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Mar 18, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Project: RCMapy.com - Maps of RC locations


Hi,
please let me introduce RCMapy.com - Where 2 RC, Google maps based online service for RC fans to find best RC locations (airfields, slopes, rc tracks, hobbyshops etc.) all over the world (yes, global ambitions Just check http://rcmapy.com/en/?map=us for US RC locations for example

I will be very happy if You will join RCMapy.com community and share Your favorite RC locations with other RC modellers...

RCMapy.com is my hobby noncommercial project, it is still under development, so feel free to send me request for enhancements, bugs etc. Thank You.
TODO:
- admin section for map editors
- event calendar
- google maps api v3 (iPhone/Android support)

BTW I'm sorry if this announcement is wrong placed, so take my apology...
Last edited by happy_cz; Mar 20, 2011 at 04:36 AM. Reason: URL changed to US map;)
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Mar 19, 2011, 07:40 AM
stuck in ol' Uffni again...
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happy, your's is a humble beginning, but the information in your site likely is correct and useful. Is it possible to get it in English?

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Mar 19, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Hi Dieter,
thank you for response, i really appreciate that.

At the beginning i was also trying to figure out how to deal with multilanguage descriptions, but users made the final decision. Maps of RC locations are made by contributors, which mainly insert places they like and which are in their reach, so i let them write descriptions in their spoken language and translator option was added to RCMapy.com And i tested it on myself, when i was travelling to Poland, i chose locations near my destination and hit Translate I know, that this approach has some limitations, some are easy to solve (wind directions), some not (for example czech description in german map), it depends on the community (contributors, map editors - me etc.) So, You can export RC locations from RCMapy.com, but names and descriptions will be mainly i local spoken language.

BTW Thanks to Bryan there is first US RC location Orlando - Blue Jacket Park
Mar 19, 2011, 04:20 PM
It's just a plane.
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Very cool idea! I've added 3 sites for the Goose Creek/Summerville area of South Carolina.
Mar 19, 2011, 05:03 PM
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I just added about 9 locations for VA...great idea
Mar 19, 2011, 06:02 PM
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I tried to add some sites but found difficulties in doing so. How would I go about properly adding some sites?
Mar 19, 2011, 06:25 PM
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ZackJones,Cabledawg1: Guys, thank You! You made my day

Arkitekt: Please, can You tell me what kind of difficulties do You have? Just e-mail me at marek@rcmapy.com, I will try to help You.

In general, to add a site:
1) Choose a map, if not listed, select World map.
2) Move and zoom map to the location of a site.
3) Click on "Insert" button
4) Click on the map on proper position of a site, new RC location will be added and form appears.
5) Fill in form and hit Save&Close
6) Repeat steps 4 and 5
Last edited by happy_cz; Mar 19, 2011 at 06:31 PM.
Mar 19, 2011, 08:46 PM
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I added a few sites to the south metro area in Minnesota.
Mar 19, 2011, 10:56 PM
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tried adding 3 sites today (2 shops and 1 club field) but when I refreshed the page they were gone
Mar 19, 2011, 10:59 PM
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He has to approve them first. Just keep adding them and he will get around to approving them.
Mar 20, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabledawg1
He has to approve them first. Just keep adding them and he will get around to approving them.
Ah, ok lol.
Mar 20, 2011, 03:34 AM
Sky good, Earth bad!
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Cool, I put in a few for Alaska..
Dak
Mar 20, 2011, 04:59 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabledawg1
He has to approve them first. Just keep adding them and he will get around to approving them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arkitekt
Ah, ok lol.
Yes, I'm trying to check each location/site (positioning, text corrections etc.) to provide min. quality to keep RCMapy.com usefull In very near future I will try to delegate it to local map editors, stay tuned

Thanks to all contributors, keep up the good work! Don't miss great map entry by Jay here Anchorage - Wells Fargo RC flying field (photos included)
Last edited by happy_cz; Mar 20, 2011 at 05:17 AM.
Mar 20, 2011, 07:46 AM
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I didnt know about the photo upload. This idea gets better and better.

Its gonna need a sticky
Mar 20, 2011, 08:27 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabledawg1
I didnt know about the photo upload. This idea gets better and better.

Its gonna need a sticky
I agree, adding the photos of a field is a great idea

happy_cz, have you posted this over on other RC forums? such as WattFlyer, or RCCanada?

Also. is there currently away to edit the entries that we have submitted?


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