SPOT HELP - Regional Map

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by s1marks, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    <IFRAME height=550 src="http://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=45&lat=46&lon=-119&zoom=6" frameBorder=0 width=1000></IFRAME>

    The above is a map of the Pacific Northwest region with the SPOT location of inmates who have signed up with spotwalla (free service) and joined the ADR riders location page.

    If you want YOUR SPOT location marker to show up on this map along with all the other inmates, go to the following webpage for instructions on setting up your spotwalla account and joining the ADV Riders spotwalla location page.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633556

    My hope is that there is enough interest in this that we can get all regional SPOT users on this map and in the future, if inmates in the region need help, a coordinated response can be handled (much like the help recently provided to xymotic). If you think this is a good idea and could be a useful tool please sign up with spotwalla, the more local inmates we have signed up the more useful this is likely to be.

    Cheers S1
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  2. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    That is sweet!
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  3. ID650rider

    ID650rider MC enthusiast

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    Agreed - WAY cool! just be careful with what information you put up there if you're worried about big brother.:evil
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  4. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    Spotwalla has 2 featiures which minimize security risks.
    The first is that you can choose which types of messages you want posted to the MAP page I posted above. You can post HELP, Custom messages, OK Messages and Tracking. If you are going to post HELP messages you need to post at least one of the other 3 so that other inmates can see that help has arrived and you don't need further assistance.

    The 2nd feature is that you can restirct ANY messages from being posted for a particular area (the size of which you get to choose). With this feature you can protect your home address by making sure that messages from say 'within 2 miles from home' are never posted to the map. You can also protect things like your work pace, your granny's house and houses of ill repute.

    S1
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  5. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    Thanks S1, this needs to be a sticky..
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  6. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    Thanks Biped. I agree this would be a sticky if folks would actually sign up for it. Funny, imates will pay $100 for a SPOT (or therabouts), $100 per year for service, maybe an extra $50 for Tracking, but the FREE stuff that could really make the thing useful........:scratch

    S1
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  7. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    Okay, I'm signed on and will show up as "CAM".
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  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I'll do it!!
    Is that like, "hold my beer and watch this?"
    Just lemme finish my RR before I take on another internet project.
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  9. HondoTX

    HondoTX Rode hard. Put up wet.

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    I am in no position to help, but he sent a distress signal today. Is anyone on that? Wallowa National Forest Road 4260

    <TABLE class=text-small cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Date:</TD><TD>2012-06-15 13:05:43</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>TZone:</TD><TD>America/Vancouver</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Coords:</TD><TD>45.78964, -116.73683</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Bearing:</TD><TD>0° N</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Source:</TD><TD>SPOT</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Type:</TD><TD>HELP</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    09. Broken Down or Bike Damaged. Send Truck+Ramps+Strong men/winch to come and haul me and my bike out of here
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  10. HondoTX

    HondoTX Rode hard. Put up wet.

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    Stand Down. He just sent an OK message.
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  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Thanks, we took cate of it. It was another rider with him that had broken down on the way to Dug bar. Brian at the log cabin took his truck and me and Crossthreaded went with him to assist.

    All is well.
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  12. Strega

    Strega Black is a color

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    If you're a SPOT user, don't forget to get yourself signed up on WhereAmIRiding.com so you have an easy to remember link for your family and friends as well as an extra set of 'eyes' on you while you're riding. SPOTWalla is also a great resource to see everyone that's opted in all at once.

    Check THIS guy (LeiPar) out, started in Finland and he's gone through Mongolia and in Southern Russia near Babushkin at the time of this post.
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  13. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    Way to go guys.
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  14. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Mark, been meaning to sign up for this. The discussion on the SAR thread makes this very timely.
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  15. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler. Super Moderator

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    Seems there are some people who want to revive this and put their name in the pool. I hope it helps anyone who needs it.
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  16. Ed

    Ed Which way did he go?

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    I've been using the spot service for a couple of years and had an inactive spotwalla account. Just added myself to this. I think it's a great Idea.
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  17. Deanman

    Deanman Wannabe Adventurer

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    I just recently activated my new Spot gen 3 and joined the location page. Pretty cool use of the technology.
    I've also set up a Spotwalla account, and agree it is a better way to manage the Spot data than the page at findmespot.com. I also signed up for the assistance list, so I think my bases are pretty well covered.

    Thanks to all who thought this stuff up and volunteer their time to make things better for everyone:clap
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  18. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Been here awhile

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    Done! User ID Sp3.
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  19. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    Signed up too, this is very cool!

    "WW"
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