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s1marks 08-25-2011 10:33 PM

SPOT HELP - Regional Map
 
The following is a map of the Pacific Northwest region with the SPOT location of inmates who have signed up with spotwalla (free service) and joined the ADR riders location page. Details for how to do this are found in this thread;....NO EDIT....Let me re-pharase that.....If you wwant YOUR SPOT location marker to show up on this map along with all the other inmates, go to the following webpage for instructions on setting up your spotwalla account and joining the ADV Riders spotwalla location page.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633556

<IFRAME height=550 src="http://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=45&lat=46&lon=-119&zoom=6" frameBorder=0 width=1000></IFRAME>

My hope is that there is enough interest in this that we can get all regional SPOT users on this map and in the future, if inmates in the region need help, a coordinated response can be handled (much like the help recently provided to xymotic). If you think this is a good idea and could be a useful tool please sign up with spotwalla, the more local inmates we have signed up the more useful this is likely to be.

Cheers S1

If anyone is interested in creating one of these images (see below), let me know here and I will post instructions. This image gets updated every time I post a new message from my SPOT device (clicking on it will take you to a map showing you where I was when I posted it).
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http://twitsig.com/s1marks.jpg

grinns 08-26-2011 07:14 AM

That is sweet!

ID650rider 08-26-2011 09:11 AM

Agreed - WAY cool! just be careful with what information you put up there if you're worried about big brother.:evil

s1marks 08-26-2011 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ID650rider (Post 16718002)
Agreed - WAY cool! just be careful with what information you put up there if you're worried about big brother.:evil

Spotwalla has 2 featiures which minimize security risks.
The first is that you can choose which types of messages you want posted to the MAP page I posted above. You can post HELP, Custom messages, OK Messages and Tracking. If you are going to post HELP messages you need to post at least one of the other 3 so that other inmates can see that help has arrived and you don't need further assistance.

The 2nd feature is that you can restirct ANY messages from being posted for a particular area (the size of which you get to choose). With this feature you can protect your home address by making sure that messages from say 'within 2 miles from home' are never posted to the map. You can also protect things like your work pace, your granny's house and houses of ill repute.

S1

Biped 08-26-2011 12:07 PM

Thanks S1, this needs to be a sticky..

s1marks 08-27-2011 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biped (Post 16719111)
Thanks S1, this needs to be a sticky..

Thanks Biped. I agree this would be a sticky if folks would actually sign up for it. Funny, imates will pay $100 for a SPOT (or therabouts), $100 per year for service, maybe an extra $50 for Tracking, but the FREE stuff that could really make the thing useful........:scratch

S1

Craig McCurdy 08-27-2011 10:38 PM

Okay, I'm signed on and will show up as "CAM".

Apple Jam 08-28-2011 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s1marks (Post 16728758)
Thanks Biped. I agree this would be a sticky if folks would actually sign up for it.

I'll do it!!
Is that like, "hold my beer and watch this?"
Just lemme finish my RR before I take on another internet project.

HondoTX 06-15-2012 02:19 PM

He needs Help
 
I am in no position to help, but he sent a distress signal today. Is anyone on that? Wallowa National Forest Road 4260

<TABLE class=text-small cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Date:</TD><TD>2012-06-15 13:05:43</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>TZone:</TD><TD>America/Vancouver</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Coords:</TD><TD>45.78964, -116.73683</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Bearing:</TD><TD>0 N</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Source:</TD><TD>SPOT</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD>Type:</TD><TD>HELP</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
09. Broken Down or Bike Damaged. Send Truck+Ramps+Strong men/winch to come and haul me and my bike out of here

HondoTX 06-15-2012 02:38 PM

Cancel Help
 
Stand Down. He just sent an OK message.

Mr. Fisherman 06-16-2012 05:36 PM

Thanks, we took cate of it. It was another rider with him that had broken down on the way to Dug bar. Brian at the log cabin took his truck and me and Crossthreaded went with him to assist.

All is well.

Strega 06-17-2012 01:46 AM

If you're a SPOT user, don't forget to get yourself signed up on WhereAmIRiding.com so you have an easy to remember link for your family and friends as well as an extra set of 'eyes' on you while you're riding. SPOTWalla is also a great resource to see everyone that's opted in all at once.

Check THIS guy (LeiPar) out, started in Finland and he's gone through Mongolia and in Southern Russia near Babushkin at the time of this post.

redpillar 06-17-2012 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Fisherman (Post 18926667)
Thanks, we took cate of it. It was another rider with him that had broken down on the way to Dug bar. Brian at the log cabin took his truck and me and Crossthreaded went with him to assist.

All is well.


Way to go guys.

Scott_PDX 11-06-2013 03:01 PM

Mark, been meaning to sign up for this. The discussion on the SAR thread makes this very timely.

MotoKat 11-06-2013 07:20 PM

Seems there are some people who want to revive this and put their name in the pool. I hope it helps anyone who needs it.


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