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Robespierre Mar 13th, 2009 07:30 PM

Join the Fodorland map!


o Log on to a Google account (Gmail, AdWords, whatever)
o Click the map URL above
o Navigate to your neighborhood
o Click the "Edit button" - a toolbar will appear on the map*
o Select the second tool button "Add a placemark"
o Release the button
o Drag the "X" to where you want the pointer to be
o Left-click
o Type your Fodor's handle in the "Title" box that points to your placemark
o Add a comment in the "Description" box if you wish
o Hit OK
o Over on the left, hit "Done"

* If you don't see the "Edit" button, you probably aren't logged in to a Google account. This requirement is to discourage nameless vandals from messing up the map.

G_Hopper Mar 16th, 2009 08:20 AM

Thanks for organizing this Robespierre, it's fun to see where folks are from.

Robespierre Mar 16th, 2009 09:00 AM

Glad you like it!

SemiMike Mar 16th, 2009 02:27 PM

Agreed - wonderful idea!

sheila Mar 16th, 2009 02:56 PM

where is the Edit button?

Robespierre Mar 16th, 2009 03:17 PM

At the top right of the lower left-hand panel. Did you see the * above?

pantelia Mar 16th, 2009 04:12 PM

Cool, thanks Robes!

rosetravels Mar 16th, 2009 04:39 PM

Great - thanks robespierre!

Kyliebaby3 Mar 16th, 2009 05:20 PM

Very cool. Thx!

Gardyloo Mar 17th, 2009 08:25 AM


Mimar Mar 17th, 2009 08:45 AM

Added me. Gardyloo, you are close!

monicapileggi Mar 17th, 2009 08:51 AM

I just added mine!

Monica ((F))

monicapileggi Mar 17th, 2009 09:05 AM

PS: How did you create the link? I'd like to do one for my upcoming cruise.


Monica ((F))

monicapileggi Mar 17th, 2009 09:08 AM

Never mind, I figured it out. ;)

Monica ((F))

monicapileggi Apr 6th, 2009 04:56 AM

Hi Robespierre,

Well, I thought I figured it out. I tried to set up a map for my fellow cruise passengers; however, it doesn’t seem to be working. I copied your instructions for them to add their placemark, but only mine shows.

Could you please tell me how you created the fodorland map so I could see what step(s) I might have missed?


Monica ((F))

Robespierre Apr 6th, 2009 07:42 AM

I fear that describing how to create a map would only confuse them. Which step doesn't work?

nukesafe Apr 6th, 2009 10:21 AM

Just a suggestion to those who choose to add to the map; please take the time to type in your general location in the "Title" box. I looked at a number of your locations, and you can see the street map/satellite location, but unless you take the time to zoom way out there is no real way of knowing where you are. Just the name of the town in the title box would make things much clearer.


cocofromdijon Apr 6th, 2009 10:27 AM

I'm happy I already have my town in my screen name :-)
Still not many Europeans, come on!

marisylvia Apr 6th, 2009 11:01 AM

Thanks for this brilliant suggestion, and easy to follow directions.

cubes Apr 6th, 2009 11:01 AM

nice altho don't have a google account yet!

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