Michigan Windsurfing

Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan

3/22/17:  I'll not be updating the Google map (I'll likely remove it this year), now that US Windsurfing has made their WaterSpotr app available. Please use WaterSpotr and participate in its development; the more locations we add, the better it'll be.


A couple of years ago, I created this Google map of windsurfing locations near Traverse City and the Keweenaw Peninsula (my home territory in the U.P.):
(South lower MI & Ontario have only starting pts.; I've not sailed any places there.)

I'd like to open this to the MI Windsurfing membership for shared editing to cover all of Michigan, plus areas of Ontario adjacent to the Great Lakes. Problem is, I'm sure that I won't have the time to oversee it, and Brian (MW owner) hasn’t time either, so...

I'm looking either for help to manage this, or to find somebody with time & interest to take it over entirely.

While I can't just change ownership of the map to another Google account, I can export the .kml file from which another Google account owner would create a new map, import the .kml file I'd provide, and run with it.

Another option I’d be willing to explore is to create a Google Group with a few, select managers who could then provide editing rights to others and oversee the content, kinda of a self-policing group to ensure the map remains helpful and focused on windsurfing.

Any other ideas will be much appreciated.

Comments? Any takers?


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I'd be willing to help out as part of a group.  I really liked your map when I first came across it and started my own with a handful of launches in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. 


Thanks, Scott. Yours is a great example of what this map is about, i.e., I have little idea where the good spots are in the eastern half of the UP.

I don't know where we'll end up going with this in terms of providing editing rights, but for now, send me your Gmail address either via this site's email or to dave.dalquist@gmail.com, I'll grant write access, and we'll give this a try.

There's a couple of ways to add the sites from your map:

The import info's. a bit dated. It appears that one must add a new layer, e.g., "E. UP," and then import the data into that layer. Once it's imported, you can drag-n-drop the points to rearrange them or move them into another layer, perhaps combining all UP sites into one layer - we can change that later if it's too many.

You can either try this yourself, or send me the export file (.kml). I just downloaded the data from the current map, so I can rebuild it if something goes really bad.




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