Peak Popularity MAP

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Peak Popularity MAP

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:20 am

To provide a more visual representation of peak popularity, I've added the following page. The page is dynamic and pulls data from the Peak Popularity area of the Peak Checklist Statistic page and generates a map using that data. For now, I've just broken it down into 4 colors (crowding groups) and just divided the peak popularity list into 4 sections. Not too scientific, but it does give a fairly good graphical representation of 14er popularity.

Peak Usage Map

This map ties to the Peak Usage page that I created a while back.
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby Kojones » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:30 am

You like your job, don't you....

That's pretty sweet!

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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:33 am

That's pretty cool. Should we expect the crowds to descend on Columbia after they see this?
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby SnowDevil » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:44 am

That's nice Bill!

I'm a stats guy and that's good information.
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby bergsteigen » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:58 am

Awesome! =D>I only have the less popular ones to go! Makes me feel better planning my next trip.
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby rob runkle » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:32 am

SnowDevil wrote:That's nice Bill!

I'm a stats guy and that's good information.


Me to; stats guy! And, I love this stuff.

Great Job Bill...
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby Athos791 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:46 am

Thanks for adding this Bill! It seems like a really cool feature!
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby conradical » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:48 am

Bill~

Looks like the links from the Peak Useage Map to the page for each peak aren't working right. For example, when I click on Challenger from the Colorado 14ers Map, I get this:

14ers.com/photos/peakmain.php?peak=Kit%20Carson%20Peak

The page comes up correctly.

When I click on Challenger from the Peak Useage Map, I get this:

14ers.com/php14ers/photos/peakmain.php?peak=Kit%20Carson%20Peak

Along with a "Page or Image Not Found" page.

I had to take off the beginning of the URL's to keep them from being truncated. Looks like "php14ers" is the issue.

Go idea for the page though!

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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby Andy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:43 am

That's cool Bill.

What technology do you use for your mapping? Is the map dynamic? Are your little icons placed by coordinates? To do similar stuff via google maps I use a php class written by Monte Ohrt, but I'm always interested in learning about other cool technologies (particularly open source ones).
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:47 am

Hi Andy,
Yes, the images are dynamic. With the PHP GD module I'm using Image functions to merge the little colored peaks into the master image. So, on the peak checklist page for example, I'm just checking the persons checklist record and then walking through the peaks and plotting the small, colored peak images onto the map using coordinates stored in my DB.

Geeky but effective.
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Re: Peak Popularity MAP

Postby drniven » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:31 am

Bill,

Great feature and by the way - this is one awesome website!

I have yet to hike a 14er, but I hope to rectify that situation at the end of August when I come out to Colorado.

I never really thought about hiking up the 14ers, but I found this site this past year and now I find myself checking out this website every day to read the forums.

Thanks to you and everyone who shares information on the forums.
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