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Old 08-25-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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SPOT HELP - Regional Map



The above 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.

If you want 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

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.

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Old 08-26-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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That is sweet!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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Agreed - WAY cool! just be careful with what information you put up there if you're worried about big brother.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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Agreed - WAY cool! just be careful with what information you put up there if you're worried about big brother.
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.

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Old 08-26-2011, 12:07 PM   #5
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Thanks S1, this needs to be a sticky..
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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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........

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:38 PM   #7
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Okay, I'm signed on and will show up as "CAM".
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:13 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #9
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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

Date:2012-06-15 13:05:43
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09. Broken Down or Bike Damaged. Send Truck+Ramps+Strong men/winch to come and haul me and my bike out of here
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #10
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Stand Down. He just sent an OK message.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:46 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #14
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Mark, been meaning to sign up for this. The discussion on the SAR thread makes this very timely.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #15
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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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