Creating threads on a map (Google Maps, OpenMaps ...). Idea for potentially very popular extension.

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Tobias Claren
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Creating threads on a map (Google Maps, OpenMaps ...). Idea for potentially very popular extension.

Post by Tobias Claren »

Hello.

I'm surprised that there seems to be no extension that allows you to put a pin on a world map and open a thread there.
You do not have to create categories and subforums, just put a pin on the map and write a thread.
Every visitor should be able to do that too.

This extension / portal would be extremely flexible.
For example, for information about restaurants, free swimming lakes, barbecue areas, free fruits, good places for communication guerrilla etc ..

You can also retrofit it for many existing forums.
Many existing forums have topics that could benefit from such a feature.

Is there such an extension / portal? If it does not exist for phpBB, is there such a thing for another forum script?


Thanks...
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Re: Creating threads on a map (Google Maps, OpenMaps ...). Idea for potentially very popular extension.

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Ummm... So you really just mean Google Maps?
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Re: Creating threads on a map (Google Maps, OpenMaps ...). Idea for potentially very popular extension.

Post by david63 »

Tobias Claren wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:53 am
Is there such an extension / portal?
For phpBB not that I have seen
Tobias Claren wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:53 am
If it does not exist for phpBB, is there such a thing for another forum script?
You will need to ask at the other boards but I suspect not as the last time I looked Google Maps had changed their T&Cs (they are always doing that) to make it almost impossible to do what you are asking without incurring considerable cost.
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Re: Creating threads on a map (Google Maps, OpenMaps ...). Idea for potentially very popular extension.

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Why "incurring considerable cost"?
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