Jump to content
  • Sign Up
 

Soul Map Upgraded - New Features and Improvements

Soul Map Upgraded - New Features and Improvements cover

Just a shout about the latest upgrade to the Soul Map feature

Quite an extensive upgrade ...

1. New Marker Groups 

Map markers are now grouped, opening up this feature for many uses.

SoulMap markers can now be viewed and added into these various marker groups

  • Members location - Integrated with Profiles (only one per member)
  • Venues - Current 
  • Venues - Historical
  • Labels, studios etc
  • Record Shops

These groups can be expanded so if there are some groups that you may think be useful additions then just let us know

 

2. Members Locations Markers Now Integrated with Profiles

The members locations are now integrated with the Profiles location field

eg if you enter an location on your profile (location setting) then it will also be picked up and added to the SoulMap automatically (if found) at the same time.

This has been done for all active members account with a location entered - you may need to check your own as it is an automatic process and so subject to errors if location details not clear

This has meant that there are now 4000+ active members location markers now showing in the Soul Map


3. All members can now add locations to any of the groups directly

All members can add their location plus any other markers. 

To add you just follow the 'browse to markers' link and then the  'add marker' will show in the top right of every marker list page

 

4. Future

Now this is in place it means the next wave of improvements will include more direct Event Guide integration and more

Links

Can be found via the top menu under SoulMap

Soul Map

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/membermap/

Browse and Add Markers

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/membermap/markers/

 

Screenshots

The Main Map Page

mao-screen.jpg

 

Marker Groups Page

marker-groups-page.jpg

 

The 'Add Marker' Links

marker-add.jpg

 

SoulMap Feature Link

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/membermap/




  1. 7 Day Lovers

  1. Article Comments

Forum Activity


Members Comments

Recommended Comments

I'm a Gypsy.  I divide my year (every year) in five locations:  The Netherlands (4 locations: Oude Niedorp, Leidschendam, Veldhoven, Nijmegen), Denmark (Allerød), Germany (Munich), USA (Los Angeles), Canada (Winnipeg).  I'm never more than 3-4 months in any one place.  So, I can't be represented by your map. But, then, I rarely participate in any events these days.  So, maybe it doesn't matter.

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

The map has a  problem......

I checked out my home state, Ohio, in the US, and was surprised to see that the map shows 12 members here from the modest sized city of Mansfield, OH about 70 miles SW of Cleveland. Checking their profiles, I see that they were not from Mansfield in Ohio but Mansfield in England! Which makes a lot more sense....

So, something in the program needs to be added to distinguish countries/states/counties, etc. Just about every state in the US has a city named Springfield.....

Edited by George G

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, George G said:

The map has a  problem......

I checked out my home state, Ohio, in the US, and was surprised to see that the map shows 12 members here from the modest sized city of Mansfield, OH about 70 miles SW of Cleveland. Checking their profiles, I see that they were not from Mansfield in Ohio but Mansfield in England! Which makes a lot more sense....

So, something in the program needs to be added to distinguish countries/states/counties, etc. Just about every state in the US has a city named Springfield.....

yep the automatic import of profile locations has thrown a fair few odd things up like that where given single locations (such as town names)  goto a different country than you would expect

as the profiles were just a simple text entry theres no way the import feature knew what country 

cheshire is another one, and yorkshire also goes to usa , perth is another wtih  australia perth being first in line, then there's odd stuff like 'soulville', 'up north' etc etc that didnt convert well

if people put cheshire, united kingdom, or cheshire, usa then it takes

but as members check and rectify their locations and as am going thtu  the locations myself as  time allows ..

then it should be a ever decreasing thing :thumbsup:

 

 

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, mike said:

yep the automatic import of profile locations has thrown a fair few odd things up like that where given single locations (such as town names)  goto a different country than you would expect

as the profiles were just a simple text entry theres no way the import feature knew what country 

cheshire is another one, and yorkshire also goes to usa , perth is another wtih  australia perth being first in line, then there's odd stuff like 'soulville', 'up north' etc etc that didnt convert well

if people put cheshire, united kingdom, or cheshire, usa then it takes

but as members check and rectify their locations and as am going thtu  the locations myself as  time allows ..

then it should be a ever decreasing thing :thumbsup:

 

 

ok have cleaned up a lot of the problems that cropped up with the import of profiles and  town names  

still ongoing so it will help if you do check your own location and if it needs it then give it a quick edit

plus if you do spot any other ones then please let me know 

thanks

-----------------------------------------------

 

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites


Comment now!

Comments are members only

Sign Up

Join Soul Source - Free & easy!

Sign up now!

Sign in

Sign in here.

Sign in now!

Related Soul Music Links



×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.