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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Jamie Z, Jun 10, 2012.
Thanks to all responsible for putting this together!
Just a quick update: We are over 98% up-to-date!
The Tent Space maps are now virtually 100% up to date.
For those curious, we define up-to-date as less than a year old.
It's been a big job. When we started back in May, there were upwards of 1200 Tent Space offers. As I mentioned previously, a vast majority of those offers were old. Up to six years old in many cases.
In the course of the Double Check project, over 700 people responded to us to confirm their existing Tent Space offer. We've removed right around 500 (five hundred) Tent Space offers where we were unable to contact the inmate who made the offer in order to confirm the information. (Sadly, a good many of those are from people who are apparently still active ADVrider members, but never responded to our repeated private messages and emails.) On the other hand, most of those 500 were from people who hadn't visited ADVrider in many months or years and those Tent Space offers were clearly outdated.
Another 100 or so members have made new offers in the past few months, giving us just over 800 active Tent Space offers from around the world. It's really pretty amazing.
Big thanks to the many hundreds of people who responded to our messages, updated their posts, and in many cases told us how fun it has been to host other inmates.
Also thanks to the Double Check volunteers who have been working to get the maps up to date.
Thanks to the Tent Space founding fathers, Geode, Johnny Drunkard, The Dude Himself who started this whole thing.
Thanks to stevejonesmo, who was the catalyst by creating the Tent Space maps in his spare time and putting all the data together.
And thanks to Canadian Drif10 who has the oldest Tent Space offer, posted on July 4, 2006 and updated as recently as six weeks ago.
If you've got space to put up a traveling rider for the night, now is a good time to put your name on the Tent Space List.
I never got an email or PM and I see my listing is gone. There are three others in the area. Was that too many?
I'll look into it and get back to you.
I saw you made a new post in the Tent Space Sign-up thread. That would have been my suggestion. I'm not immediately sure what happened to your other post.
Your location will be on the map soon! Thanks.
Hobbes, I looked through all the deleted posts in the sign-up thread and didn't find one from you, and I have no record of you in the Tent Space database. I'm really not sure what may have happened.
In any case, thanks for signing up (again). You're location will be put on the map. There's never "too many" in an area.
Thanks for all your hard work. I have yet to use any of the tent spaces offered, but always think of it when we are on a trip to have as a backup plan.
Jamie, this is excellent work! Thank you!
Thanks for the effort. Tent space is a valuable resource.
Soooo I just found this .... And its been over a year since anyone has posted in thus thread. How up to date are we still?
I.plan on using some spaces this coming summer for the first time. Can't wait to meet some of you FFs
All entries are verified as current at least once a year by JamieZ and his merry band of volunteers.
The map which displays the data:
Just go to the map post and select "View in google maps". The date of the latest update is always listed on the left pane. It's rarely more than a week or two old -- as close to "real time" as is practical.
Every map update reflects all additions, deletions and moves.
Thanks for all your efforts on this Jamie Z and friends. A valuable service for sure. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR