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Signature Map

Postby bstig60 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:20 pm



I hate to sound "dumb", but WTH? I have noticed on several peoples signatures a Map of the US and Canada that they can modify to show where they have traveled on their GW... Where do I get that and how do you modify it and add it to your signature. I am assuming you use Paint or something like it to color in the states/provinces. I appreciate any help.


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Re: Signature Map

Postby MikeB » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:41 pm

Try this site.. http://www.visitedstatesmap.com/

Or this one http://www.epgsoft.com/VisitedStatesMap/ Probably the easiest to use.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby bstig60 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:11 pm

Thanks, that will work very well. The epgsoft one seems the best.

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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:14 pm

Yaeh, I thank you also. I went the site after you recommended it. Take care.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby MikeB » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:28 pm

Cool! I'm happy to help.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby dingdong » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:28 am

bstig60. Looking at the map you posted. I'm curious. How did you ride all those western and mid western states and miss Colorado?
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Re: Signature Map

Postby Pam » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:15 am

How do you get Canadian Provinces to merge with the USA map???

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Postby bstig60 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:25 am

dingdong: I'm just lucky, I guess....... Ha! Since I live out here, I ride CA and NV quite a bit. 2 years ago, my golfing buddy invited me to his place in Park City, UT for a week to play golf. So I rode the GW. Fun! My aunt's graveside service was to be held in WA the Monday after I left Park City, so I rode up across ID,OR and into WA for that. Then came back home across OR again. About 3000 miles total. Last year I took a trip east that crossed thru 15 states and 5 National Parks. So I added AZ, NM,TX, OK, AR, MO, KS, IA, NB, SD, WY, and MT to the mix. Trip was 5500 miles. That's how I missed Colorado. On this years trip I plan to add about 15 more states and will probably still miss Colorado.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby seelyark1 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:48 pm

When I was in the Marine Corps, I got to a lot of the states and several countrys. Traveling across the country when we got married and stationed in California let us hit a few more. When I got out of the hospital and discharged, we decided to see how many National Parks we could visit while returning to the east coast. Also the Busch Brewerys. ;) How to sit in a bar at 8 AM and be legit. :D She had lived in upstate NY, and I was from Fl. I was discharged from San Diego, so we went up the west coast to Washington then headed East. We were following the first snowfall, so places were really beautiful as there were no foot prints in any of the snow. Heading for Mt Rushmore, we were going to go to Denver after leaving Yellowstone. Got into some real snow, and they said that to go to Denver we had to have chains, which we didn't, so had to bypass Colorado. :( As it turned out, Colorado was the only state that we didn't get to go to in our travels. Hope to someday make it yet. BTY we were neighbors when we were kids. In 1954. I got the best of this deal! :D
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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:48 pm

Sorry to be so dumb, but how do I post my map now that I made it? If I put it as my avatar I lose my GarFonz pic.

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Re: Signature Map

Postby bstig60 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:53 pm

I just attached mine when I want to post it. But I believe you can add it as a signature picture in your profile.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:11 am

Thanks Bill. That is what I did once but will see if someone comes up with the solution for it to be automatic.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:42 am

Yep, you need to put it in your signature. Click on your name, select Users Control Panel, and then the Profile Tab. This will put you where you can edit your signature. That should get it done for you.

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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:58 am

Thanks Viking! Ride Safe!
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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:05 am

Ok Viking this is a test and only a test. If it were a real message you would have been told where to hide........LOL :D
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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:50 am

I don't know what is going on with the map. I thought I attached it correctly but it just reads out the string. Any ideas?
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Re: Signature Map

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:54 am

where exactly do you have those map gifs loaded? You can use an image link to photobucket, or to those pics uploaded into your albums on this site. The link you have has to point to an available spot for it to display.

I do like your tag line about veterans. Are you one? If so, thank you for your service to your country. I served mine.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:12 pm

Yes sir, US Navy Vet. Spent 6 years, 2 of which were in Vietnam on River Patrol Boats.
I want to thank you for your service also! Canada is a strong ally and I have met some of your servicemen. Great ambassadors for the Country.

I gave up on the map, tried all kinds of different things. JPEG and Photoshop. No luck. I will try adding as an attachment and see what happens with this reply
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Re: Signature Map

Postby dtrider » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:55 pm

I just added one to mine. I still need to make some changes since the image is coming out larger than I wanted, but what I did was:

* Go to one of the previously mentioned sites and generate a "VisitedStatesMap" image.
* Download this image to your PC.
* Go to the 'Member Pictures' area on this site and upload the image into your personal area. You'll probably have to create a new gallery if you haven't uploaded any images before.
* Once you have uploaded and saved the image, go back to the gallery and select the image. This will display the image, along with a text box at the bottom with the HTML code for the image. Copy this text, then edit your signature and paste it in there.
* Save the changes to your signature and viola - the map shows up on your postings.

BTW: I would also like to say Thank you for your service. I was Coast Guard during the late 70s, so I missed the action in 'Nam and the like. Did have to deal with a few drug runners though.

My son-in-law is a plank-owner for the Riverines - the current reincarnation of the river patrols. He did three tours in Afghanistan. He has a few interesting stories to tell - as long as my daughter isn't in the room.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:14 pm

I think running down drug runners would be quite a job! If I was young enough to enlist, that is where I would go. Thank you for your service also.
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Re: Signature Map

Postby rindalleer » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:47 am

Thanks. I always wanted one too. My middle son just got his motorcycle license a few weeks ago to go on his first bike trip with me. Mission accomplished: about 3,600 miles, 5 states, 11 days, broke down only once, 2 major rainstorms in Montana, 107 degree weather in Redding California, new GoPro mount on Wing, many memories yet uncounted!





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