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Mapping PI Dive Sites on Google Maps...

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by pakman, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. pakman

    pakman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pittsburgh PA
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    Guys & Gals,

    Penn had did a great job creating individual maps for most of the known dive sites in the Philippines in the now stickied thread above. I think we have the potential to take this one step further...

    I've just started a little project with our local HK dive club to map HK dive sites on Google Maps online site. I was thinking this could have a lot of potential if we could take all the information Penn has collected and put markers on Google Maps for everyone who has an Internet connection could see. For those that are not that familiar with the Philippines, it can be hard trying to figure out exactly where a certain region/ resorts/ dive site is. Putting the site markers on Google Maps, people can zoom in and out to get their references. For those who run dive shops, links can also be inbedded to your resorts.

    Just as a test, I've setup a very basic example using Puerto Galera here. (switch to hybrid view for a more detailed satellite map). It's just a simple test and locations may not be accurate... That's where I need every one's help...:D

    Good Idea? PM me... You can set up as many "collaborators" on Google Maps. Just need to setup a google/gmail account.


    edit: can a Mod correct the spelling in the thread title... "sites" instead of "sits"... silly me...
     
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  2. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
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    i'm in. i'll get my dive sites book from penn for reference.
     
  3. pakman

    pakman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pittsburgh PA
    8,749
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    I've just finished Coron, added a few for Malapascua, Balicasag, Apo Island, Cabilao, and Sogod Bay. I'll leave Anilao to you locals... :D
     
  4. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
    12,451
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    the aquaventure postcard should be enough for anilao. i'll try to do some sites tomorrow. do i have to download software as in google earth? or just go clicking the hell out of the maps?
     
  5. pakman

    pakman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pittsburgh PA
    8,749
    1
    No download needed. But you need to create an account on Google/Gmail. Then PM or email me your new google address/ account so then I can make you a collaborator for the dive map. Then you can go have fun adding markers to the map anywhere on the world... You can even create hyperlinks and inbed photos (say from your flickr account or even from a webpage).

    Here's a quick walk thru
     
  6. chip104

    chip104 Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto
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    Here it is Jon:

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    my mentor told me yesterday that he needs my thesis defense write up in 2 weeks! :11: So it'll be busy for me up until then but I'll try add some when I can.

    I think it's a great idea pak.
     
  7. pakman

    pakman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pittsburgh PA
    8,749
    1
    um Chip, why is that hard hat diver straddling the town of Mabini?
     
  8. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
    12,451
    9
    existing gmail account...jaguirre14@gmail.com

    thanks chipster. that'll do.
     
  9. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
    12,451
    9
    seems he has an itch
     
  10. chip104

    chip104 Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto
    5,359
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    lol! you know, I've never noticed that.... I guess if you think hard enough the peninsula can pass off as a velociraptor?....
     

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