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We’re the people behind Canalplan AC which has been used for planning canal routes since 1981

5 days ago

Canalplan AC

On page adverts is the main income stream for Canalplan - it pays for server upgrades, etc and buys us a few beers from time to time. Unlike some sites which refuse to work unless you whitelist them on your adblock software we decided that if you want to hide adverts then that's your choice.

But it is kind of depressing when you know that there have been 18,815 page loads today (using 600MBytes of bandwidth) - but only 278 advert page views leading to just 4 clicks.
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5 days ago

Canalplan AC

Does anyone ever use the "Places from Facebook" feature in the Gazetteer?

The reason we're asking is that the code has stopped working as FB have changed the structure of the data being returned so slowly the data is vanishing.

So we're going to have to recode it but if people don't use it then we wont bother and we'll just pull the feature from the gazetteer
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6 days ago

Canalplan AC

Beta site has been upgraded to PHP7.2 - will keep an eye on it for a couple of days before upgrading the main site. But it all seems to be working without any problems ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Canalplan AC

If you notice any odd things happening with bits of the site such as the boat listing or the stoppages area this is down to us upgrading to PHP7.2 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

Responsive layout starting to look good.

Ignore the bright colours they are simply there to help us work out layout issues.

So the wide one is basically what we have now on standard browsers. The tall thin one happens when the "view port" is less than 700px wide.

Still quite a way to go yet in that there are various plugins which produce stuff that is too wide and has hard coded styles but......
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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

The Grantham Canal and the Derby Canal are looking a lot better than they were in terms of details ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

Most of us might have finished boating for the year - so it's an ideal time to upload your photos to Canalplan and also to contribute to Canalplan in other ways by editing and updating information on moorings, towpath access etc. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Tried to add new place, using both beta and main site using Chrome and no joy. Is it me or the new map system ? ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

Getting printable maps out of the new framework has proved really rather difficult indeed.

I've got a system working that takes the maps already generated in the itinerary on your computer and sends them to the server to be incorporated into the PDFs.

I think it's just about working but it needs testing across a wider range of systems than mine. So please visit:
beta.canalplan.org.uk
plan a route and generate a PDF and see how well it works. Comments here or bug reports when it doesn't please!
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3 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

As part of the conditions of using the map tiles we have to "publish" our own tile data. So we are writing up details on how we use the tiles and also how we configured our tile server to serve up the combined tile sets. ... See MoreSee Less

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