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Discussion in 'Site News & Games' started by Ben Ruset, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Ben Ruset

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    Hi -

    Just a heads up, I'm going to be doing some work on the site that will require me taking it offline for a few hours. I'm not exactly sure when that will be (it'll be within the next few days, I imagine) but if you try to go to the forums and see that they're shut and/or not responding, don't panic.

    I'm working on migrating all of the NJPB sites to a new, more modern, and secure server.
     
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    Okay Ben. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Ben Ruset

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    The forums are up and running in their new home. The other stuff (www, maps, etc.) haven't moved yet.

    Let me know if you run into any problems.
     
  4. Ben Ruset

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    Maps are moved, but I just noticed that the USGS topo maps aren't working anymore.
     
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    Thank you for your time and hard work
     
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    That is new.
     
  7. Boyd

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    Just a wild guess, but should this

    http://server.arcgisonline.com

    Be https instead?
     
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  8. Ben Ruset

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    Yeah, that seems to have done the trick.
     
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    I have about a dozen of their CD states and used to use them for my Magellan but use either Mobac or SAS download to make maps for the Magellan now.
     
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  11. Boyd

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    Are e-mail alerts working Ben? Didn't get any from a private conversation today, although that was a bit inconsistent in the past too.
     
  12. Ben Ruset

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    They should be working, although I'm having to relay mail through a new service. I've been getting mail from the site.

    Edit: Looks like mail to @comcast.net was failing and mail to @icloud.com was having problems too. I made a config change but it may take a little while to take effect.
     
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  14. Boyd

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    They are using arcgis software, but if you’re talking about the scanned paper maps, they come from the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection (same source I used for the my historical topo maps)

    National Geographic TOPO! was a commercial product based on USGS maps, with shading added to the mountains. It was “seamless” for use on a computer but the historical topo’s are individual maps with collars