[OhQP-mail] Update to Planned Operations Page...

Kenneth Silverman kenny.k2kw at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 15:48:45 EDT 2011

Hi Tim,

Tim we all appreciate your web support!

73, Kenny K2KW

On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 3:23 PM, K9TM <k9tm at buckeye-express.com> wrote:

> There was a note string earlier this week that I found curious as it
> challenged that the OhQP web site is somehow not close to "state of the art"
> because a map of planned operations was not available.  After looking at the
> cited examples from the note string, I found that the examples were what I
> would term static maps.  They were created by humans by hand and posted into
> web pages by humans... all by hand and at the timing and discretion of a
> human.  I had provided a similar map product in 2009 for OhQP but found it
> too time consuming to be practical for the time I have available.
> The OhQP web page is one of the only QSO Party web pages I could find that
> allows the planned operations information to be dynamically collected and
> available without human intervention to generate the web pages.  I don't
> want to belittle any other QP's efforts (we're all doing our best with what
> we have) but I think that automatic pages are more "state of the art" than
> manual pages.  If any other QP folks are tuning in, I'm happy to share how
> to do this to help your QP if you are interested (it's a huge time saver!).
> I was only able to find one other QP (other than OhQP/MiQP) that had the
> ability to collect info and publish it in a table without human
> intervention.  I was not able to find a single QP that had the ability to
> collect info and publish it in map form without human intervention... until
> now!  I have done some work over the weekend and now the OhQP planned
> operations page also includes a map with the counties colored in depending
> on if there is a planned operation or not.
> In the future other things can be added to the map but for now I have other
> items to work on to keep the OhQP/MiQP moving and will not be able to add
> additional features to the map until next year.
> I've altered the existing 2011 Plans page to include the map at the bottom
> of the page.
>  Hope the addition of the map helps in planning your operation for OhQP.
> 73, Tim K9TM
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