Ireland map with clubs on it

12 years 7 months ago #40109 by dave_lillis
Ireland map with clubs on it was created by dave_lillis
I know I've raised this a number of times, but a map of the island with a point for each club might be useful, so I had an hour free today and put this together.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/374856615_abe5d2f4f0_o.jpg


Its abit simple bit it does a good job of showing a newbie to the site the nearest IFAS club, maybe the graphic artists out there could come up with a nicer map, although I'm note sure where the East Antrim one should go ?

Could the web designers out there use something like this where by someone clicks on one of the stars and it brings them to a new page, maybe that clubs website or details if there is no site.

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12 years 7 months ago #40110 by ftodonoghue
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Good stuff dave

There are still lots of places where we could have some more IFAS affiliated clubs. Anybody in those areas interested in starting a club???

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Trevor

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12 years 7 months ago #40111 by PhilipLardner
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Very cool! Shows a newcomer, at a glance, where the nearest club is. Perhaps a version that takes the user directly to the club webpage by clicking on a star is the next step.

I like.

Phil.

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12 years 7 months ago #40112 by voyager
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Very nice, when I get some time I'll see if I can get something nice working with this map.

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12 years 7 months ago #40113 by dave_lillis
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I was looking at the map and it just didn't look right, then I noticed that Lough Neagh is missing :lol:
Thanks for the comments lads, I did it up in photoshop and used layers so its very easy for me to change the position of any of the locations.
One thing that occurred to me while looking at it is the the north west is under-represented, I don't think the club in Sligo exists any more, so that's one star that could be removed (correct me if I'm wrong) leaving a big gaping space in that area.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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12 years 7 months ago #40115 by mjs
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Nice one Dave,
We could even use the new IFAS Logo for the club's locations. It is clear and immediately understandable, excellent.

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12 years 7 months ago #40122 by dave_lillis
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good idea, here it is
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/374934578_a7b1d1a299_o.jpg


I had to change the logo colour to work with a green background, is this better then the star points?

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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12 years 7 months ago #40126 by michaeloconnell
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Good to see Thomond Park on the map! ;-)

Seriously, good work Dave!!

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12 years 7 months ago #40127 by dave_lillis
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Careful now, I might just put a pic of the new stadium in there. :lol:

what about each clubs logo instead of the IFAS logo, although this might be tricky and illegible.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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12 years 7 months ago #40140 by PhilipLardner
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what about each clubs logo instead of the IFAS logo, although this might be tricky and illegible.


I think putting all the club logos in would look a bit too cluttered. Perhaps when the mouse hovers over a symbol it could then change to the club logo and back to the symbol when it moves off. You could have a small data-panel somewhere on the map (or in the sea :) ) showing the contact details and a bit of info on the each club when the mouse hovers over that club's symbol. A click on the symbol or club icon would take you to their webpage.

But that's a bit more techie than I'm able to do! Any takers?

Phil.

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12 years 7 months ago #40141 by voyager
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what about each clubs logo instead of the IFAS logo, although this might be tricky and illegible.


I think putting all the club logos in would look a bit too cluttered. Perhaps when the mouse hovers over a symbol it could then change to the club logo and back to the symbol when it moves off. You could have a small data-panel somewhere on the map (or in the sea :) ) showing the contact details and a bit of info on the each club when the mouse hovers over that club's symbol. A click on the symbol or club icon would take you to their webpage.

But that's a bit more techie than I'm able to do! Any takers?

Phil.


That's what I had in mind. It should be doable but I'll just need some time to dedicate to it.

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12 years 7 months ago #40142 by dave_lillis
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that's great Bart, is anyone else in the web team able and free to do this sooner?
I would do it myself but I have no experience on web design, this is something I might get into someday.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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12 years 7 months ago #40144 by ftodonoghue
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thats great Bart, is anyone else in the web team able to and free to do this sooner?


And if ye get a chance, to get rid of the "star trek" style headers on home page for IFAS CLUBS and UPDATES section.

Thanks in advance

Cheers
Trevor

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12 years 7 months ago #40145 by voyager
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thats great Bart, is anyone else in the web team able to and free to do this sooner?


And if ye get a chance, to get rid of the "star trek" style headers on home page for IFAS CLUBS and UPDATES section.

Thanks in advance


I'm waiting on graphics from our graphics God (DaveP). I don't have photoshop so I can't do any of the graphics stuff that needs to be done.

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12 years 7 months ago #40146 by ftodonoghue
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If you knew what font / spacing it is, I could get it done on Photoshop for you.

Thanks Bart

Cheers
Trevor

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12 years 7 months ago #40147 by voyager
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If you knew what font / spacing it is, I could get it done on Photoshop for you.

Thanks Bart


Cheers for the offer but it's more than just fonts and spacing though, there is a shinny background to be added too. Have a look at the other titles, there's a lot going on there!

Bart.

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12 years 7 months ago #40148 by ftodonoghue
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I didn't spot that...

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Trevor

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12 years 7 months ago #40150 by TrevorDurity
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Hey there,

Just an idea but it would be easy to just integrate from Google Maps, i.e. enter the page, & a map is displayed in the content area, showing the whole island with "pegs" at each location.

Click on a peg and the details of the club comes up.

Users would also be able to zoom in and check out road routes to the towns (if you have exact coordinates to the club it would show a route to the club as long as Google has indexed that area).

I've done this before and could dummy up a page if ye want.

T

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12 years 7 months ago #40154 by dave_lillis
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Go ahead Trevor, do it up, lets see what it looks like .

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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12 years 7 months ago #40160 by TrevorDurity
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Cool. Will have a sample done in 45 minutes or so & if ye think it's OK I'll send the relevant code snippets to whoever will update the site. Bart I guess?

Very little code to add & will use the current IFAS stylesheet.

Trev

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12 years 7 months ago #40161 by voyager
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Cool. Will have a sample done in 45 minutes or so & if ye think it's OK I'll send the relevant code snippets to whoever will update the site. Bart I guess?

Very little code to add & will use the current IFAS stylesheet.

Trev


Yup, that would be me!

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12 years 7 months ago #40162 by dave_lillis
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I just had a look at google earth at my house
I can see my white observatory using google Earth, big white thing, hard to miss. :shock: :lol:
I'm certain Coonagh airfield are using it as a navigation marker :oops:

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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12 years 7 months ago #40168 by TrevorDurity
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howdy, here's a sample with a few nodes added for a couple of clubs.

Didn't copy over the whole background but that will work when it's put on the ifas server.

www.thelunarscape.com/ifasmap/

Just click on a node to get more details of the club.
Can also pan and zoom.

The coordinates entered are actually for the towns rather than the actual clubs as I don't have the correct gps values, but it shows what is possible.

Trev

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12 years 7 months ago #40169 by TrevorDurity
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I just had a look at google earth at my house
I can see my white observatory using google Earth, big white thing, hard to miss. Shocked Laughing


I did the same yesterday. Kinda cool but kinda scary too! No-one's safe from prying eyes :wink:

Trev

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12 years 7 months ago #40170 by TrevorDurity
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oops. Sorry to the folks at shannonside. Didn't have the correct coords for that.

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