User talk:Kundrt

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Hi Kundrt, thanks for your contributions and also for inciting me to fix the top left :) guaka 00:34, 29 October 2011 (CEST)

Hi! I thank you for this hitchwiki, it's simply great! And I should start to do something here earlier... -Kundrt 16:54, 29 October 2011 (CEST)

Na Benzině za Prahou

Tak jsem si tě našel ;-) Ano, jsem to já, takový ten co tam s vámi stál na Benzině za Prahou. Nakonec jsem odjel cca. deset minut po vás s luxusním přípojem téměř bez čekání až do konečné destinace. Rád jsem tě poznal, snad se ještě někdy někde potkáme. Bude-li čas a chuť, můžeme se po tvém návratu klidně někde sejít. Hodně štěstí během současné cesty i těch budoucích ;-) --Xkomczax (talk) 22:08, 16 January 2013 (CET)

Ukraine

I hitchhike long distances in Ukraine at least three times a year, and I agree with the previous wording on the Ukraine article that it is rare for drivers to expect money. Sure, it happens, but the vast majority of drivers know what avtostop is: a way for backpackers to move long distances with no money. The word you use, "often", does not at all accord with my experience. CRCulver (talk) 13:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

I've had less than 10 rides in UA, and they were short, but I was not asked for money. Ukrainian Wikipedia article on hitchhiking does not mention that paying for a ride is common in UA. --Fverhart (talk) 20:02, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care, I asked my friend who hitched with me there and not so many drivers wanted money actually. Just my memory made it worse. We hitched around 740 km in the south (that was my worst hitching experience, reading hitchwiki page later was like wtf?) and 360 km in the west (that was much better). But still at least 3 drivers (out of 15 maybe) wanted money, one agreed to take us for free and then was really rude at the end. So I disagree with previous version: do not be surprised if you are occasionally asked for money from drivers. It is rare, but it does happen. Would you guys agree with: do not be surprised if you are sometimes asked for money from drivers. ? It's definitely not often nor rare. Kundrt (talk) 17:22, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello!

Thank you for the little changes in the Slovenia page! Hope you had a good time hitchhiking around Slovenia:)

Greetings from Slovenia!

Flags

Hi Kundrt,

You should be able to use the .svg flags, they are automagically pulled in from Wikemedia commons. See for example the Country Summary on one of my log pages.

  • Flag of Drenthe.svg (of course the idiots at Wikimedia Commons don't use consistent names...)

Prinoblog, talk 21:29, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Your map - highliting your map with red drawing

Hi Kundrt. Thanks for a very useful pages. Happy for your courage to travel by hitch - hiking. We love this kind of travel but would love to have some kind of a map tracking our yourneys and we just love your one. How can we proceed, please? --Mik013 17:30, 16 August 2016 (CET)

Hi. I think that Kundrt isn't very active anymore here, let's see! Your question inspired me to figure out how he made this map. One way to log your trips is on www.hitchlog.com. It's a kind of hh diary which is quite nice. Check that site. And now for the map Kundrt made. It's made in Google Fusion Styles and the input is a KML file. This means you need to create a KML file with your trips (lines) in it. There are different ways to do it, this is how I did it. You need: Google Earth, Google My Maps, Google Drive and Google Fusion Maps. All of these are for free, the first is an installable program, the other are webbased services (or websites). In Google My Maps you can draw lines. In the past the number of lines was limited to about 18 or so (if you drew more, My Maps would not always display them all). You can save your map in Google Drive. Since you need to draw more lines than fit in one Google My Maps map, you need to make more, so name them wisely. E.g. I draw 15 lines in each map, and save them as "hitchhike trips 001-015", "hitchhike trips 016-30" etc. If you have drawn all lines and saved everything, you can export each individual map "as KML" from Google My Maps. You can load these KML files in Google Earth, which allows you to save all of them (merged) as one (big) KML file. You need then in Google Drive to add Google Fusion Tables app. The way to do this is explained here https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2527132?hl=en&topic=2573107&ctx=topic Once you have installed the app to Google Drive, you can start Google Fusion Tables app. When you do this, you will be prompted to "Import new table", this is where you choose the merged big KML file. Pfew!!!! It's not so easy and a lot of work.. obviously but the result looks slick. Thanks to your question, I found this all out, and I just created my own cool map: https://fusiontables.googleusercontent.com/embedviz?q=select+col2+from+1kkhyp-UjobDola_820_lqlhlRrNJ164qbpfSrucX&viz=MAP&h=false&lat=51.28058058188785&lng=14.601520124999979&t=1&z=5&l=col2&y=2&tmplt=2&hml=KML How much work was this? Well, it took many hours / days to draw the 369 lines in my map. It took an hour to save, copy, merge, save and import everything... Note, my map contains my trip until 09.2006, or about 35% of my total mileage --Fverhart (talk) 01:57, 17 August 2016 (CEST)
Hey Mik and Frank,
I don't use internet that much nowadays (and don't hitch that much either) but I plan to update map and some HW pages during winter.
That map at my profile I made almost exactly how Frank described. But it used to be much easier before Google screwed maps. Now it's really limited. I also added one or more columns to Fusion table and deleted some useless columns. And it added extra work to it, now I'd have to convert all kml files from Google Maps or Google Earth to my kml file with colums exatly like in my Fusion table before uploading it there.
Then I touched Fusion table's limitation, you can see it when you zoom out my map (I think it can show max. 100000 points or something.). So I've found CartoDB. It works better and seems easier to understand styling the lines, add a legend etc. See my map there: https://kundrt.carto.com/viz/34469d1c-688b-11e5-88b5-0ea31932ec1d/embed_map But it also has some limitations. And it probably changed name and pricing (no free account anymore?).
I want to add my bike + train trips to the map, so I will search for simple and not limited solution. I guess I'll have to use free javascript library (leaflet or something else) and create simple website for it. And I plan to buy gps tracker, I guess converting gpx from it will be much easier than drawing lines by hand. --Kundrt (talk) 14:58, 25 August 2016 (CEST)