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#1 NJBill

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:52 AM

Has anyone else seen the change in the coverage circle info panel?  The repeater freq. and PL info isn't there any longer.  I haven't seen any info in the forums as to this change and why.

 

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

Bill, the website is undergoing some tech upgrading as one of Rich's on-going, long term projects.  While I can not directly speak for Rich, if you have any concerns or questions about main site features, click on Rich's name at the bottom of the main website page and send him a memo.  Your direct contact with Rich would be faster than if one of the Mod's here does the same thing and then gets back to you.

 

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

I see the PL's if they are listed.

I like the new look and feel of it. its faster on my machines than it use to be.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:23 AM

Long story short, I got fed up with waiting to get around to a whole site redesign. The site is so old it needs an update badly but I don't have the time required to redo the whole thing from scratch. So I took a shortcut for now, and updated the map feature. Over time I will add to this map, so you can filter the results to better suit the search you're interested in. The long-term goal is to turn the map into the whole website, you can search, view, contact owners, add repeaters, and update your profile from that one page. This will take some time, however, because I will need to update the backend server software that makes much of the magic happen (which will make the site many times faster).

 

By focusing on the map first, I was able to get something out with a quick turnaround and you may see tweaks to it as I see areas of improvement. Feel free to provide feedback. The slowest part of the map loading process is the loading of repeaters because the server/database is the slowest piece generally. 

 

Since I haven't formally announced the new map and its features, here's a short list of what's new:

 

  • Fullscreen map that makes browsing many times easier whether you're using a desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
  • Mobile-ready HTML5 map page -- header collapses to a dropdown making navigation easier. Animations may be slow on mobile devices, but anything modern should work quite well. Fine tuning will happen over time.
  • Map is completely rendered on the browser, the only dependency on the server is loading the repeater information from the database
  • If geolocation is supported and you allow mygmrs.com to access your location, the map will load centered on your current location so you'll see the repeaters in your immediate area, not the entire country. Right now, we do not store your location using GPS. We do use your IP Address to estimate the city and state you are located in for traffic reports. Any website using an analytics service is storing this rough location information about you and is not considered a privacy risk.
  • Coverage circles are hidden by default (you're welcome California users), just click on a marker and the coverage circle, if available, will appear.
  • Selected marker will bounce so you can see which one was selected, especially useful in a dense area where you may have clicked on one of several markers.
  • Info window is much more refined, and shows more information about the repeater including description. If you are not logged in, you will not see the Frequency and Tone information, and a warning banner should appear on the bottom of the map asking you to log in if you'd like to see this information.
  • Clicking on the repeater name in the info window popup will take you to the old-style repeater listing. Here you can report the listing or request permission from the owner to use the system as before. Eventually this will be available all from the new map.

 

So just make sure you're logged in to the regular site before going to the map if you want to see Frequency and Tone info. Let me know if you have any positive or negative feedback!


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:15 AM

All members here who use the main website may wish to go over the info that Rich has provided above   /\

 

This thread will be pinned at the top of this posting area for easy reference.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:41 AM

Ok, I see the difference, and why some of the replies here weren't making any sense to me.  This is the first time I have gone to the map from the main page.   I had been checking out repeaters that have been updated through the weekly email notification.  Going in that way it is the old 3/4 screen map with a different info panel.  John E said he saw PL,s and I even tried different browsers, till I found the other way.

 

Thus my confusion.

 

Thanks to the moderators, administrators, and Rich for a great site.

 

 

Bill.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:55 AM

Glad that you got it sorted out, Bill...

 

Thanks for your postings and Welcome to the Forum.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:56 PM

I made an improvement to the load time of the icons. Rather than waiting for all the repeater details to return, I'm only returning the barebones info needed to render the map. When you click on a marker, the rest of the information such as the rules/description are fetched from the server on-demand. At least on my PC, I see a big improvement in how long it takes the map to initially render, but I'd like your feedback.

 

In case you see any errors or strange behavior, try refreshing the page a few times (pro tip: if you know how to clear your browser's cache, please do so as this will ensure you have the latest version of the map available).

 

More improvements will be on the way.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:03 AM

For those using Firefox who don't know how to clear the cache it is easy.

 

Go to History at the top of your browser click and select Clear Recent History, A window pops up. Click the Details Icon that opens a drop down menu and there you can select anything you want cleared. I believe cache is selected by default but if not you can click the check box and the click Clear Now and it will clear out everything that was marked with a little green check. Other browser’s now days use a very similar set up to this for clearing History, cookies, and the Cache.


 
 

 


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:40 AM

Just a note about FireFox...

 

If you do go into the History drop down menu, you will see a check box for deleting "cookies".  If you check that box, you MAY have to re-register at Banks, Credit Unions and Credit/Debit Card company websites when you try to access your account.  With cookies deleted from those types of account websites, the next time you try to log in, their server will not recognize you.  It may be a good idea to make certain that the "cookies" check box IS NOT CHECKED when you hit the "Clear Now" button in that drop down menu.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:33 AM

Just a note about FireFox...

 

If you do go into the History drop down menu, you will see a check box for deleting "cookies".  If you check that box, you MAY have to re-register at Banks, Credit Unions and Credit/Debit Card company websites when you try to access your account.  With cookies deleted from those types of account websites, the next time you try to log in, their server will not recognize you.  It may be a good idea to make certain that the "cookies" check box IS NOT CHECKED when you hit the "Clear Now" button in that drop down menu.

I just want to say, Good Call Gary... :D


 
 

 


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:34 PM

I notice that sometimes the "coverage circle" is shaded a different color. Sometimes It's shaded green, sometimes red. The same repeater.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:30 PM

green means repeater is listed as active, red means it is down for repair. but many listings have not been updated in quite some times.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:36 PM

Okay. I thought that, but, wasn't sure. Because the circles seem to change from red to green and back multiple times a day as if it were an error.

 

Edit: Just noticed a circle being green again. It was red an hour ago when I made the first comment.

 

Edit: Huh. Yeah, red again fifty minutes later. Ah well.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

Map appears to be broken. Even though I am logged in, I get an error message advising me to "Login..." sad.png

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Hmmm, I just tried again and it seems to work again! Curious...

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:59 AM

Oh, yeah. That's happened to me a few times, too.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:29 AM

Map appears to be broken. Even though I am logged in, I get an error message advising me to "Login..." sad.png

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Hmmm, I just tried again and it seems to work again! Curious...

I was having this same problem. I just stopped looking.

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