Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.
Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.

I geolocate

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the strange sentences and the funny mistakes that could gave been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here PetitesBullesdAilleurs.fr

  Between Two Journeys

That's it. My little bubbles are "geolocated". Now each of my articles can be found on a Google Map!

It's beautiful, geolocation

I love cards. There are three on the walls now in my room ... A huge world map over the bed, Thailand in front and the Philippines on the left. Like that, I travel while sleeping. Dreaming of my next departures.

It's the game, my poor Lucette!
It's the game, my poor Lucette!

When I am fixed on a destination, I do not like anything so much as to draw my future itineraries, to imagine my points of fall, to mark the roads to be borrowed, the crossings to make, the overflights to accomplish. Like a reminiscence of my children's games ...

Did you, like me, draw fake pirate cards and imaginary treasure island shores when you were little girl or boy? Having the world today as a virtual playground is even more exhilarating.

Since there are interactive maps, geolocation tools, virtual maps like Google EarthI enjoy it. How to say ? There is something terribly exciting about zooming in on the coast of Borneo, then seeing the island of Sipadan appear, then the pontoon, the famous dock where the diving boats dock. Until the day, when, finally, we contemplate it with his own eyes ...

Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.
Zoom on the Sipadan pontoon.
The pontoon of Sipadan, in real life! Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The pontoon of Sipadan, in real life! Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The pontoon of Sipadan from another angle. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The pontoon of Sipadan from another angle. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.

I do not know if you're like me, but these new geography toys on the web give me a mild dizziness.

Installing GeoMashup

It's been a long time since I was looking for a way to integrate one, which suits me, in this blog. (For those who use WordPress, I used the plugin GeoMashUp, which I do not yet master all the subtleties ...

I tested: in principle, it works under the latest versions ofInternet Explorer, Firefox, Safari. You just have to wait a little while the card appears, depending on the speed of connection.

[geo_mashup_map map_content = "global"]

All of my geolocated posts are gathered on a general map, which can be found in my section Maps and Itineraries. Voila. Geolocation is done. It remains for me to resume the thread of my travel stories!

Go, to give yourself courage, in the heart of the winter greyness, two last small photos of Sipadan, full of turquoise water ...

The beach of Sipadan. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The beach of Sipadan. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The island of Sipadan, seen from the sea. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.
The island of Sipadan, seen from the sea. Malaysia, Borneo, July 2009.

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  Between Two Journeys

  1. Totally agree on the poetic power of the cards 🙂

    Where is the planet?

    Do you know if we can integrate a "route" function that is to say a list of points on Google Map retracing a route or a trip, it could be added to the homepage?

    Have a nice day Master WordPress 😉

    Fabrice

  2. It's beautiful geolocation 😀
    For the general map, it is very small. You should put a link below to make it appear in full screen in a Shadowbox frame 💡
    When it comes to drawing cards, I like you, drawing fake pirate cards and imaginary treasure islands when I was a little boy
    Teenager I even drew very well the "cards of France" at night, according to my mother ...
    Yes, Corinne 😳
    You're right, this is not the place 🙂
    I know, I will not do it again 😕
    100 lines 😡: Ok ➡

  3. @Fabrice: Friend of geographical poetry, good evening! The planet is at the beginning of the post, so you have to go back to the top! (Interesting your remark, for the ergonomics of navigation: I will perhaps also add it at the end of post, suddenly.)
    The route function exists on Google Maps. So from the moment it is possible to integrate a Google Map on a blog, nothing is opposed in principle to insert one containing a route.
    🙄

    @Manta: Yes, as you know, I've been thinking about it for a while ... I was looking for a way to do it automatically, using Google Maps. It's a good start !
    The next trip? It may be in March. But I'm still sure of nothing. If this is to be done, it will most likely be Thailand or the Philippines.
    8)

    @Alimata: I take note of your suggestions for the general map, I will study that.
    And I can not believe that the Furry Troll is back, in full crisis of adolescence, pretending to be an innocent friend of the poetry that would have kept his child's soul! Station: next time, it's straight to the corner, among the "unwanted", copy spam lines not flattering to the anatomy of gentlemen. No but!!!
    😈 😆

  4. Hello Corinne, I had a hard time also more than a year ago to set up the GeoMashup on A World Elsewhere, we both talked about it on my blog, remember?

    It works very well, you'll be happy too, it's easy as soon as we managed to configure as desired.

    By cons I chose to display my cards directly under each end of article and under each photo on my photo gallery, I like my readers do not have too many actions to do to get a result. They are not all as "addicted" to the functioning of the web as we are ... I always take my mother as a lambda tester to see if an innovation works or not!

    🙂

  5. @Alain B: Have a nice trip!!! 😉
    @A World Elsewhere: Hello Marie-Angel, yes, I remember now that you talk about it ... It was time that I put the geolocation in my turn, I who loves these geographical gadgets. I did tests, and hesitated, indeed, to place a map directly in the foot of post, as you do on A World Elsewhere. In fact, I find that it slows a little the display of my pages, since I already have a lot of images and illustrations in my theme ... But I will perhaps rehabilitate all that. And my parents often play the role of "testers", I admit!
    🙄

  6. Excellent, it makes really good! I have to test.
    I love maps too, but I still have not found the perfect tool for tracing routes (often, gmaps can not find certain destinations). I saw that yours are also drawn "hand". Maybe the ideal tool does not exist yet ...

  7. @Corinne: Do not be unhappy with the result ... 😉 For itineraries, like you, I'm still not very happy with the Google Maps tools. My "hand drawn" cards are more readable, I think.
    To test: UMapper (even National Geographic uses it).

  8. Here is an interesting plugin, I am currently on it, but I'm RAME ❗

    Who would have good fins to reach the goal with GeoMashUp ❓

  9. @Bizut: Yes, it is interesting this plugin, but it has the effect of being a bit like a gas plant. At the time of the last update, my pretty little map display was not working anymore. Without understanding why ... I did not conduct my research beyond and I reinstalled the old version, which for now works as I wish. I did not have time to put my nose back in, so there were not really any ways to help you. Good luck !
    🙄

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