• Interactive State Maps

    Posted by Pintsize_Treasures on September 7, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    It may not be possible but if it is, I would love to see interactive state maps for each state by city or county. For example, each member could select a couple of options on a drop down menu that would populate the map data. On the finished end, you could see at a glance the number of members in a section or region and when you zoom in or click on a section or region, you can see more detailed numbers or even drop pins, i.e. by county or city. Hovering over each drop pin could pop up the profile picture or name with a option to visit that person’s profile or to send a direct message.

    If I’ll be traveling through that area, I could plan a route to visit someone for a seed swap, or could just easily see how close or far away other folks are from me.

    I think this would eliminate the need to go offsite and pull up Google Maps to find a mentioned city or county.

    Thanks!

    packrat replied 1 year, 4 months ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Shellers2016

    Member
    September 7, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I love this idea!

  • AiNt-RiTe-Acres

    Member
    September 7, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I love the idea provided it’s voluntary. There are those who do not want to reveal their location. I’m not handing out my address in an open forum but I’ve no fear of telling anyone the county I’m in or cities I’m near. My actual address (which I know your not proposing) is the only thing I’m really discreet about. I’ll share that amongst those I choose. Partly for the safety of others. No fears of the government finding me because those @#$#@#$ already know where I am lol. Others though may not want their city or county to be known. So great idea provided it’s voluntary. In fact the more I think about it the more I like it!

  • Summerhat-n-Chicks

    Member
    September 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    I would love it.

    It would give us a chance to connect with other homesteaders beond those who have a table at the local farmers market. I get those not wanting to publicly share their address, I’m not a fan of it either, but pinning the next larger city would give everyone a good range and then connect in a private message.

  • packrat

    Member
    February 2, 2023 at 5:16 am

    This is a grand idea. Some version of opt-in, voluntary location sharing, was to be implemented with this site, and I have endorsed the creation of an onboard graphical user interface for that. To date, there still seems to be a lot of friction inherent in the system. Currently one method is to crib any information from the *introduce yourself* sections of the various state groups for every state along your route (go out to the main States group; select another subgroup/state to enter into. Repeat).

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