Ireland map with clubs on it

12 years 7 months ago #40225 by TrevorDurity
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Whoops. Sorry about that. I'll delete the erroneous entry.
Got the coords from Maporama but Google mustn't have done Newbridge as of yet. They promise to have more of Ireland soon.

Trev

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12 years 7 months ago #40266 by dave_lillis
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So are we definitely going with the plan to replace the list of clubs on the lower left and put up a map whereby you press it and it brings you to another page with a big map, say the maporama/google map.

Bart what colour scheme would you propose for the country map on the front page ? I just cant see green working, maybe a grey/blue land mass, the same colour as the rectangular backgrounds to "home" "user control panel" "bulliten board" buttons ?? with black writing?

Seanie, given that the background of the front page is white, might it not be better to use a "white" sea, and yes I know I mentioned a blue sea in a past post.

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12 years 7 months ago #40269 by Seanie_Morris
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Seanie, given that the background of the front page is white, might it not be better to use a "white" sea, and yes I know I mentioned a blue sea in a past post.


That was my preference too, a white 'sea'.

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12 years 7 months ago #40277 by Frank Ryan
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Hey lads,
Fine work all!

Heres what I think,
Have an image like the ireland map bellow and
write 'click here to find your nearest IFAS club'
under it.
(also have 'click here to find your nearest IFAS club' as a hover text
when your cursor moves over it.
Then link to the page with the detailed maps......

I did a mock up of the light pollution one...
I think the colours work and it fits in with the astronomy theme to boot!

check it out...






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12 years 7 months ago #40286 by dave_lillis
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I have to say I like it, mainly as the colour scheme works well with the site, although is it not a bit small to use as a hover methodl, maybe to use only as a click here to get to more detailed map.

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12 years 7 months ago #40292 by Frank Ryan
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Sorry, I probably didnt make that clear...
:)
Yeah, what I meant is just that.
It should be a clickable link to a bigger detailed map....
but that before you click if you hover your pointer over it a little
text box appears saying ''click here to see where..etc....."

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12 years 7 months ago #40294 by ftodonoghue
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So are we definitely going with the plan to replace the list of clubs on the lower left and put up a map whereby you press it and it brings you to another page with a big map, say the maporama/google map.


sounds like a good idea to me..

Cheers
Trevor

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12 years 7 months ago #40314 by dave_lillis
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Trev,
when you have the bigger map ready, can you let Bart know,
dont worry about not having all to co-ordinates, just put in a marker for those clubs, they can be updated later, I'm anxious that this doesnt hold up putting it up onto the site.

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12 years 7 months ago #40999 by dave_lillis
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Matthew, Bart and everyone else,
Have we made any headway on this, is the map ready for the secpnd page, if not can we use the orig idea of a simple map with clickable places?
I would not like to see this die like other suggestions seem to do .

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12 years 7 months ago #41002 by voyager
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Matthew, Bart and everyone else,
Have we made any headway on this, is the map ready for the secpnd page, if not can we use the orig idea of a simple map with clickable places?
I would not like to see this die like other suggestions seem to do .


I'll get something together in the next few days .... nothing better to do really since I'm on sickleave AGAIN.

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12 years 7 months ago #41004 by TrevorDurity
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Oops. Sorry guys, I forgot to let ye know that I had sent it. :oops:

It's just a matter of it being inserted. I'm sure Bart would probably like to change the code around a bit to match the same procedures as the rest of the site to make maintenance easier.

If there are any issues with it all just drop me line.

Trev

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12 years 7 months ago #41007 by voyager
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Right, we have a very crude verison 0 up as a starting point.

What I need now is some graphics people to do the following for me:

1) a better looking small map (keeping the background colour to #63639c like my one is)
2) a nice BLANK large map using any colour that will look good on the site
3) Someone to do a nice graphic for club labels that has room for text on it.

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12 years 7 months ago #41010 by dave_lillis
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Great Bart, this is a good start.

I think the smaller map is fine, you got the colour perfect, the thing that needs changing there is the title above it.
The second page needs abit of tweaking, How about a bigger map on the top of the page with all the clubs listed below it, when you press on a club it brings you down the page to the club details,
I can come up with a bigger map with names on it.

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12 years 7 months ago #41011 by ftodonoghue
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here is my effort


Didn't Trevor Durity produce a google earth map that we all seemed happy with???

Cheers
Trevor

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12 years 7 months ago #41012 by voyager
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OK, the thing to remember about the big map is that if this is going to be scalable it HAS to be blank and I need a blank label that I can place text over with HTML. The idea is that the map will sit there and then for each club a layer will be placed over the map in the right place with a name on it. As clubs come and go the labels will automatically change. That entire page is generated from a database table, none of it is hard-coded so the map needs to be the same.

Hope that makes sense,

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12 years 7 months ago #41013 by voyager
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here is my effort



Didn't Trevor Durity produce a google earth map that we all seemed happy with???


The problem with the Google maps idea is that it's a lot more complicated and not as clear. It also means that we need locations from everyone.

What I have in mind is the following:

The page has a simple map at the top with the clubs all on it. When you click a club you get scrolled down to the clubs entry which gets highlighted (border around it and a change in background colour probably). We then add an extra field to each club that links to google maps or something with their club shown as a pin IF they have given us the details we need.

How does that sound?

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12 years 7 months ago #41016 by dave_lillis
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I thinks we should go with the simple map idea until we get all the clubs google earth positions, I don't want this to hold us up. To be honest, I too am not thrilled with the google map idea, its abit complicated, but I was willing to go with the flow.

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12 years 7 months ago #41031 by dave_lillis
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OK, the thing to remember about the big map is that if this is going to be scalable it HAS to be blank and I need a blank label that I can place text over with HTML. The idea is that the map will sit there and then for each club a layer will be placed over the map in the right place with a name on it. As clubs come and go the labels will automatically change. That entire page is generated from a database table, none of it is hard-coded so the map needs to be the same.

Hope that makes sense,

Bart.


Just so I understand you Bart, the map 2 posts up will do if there were no club labels on it?
And, do you need a small jpeg blank label into which you'll fit each clubs name?, this is easy to do.

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12 years 7 months ago #41035 by voyager
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OK, the thing to remember about the big map is that if this is going to be scalable it HAS to be blank and I need a blank label that I can place text over with HTML. The idea is that the map will sit there and then for each club a layer will be placed over the map in the right place with a name on it. As clubs come and go the labels will automatically change. That entire page is generated from a database table, none of it is hard-coded so the map needs to be the same.

Hope that makes sense,

Bart.


Just so I understand you Bart, the map 2 posts up will do if there were no club labels on it?
And, do you need a small jpeg blank label into which you'll fit each clubs name?, this is easy to do.


Yea, that map blank would do fine and since Trev emailed it to me that bit is sorted.

For the labeles ideally I need something which looks good and has an area where I can put text. I'll have a play myself and then others can do a shinnier version when they see what I mean more clearly.

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12 years 7 months ago #41044 by voyager
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OK, made a lot more progress this evening .... All data is now coming form the database and each club is a separate layer placed over the blank map based on the club's entry in the database.

At the moment nothing happens when you click on a club but I should get to that tomorrow. I'd definitely say we've made good progress: www.irishastronomy.org/ifas/members.php

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12 years 7 months ago #41047 by dave_lillis
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Definitely !
Looking forward to seeing the completed first go of this.
With the basic principle working, it shouldn't be hard to modify/polish it up if needed.

If you had casually put "astronoy clubs ireland" in google or something similar, you would have found us, proves the point you only find what you go look for.

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12 years 7 months ago #41049 by ftodonoghue
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Definitely !
If you had casually put "astronoy clubs ireland" in google or something similar, you would have found us, proves the point you only find what you go look for.


And for "astronomy club ireland" Ifas is first and Kerry is number 2. 8)

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12 years 7 months ago #41054 by Frank Ryan
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Excellent work!

I may have missed some of this discussion but are the
little club icons going to be hyperlinks to the
various clubs pages?

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12 years 7 months ago #41056 by dave_lillis
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Definitely !
If you had casually put "astronoy clubs ireland" in google or something similar, you would have found us, proves the point you only find what you go look for.


And for "astronomy club ireland" Ifas is first and Kerry is number 2. 8)

:oops: I put that in the wrong thread :oops:

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12 years 7 months ago #41057 by voyager
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Excellent work!

I may have missed some of this discussion but are the
little club icons going to be hyperlinks to the
various clubs pages?


They are going to do something .... just not 100% sure what .... I have a few ideas and will experiment today.

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