TGOC 2012 Interactive Route (The 3 Stooges)

This is our intended TGOC route for 2012 
Well read on for a bit obviously. The first bit explains what a pain in the arse it was getting the map to work on blogger.

I was hoping to make it interacactive and I have now, but I had a number of technical issues.

Firstly Blogger insisted on putting a  2mm  frame round each map segment, which made it look bloody ridiculous.

Then when I finally tried to publish it after the preview worked just fine, I started getting an http server error on the maps.

I am now investigating why this is with the technical folk at OS open source mapping.
I think the silly grid lines is a blogger issue, although there is a solution below.
I thought it was to do with the image frame, but I have now added some css stuff to stop that on pictures and it still does it on their bloody interactive map.

IF, I ever get a resolution from blogger,  then I will publish how it should be done on here.

I have had a response from OS Opensource though and they say that the iframe solution is the one that they recommnd, so there you go.

And as you can see I have the solution which places the OS map that needs to be sited on another site, in an interactive frame works.

See Interactive frame below ………… 
(It was iframe idea initially from Alistair’s comment  NICE!)

You can View/Download a PDF of how I did it from HERE

The map above is interactive.
Use the controls or mouse and scroll wheel to scroll the map and also to zoom in and out.
You can go to 1:25000 beyond that you lose detail.

Below is a static map of the route. (you have already seen this on Alan’s Blog)

If you click on this link BELOW you will be able to jump to a bigger version of the interactive map on my other site.
Once there, you can use the mouse to scroll the map, and also zoom in and out down to 1:25000 scale

It is a not completely accurate and some bits
will change with the weather, BUT it is definitely accurate enough!

OK, the last day is seemples, and we are finishing at St Cyrus (again) but heh, look at the rest of it!

The route is courtesy Alan (BOSS MAN) Sloman
and the other two poor sods who are doing it are Myself and Dave Wilkinson.

This is Dave’s first and a pretty harsh intro it is too. 🙂

If the map above does not work for you then


Julian Sas – Looking For a Friend Full Version

2 thoughts on “TGOC 2012 Interactive Route (The 3 Stooges)

  1. It looks like you've got a good route planned!

    I too had trouble getting OS OpenSpace to work in my blog initially, but I managed to resolve it eventually. However given that was around 2 years ago, I'm struggling to remember exactly what I did! It's not perfect now as once I got it working OK, I stopped tweaking it!

    I display my maps using an iframe within my blog and I seem to remember that I had to define the size, margin and frame border in the css section of my blog's html template.

    Regarding the http server error, I too had these when I first started and when I changed my domain name. After checking that I was using the correct OpenSpace API key for my new domain, I found that the only way I could resolve it was to completely clear my browser history and cache.

    It will be interesting to hear what Blogger and the OS say about this issue…

    Good luck!

  2. It seems everyone but me has taken two steps backwards…

    I had exactly the same problem when I tried OS open Source mapping – I ended up with incredibly thick blues gridlines all over the shop.
    So, I abandoned it and waited to find someone who *had* done it properly, so I could ask them!

    So – sort it, please!

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