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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:26 am    Post subject: Put a map of the states you cached in on your profile... Reply with quote

I have seen a couple of profiles out there with a map of the USA and the states the user has cached in pointed out in red. I decided to peek at it myself and found the process to be relatively painless.

Go to this URL: http://www.world66.com/myworld66/login

(an account is required but they do no email verification so I suggest not giving them any real email address for spam avoidance purposes).

Then after you register go to this URL: http://www.world66.com/community/mymaps/visitedStates

(click on the states you've visited and then select generate map. It will then give you the HTML to add to your profile page. I suggest only using the first section
Code:
<img src="http://www.world66.com/community/mymaps/visitedStates/statemap?visited=CTGAILINIAKYMNMONYOHPASCTNWI">

Some of you saavy ones might be able to figure out how to do this w/o the login or even visiting the page. YMMV.

See my profile here for an example: http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=610908e7-971b-41ec-9e79-53b01f3422bb
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I like it. I'll have to try and see if this not html qualified cacher can figure out how to do it. So far I've been very unsuccessful in adding anything other then plain text.

Well it worked for me. Got the map generated and added to my profile.

Note it did say that it would send an e-mail activitation to the bogus e-mail address I submitted. However, I just went back to the log in and logged in with the user name and password I submitted and it let me in.
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pogopod
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or try this.

http://douweosinga.com/projects/visitedstates
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: Put a map of the states you cached in on your profile... Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
Code:
<img src="http://www.world66.com/community/mymaps/visitedStates/statemap?visited=CTGAILINIAKYMNMONYOHPASCTNWI">

Some of you saavy ones might be able to figure out how to do this w/o the login or even visiting the page.


I just added this to my profile. Although your example is in alphabetical order (actually it's not - the states are but not their abbreviations), you can apparently specify the states in any order you like (like WI before MN although I don't know who would put WI before MN...)
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Buzzygirl
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

E-Z enuff... 'tho I can only put a grand total of 2 states in my profile. I haven't even visited any Wisconsin caches!
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one and 650 caches. There are more???
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
I have one and 650 caches. There are more???

hehe. A few of the states that I have cached in include only 1 or 2 caches... TN = 1, SC = 1, NY = 1, CT = 1 -- I don't care to keep thinking w/o food/caffeine Smile

I just wish that the Western Wisconsinites would keep filling that side of the state with more caches. I've almost exhausted it over there Wink
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fsu*noles
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen those maps on people's profiles, but I've never really liked the way they look. I do like the one mtn-man uses on his (profile) page, but it's not as easy to set up. It is, however imho, cleaner and much more attractive...what do you think?

-Ken

Alternate map site:

http://monarch.tamu.edu/~maps2/

Expanded picture from mtn-man's profile:

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fsu*noles
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to mention, another thing I liked was the ability to use more than one grouping, a'la the following test run using my own stats. What can I say, the kidlets are napping and I'm bored! Wink

-Ken

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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice find FSU*noles. Now if I manage to go to any other states and cache I'll have a nice map of them.

On a side note, I liked the fact you could also shade via counties in minnesota. Same idea as the national, but on a more local scale. Here's a rough guesstimate on mine.

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