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    Default *NEW FEATURE* Google Maps Integration

    There is now the ability to embed Google Maps into articles and forum posts. These can be used in any posts on the forum and are ideal for use in the Trip Reports and Essays or the Interesting Behaviour, Locations and Sightings sections of the forum.



    The maps are fully interactive so you can drag them around, zoom in and out or turn on or off map, satellite or terrain views. To insert a map into a thread, click the MAP button on the editor interface (not in quick reply).

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    This will insert the [map][/map] code into your post. Then just enter an address or location in the middle of the code.



    For example, to get the following map, I used this code... [map]Mulga Street, Seacombe Heights, South Australia[/map]




    If you want a map for a location that doesn't have an address, the easiest method is to open Google Maps, drag the map to the location and zoom level you wish to display, choose what options you want on, like Satellite, Terrain or Map view. Then click the link button and copy and paste everything after the http://maps.google.com.au/maps? part of the link. Now paste it between the [map][/map] tags.

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    If the full link is: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=-34.095032,140.107613&spn=0.118699,0.259037&t=h&z=1 3&vpsrc=6

    Your code should look like: [map]hl=en&ll=-34.095032,140.107613&spn=0.118699,0.259037&t=h&z=1 3&vpsrc=6[/map]


    Then your map will appear like so!


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    Thanks Richard. That's pretty neat. Looks easy to add, just did to my Triple header - Silvereye shot. Cheers

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    Excellent new feature. Keep up the good work mods!
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    A very handy added feature to Forum. We're members of caravanersforum.com, it works a treat on that, particularly with recommended camping locations & trip reports. Great Work!
    Cheers Keith & Judy



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    RIch is a legend
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stowe View Post
    RIch is a legend
    I second the motion. Plus great work by all who manage the day-to-day tasks for the site.
    Cheers,

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    Seems like a great idea Guys, hopefully I can work out how to use it

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    Yes good idea and thanks again to those who keep the forum running.
    Kind regards Trevor.

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    Yeas Rich is definately a legend this forum would't be half as good without him!
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