0.X AND YOU CHANGED TEXT DIRECTLY IN THE TEMPLATES YOU NEED TO SAVE YOUR CHANGES AS VERSION 2.5.0 REQUIRES YOU TO UINSTALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS.

This has taken quite some work and still will take a lot more. Please give credit where credit is due. You cannot remove any notice without prior written permission.

Changes in this version

SEE FIRST POST FOR FULL ROADMAP AND HISTORY

Planned Features
- TBD

Volume warning

high volume of users may slow down the load. Currently a load counter is included.

Languages

Thanks to Wachtmeister there is a German translation available to you all. Feel free to use it.

The translation will be updated on each new version.

Special

- Read the attached PDF for more information. The pdf is also included in the zip file.
- You'll need a googlemap key for your domain. Get your own key for your domain view http://www.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html for more information.
A googlemap key is only valid for a specific domain. You'll need a specific google account to create one.
All is explained on the googlemap link indicated above.
- Set the file permissions on the marker.xml file to 777
- The googlemap script can handle non-registered users. They will only see the main map and won't be able to enter information. This is reserved for logged in users (detected automatically)
- usergroup permissions are available in the backend
- To change location just drag the map while holding the left mouse key or by using the zoom and key functions on the left
- First time loading of the map may take a few seconds longer because of Google API hosting


Special Xbox Live version
http://www.xboxlivenation.com/community/gamermap.php

Credits

This has taken quite some work and still will take a lot more. Please give credit where credit is due. You cannot remove any notice without prior written permission. Instructions are included in the pdf file (vbgooglemap2.5.0_guide.pdf)
Special credits to Google, Pyg for the javascript tips.



FAQ

The FAQ is included in the pdf file.

INSTALL



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  #436  
Old 17 Dec 2005, 00:22
Algren_San Algren_San is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Real name: Karl
Originally Posted by buro9
I'm using mine on a site that has 22,000+ threads, 900,000+ posts and 4,500+ members, and have seen no perceivable difference in load as a result of this hack.

Any delay on screen rendering is simply because of the Google API, which is mostly JavaScript and happens client side

thanks for your answer VERY MUCH and it does update the user location automaticly? thanks thats my last question to click install and do it
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  #437  
Old 17 Dec 2005, 00:37
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djjeffa djjeffa is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Real name: jeff
im have this for my members http://www.frappr.com/djjeffacom will that work with this hack and if so how would i set it up?
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  #438  
Old 17 Dec 2005, 23:21
eljeffe eljeffe is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Originally Posted by djjeffa
im have this for my members http://www.frappr.com/djjeffacom will that work with this hack and if so how would i set it up?
Frappr now allows you to place the map (and photos) on your site. I took their code "widgets" and created a frappr_map_text template and surrounded it with the standard page template HTML and now it shows our frappr map within a custom page on our site. Here is the thread on how to do your own custom page: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=62164

Here is my sample frappr_map_text Template

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  #439  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 00:03
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
is there any way a person can just type in their city and state or location and it go there instead of having to locat it on the map?
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  #440  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 03:22
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
also another question, when you click someone on the map it shows that persons user name, when I click it I get directed to the home page.. Any way to go to that persons profile?

Thanks
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  #441  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 04:01
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
ok.. read 30 pages.. How can I change the background color of the balloon?

Its late.. spelling stinks.. Help...
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  #442  
Old 19 Dec 2005, 14:44
kommuni kommuni is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Originally Posted by cbr929rrerion
ok.. read 30 pages.. How can I change the background color of the balloon?

Its late.. spelling stinks.. Help...
i would love to see such a map combined with a citylocator. Unfortunately GoogleMaps are not very detailled yet for germany, so there's not really much sense for us when using this.

Besides from that, great work.
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  #443  
Old 20 Dec 2005, 23:37
mkdevo mkdevo is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
i found a bug in this today, though i'm not sure it's something that is fixable..

a user with an apostrophe in his username tried adding himself to the map, and it caused a db error. obviously the sql is reading it as an extra beginning quote, without an end..

can this be fixed?


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  #444  
Old 21 Dec 2005, 00:04
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ConqSoft ConqSoft is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Fix posted earlier in this thread...
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  #445  
Old 23 Dec 2005, 10:22
kadafi_alive kadafi_alive is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Hmm,

I am having a problem with IE. When I add an entry in IE, it doesn't show at all but it does in FireFox.
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  #446  
Old 27 Dec 2005, 04:18
knimrod knimrod is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
I installed this and it's working pretty well. My use is regional and I took advantage of the admin configurable default lat/longs and zoom level. However, several users reported problems when trying submit their locations where they were presented with a "blank map" from which to select from. What was happening is that the regional zoom level remained constant (10) but the apparently uninitialized lat/longs must point to some world center (0,0?) in the middle of the ocean. At a default zoom level of "10", all you got was a pale blue map. Users could however, zoom out, recenter, then zoom back in again but that wasn't very intuitive.

I made the following change that gets the default lat/long from the options before a new submitter is presented with the map. This will probably only be useful for those that default to a zoomed in region but it's currently working for me. Perhaps some consideration could be given to this problem in future releases (for which I'm anxiously waiting).

In VBGooglemap.php find this:

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Thanks for a great hack!
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  #447  
Old 27 Dec 2005, 18:46
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docvader docvader is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Installed easily and apparently working flawlessly, so far.

You might want to make Starbug's changes (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=160) standard for the next upgrade; the black text works much better.

Thanks! Great job.
rich
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  #448  
Old 29 Dec 2005, 09:03
stonyarc stonyarc is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Originally Posted by kadafi_alive
Hmm,

I am having a problem with IE. When I add an entry in IE, it doesn't show at all but it does in FireFox.
Can you post a link??
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  #449  
Old 29 Dec 2005, 09:04
stonyarc stonyarc is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Originally Posted by knimrod
I installed this and it's working pretty well. My use is regional and I took advantage of the admin configurable default lat/longs and zoom level. However, several users reported problems when trying submit their locations where they were presented with a "blank map" from which to select from. What was happening is that the regional zoom level remained constant (10) but the apparently uninitialized lat/longs must point to some world center (0,0?) in the middle of the ocean. At a default zoom level of "10", all you got was a pale blue map. Users could however, zoom out, recenter, then zoom back in again but that wasn't very intuitive.

I made the following change that gets the default lat/long from the options before a new submitter is presented with the map. This will probably only be useful for those that default to a zoomed in region but it's currently working for me. Perhaps some consideration could be given to this problem in future releases (for which I'm anxiously waiting).

In VBGooglemap.php find this:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Before add:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Thanks for a great hack!
Thanks for the tip.

I'll put it in the next standard
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  #450  
Old 29 Dec 2005, 09:33
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Robert Basil Robert Basil is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Real name: Robert Basil
Originally Posted by stonyarc
I'll put it in the next standard
Any hints? When and what will be added to the next version?

Thanks again for the great hack. My members love it.
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