[OhQP-mail] Map of planned activity?

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Tue Jul 26 20:55:42 EDT 2011

"For those who want a map . . . .  , they could install the software 
Alan mentioned and do it themselves if they really wanted a map"

Agreed, but if one person is doing it, why not "tag along" with a link 
to his/her efforts?

On the Illinois QSO Party site, and the INQP site, the maps are updated 
something like once a month for the first few months of "production", 
perhaps once a week in the month prior to the contest, and the day 
before for the last minute additions.

But, just adding a link to the "maps" from people like Alan, N5NA, 
should be very simple.  (That is, if Alan agrees that he'll update the 
map at least the day before the event.)

But, as you say, pointing toward OHQP 2012 for such a feature might be 
more practical.

72/73 de n8xx Hg

On 7/26/2011 8:29 PM, Mike Tindor / AA8IA wrote:
> Although Alan's map is really nice, my personal thought is the layout 
> that Tim has set up looks great and perfectly usable.  I wouldn't 
> recommend that Tim [or whomever else is doing web chores these days] 
> be expected to take on the additional task of creating a map and 
> keeping it updated between now and OhQP 2011.   Using Alan's method, 
> It does require manual intervention by at least one person to update 
> the map each time, and then somebody has to upload the KML file to the 
> website.   Perhaps someone might want to think about the map idea for 
> next year... but for this year I think things are great just the way 
> they are.
> For those who want a map or want to map their mobile routes, they 
> could install the software Alan mentioned and do it themselves if they 
> really wanted a map.
> Just my 2 cents, FWIW.
> Mike / AA8IA
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:16 PM, Hank Greeb <n8xx at arrl.org 
> <mailto:n8xx at arrl.org>> wrote:
>     Alan:
>     Thanks!
>     Perhaps we could have a link to your very nice work on the OHQP
>     web page?,  Or embed the map into a page of ohqp.org <http://ohqp.org>
>     73 de n8xx Hg
>     Operating as N1L/BROWn during OHQP 2011
>     On 7/26/2011 4:17 PM, Alan Sewell N5NA wrote:
>         Here is a map of the planned OH county activations as of today.
>         <http://tinyurl.com/442fe9l>
>         73,  Alan  N5NA
>         On 7/26/2011 1:12 PM, Alan Sewell N5NA wrote:
>             And by manipulating the data a bit on the CH needs web page (
>             <http://www.cquest.com/cgi-bin/flynn/needs.pl> ) you can
>             create a map
>             showing which counties are most needed by the county hunters.
>             <http://tinyurl.com/3gxu42e>
>             73,  Alan  N5NA
>             On 7/26/2011 12:13 PM, Alan Sewell N5NA wrote:
>                 It's actually fairly easy to do using CQ/X de NO5W
>                 which is free to
>                 download from <http://www.no5w.com>.
>                 Here's an example from the 2010 TQP
>                 <http://tinyurl.com/3c7zf86>.
>                 Clicking on a county shows the stations planned to be
>                 active.  You
>                 may have to zoom in slightly for that to work.
>                 Since that map was created Chuck has made some changes
>                 so the colors
>                 indicate the number of stations active in a county.
>                 K0PC did some enhancements to Chuck's work for the
>                 MNQP.  It's now
>                 offline but a screenshot is at
>                 <http://tinyurl.com/3pjtum5>.
>                 73,  Alan  N5NA
>                 On 7/26/2011 11:38 AM, Keith Hosman KC8TCQ wrote:
>                     Theoretically it shouldn't be that hard to do
>                     using something like
>                     google maps and embedding the map into the web page.
>                     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Hank Greeb"
>                     <n8xx at arrl.org <mailto:n8xx at arrl.org>>
>                     To: "Ohio QSO" <ohqp-mail at ohqp.org
>                     <mailto:ohqp-mail at ohqp.org>>
>                     Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:32 PM
>                     Subject: [OhQP-mail] Map of planned activity?
>                         How difficult would it be to implement an
>                         interactive map such as
>                         is on INQP
>                         (http://www.hdxcc.org/inqp/activity.php), or,
>                         not quite
>                         so good, the MiQP (http://www.miqp.org)?
>                         Also, a place to list tentative route for
>                         mobiles on the web page,
>                         so we don't have to sift through this
>                         reflector for such info?
>                         Neither is a big deal - just shows the "state
>                         of the art".
>                         Hg

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