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A KML Sitemap

This post assumes basic understand of website structures and XML documents.

After finishing my adventure map (map.jacobemerick.com) a few weeks ago, I wanted to share the KML information online for people using Google Earth or Google Maps. A KML document is merely an XML document with special tags…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted July 20, 2009
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Resetting to Subdomains

This post assumes some intermediate understanding of using .htaccess files, mod rewrite, and website structure.

After several months of launching my main website, I took a good hard look at my traffic and Google ranking. I soon noticed some major problems with the way the site was structured and…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted July 17, 2009
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Salmon Trout River

Hogback Falls on East Branch Salmon Trout River

With most of the Salmon Trout River's main branch located in the fabled Huron Mountain Club property, it is hard to visit or enjoy. It has a small watershed and low average water flow, but the location and rugged terrain make this river an amazing and rustic destination for the adventurous

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted July 15, 2009
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Ontonagon River

Ontonagon River near Jumbo Falls

As the largest river in the Houghton area and a distinctive brown hue, the Ontonagon River is a well known river. Many of its branches are simply named as sub names under Ontonagon - West Branch Ontonagon, Middle Branch Ontonagon, etc. With its huge watershed, the Ontonagon is the primary drainage…

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted July 9, 2009
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Distance Compare Class Part B

This post assumes advanced understanding of PHP and some object orientated knowledge.

In my last post, I outlined a basic class that compares addresses by distance. The class returns a sorted, filtered, or single best match from an array of addresses based on a single comparison address. However,…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted June 30, 2009
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Distance Compare Class Part A

This post assumes advanced understanding of PHP scripting and some object-orientated knowledge.

One area of PHP that I haven't had much experience with yet is classes. I have a rough idea of what they do, but after working with a few inefficient classes, figured that they are more trouble then…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted June 28, 2009
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Tick Mountain Hike

One of the peaks near Tick Mountain

Called Tick Mountain by Geocachers, there was a rocky peak on the outskirts of the Huron Mountains that had steadily become a thorn in my side. I first tried to climb the peak with a friend during the winter and was forced to turn around within site of the final climb because of time constraints. My…

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted June 16, 2009
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Yellow Dog River

Bulldog Falls in the McCormick Tract

The Yellow Dog River has recently gained media attention as one of the two waterways endangered by the proposed Eagle Project sulfide mine. This mine would be located on the Yellow Dog Plains near the headwaters of the Salmon Trout River and Yellow Dog River, potentially threatening two pristine…

  • Category Hiking
  • Posted June 8, 2009
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Setting up the Hiking Website

Even though my waterfalls site turned out to be a great way to chronicle adventures through wilderness, it has several areas that are lacking. The biggest area is the Google Maps functionality, which is shaky at best. It can only show the end points and major points along the route, but I didn't…

  • Category Web Development
  • Posted June 4, 2009
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Lake Superior Idea

One of my favorite parts of the waterfall project of summer 2008 was the planning process. Not only did I enjoy scouring topographic maps and satellite photos to find the quickest, safest, or most scenic route, but I also enjoyed achieving different goals; visiting every waterfall along Silver River…

  • Category Personal
  • Posted May 29, 2009
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