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jamescook 11-25-2016 07:22 PM

Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
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Hi folks,
after traveling 48,000 miles thru the US and meeting dozens of other Westy owners, I collected a long list of cities and names.

Now I put it all together on a single map. I call it the "Next Westy Map". It is meant to be used on mobile devices. If you allow your browser access to your current location, you can see where you are and where the next Westy owner is. So if you're traveling and see another Westy owner in range, you may call or mail and arange a meeting. We did this 45 times on our two trips and met incredible people! Some of those people sold their Westy, but that didn't matter. For that reason, I keep them on the map as well. They have a Westy icon with the letters "EX" on it. That way you won't be disappointed, when you visit and can't have a look at their van.

I take the protection of private data very serious. The map doesn't contain any data without explicit permission. I also don't want the map to be read by google or other robots. For that reason, I don't post a link here.

I'm happy to send the link to any present or former Westy owner. Just send me an email to nextwesty@djc5.de and ask for it. Find out, if you are already on the map. Without permission, you will just see a blurred icon and no contact info.

Along with the link to the map, you will also get a link to a form, where you can provide your phone-number and email-address, so others can reach out to you if they are close enough. Please don't share either of the links and don't put it anywhere on the internet. Let's keep the spam robots out. Just share these lines, including my email-address nextwesty@djc5.de (this is a forwarder, that I just delete, if I get spammed).

This project is just at the beginning. Please tell me, what you think about it.

My goal is to put all 237 Westies on the map, that have ever been exported by Westfalia. I need your help for that!

Enjoy
Peter

512Westy 11-25-2016 11:34 PM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
Thanks Peter! Nice to have such welcomed support from afar.

jamescook 11-26-2016 05:35 AM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
We have to thank. We visited 45 Westy owners on our two trips and experience a great hospitality. This is my way to say thank you :-)

Peter

PS: please use only the sign-in-form, that I will send you. I need all your permissions on one place.

jamescook 11-27-2016 07:17 AM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
To make things easier, I took away the link to the map from the sign-up-form.

Now I can make the form directly available: http://eepurl.com/cpIEqn

I'll send you the link to the map when you sign up.

Peter

jamescook 11-29-2016 06:18 PM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
I'm still learning, how to handle things with the Next Westy Map.

Now I created a public link to the map: http://nextwesty.djc5.de

This leads to a public version of the map, without any private data. So everybody can check it out live and decide wether to be at part of it or not.
If you own (or did own) a westy, and didn't sign up for the map yet, you can do this here: http://eepurl.com/cpIEqn

All registered owners will get (or already got) an email from me with a link to the private version of the map. This link contains a key to unlock the private data on the map.

Peter

jamescook 03-13-2017 10:15 PM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
Hi
I just added a new entry in Illinois. That reminds me (and you), that there are still many blurred icons of Westy owners, who didn't sign up for the map yet.

Peter

PS: some statistics: we have 51 entries including 3 ex-Westies. And there are 64 blurred icons including 11, that I met personally.

Riptide 03-13-2017 10:49 PM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
Great resource, Peter. Sorry we missed you in CT...

How much does it cost to ship one's Westy from Europe to US each way. Keep meaning to ask...

Pat

jamescook 04-28-2017 12:04 PM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
It's roughly 3000 $ each way.

Robert Foster 04-28-2017 03:50 PM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jamescook (Post 550476)
It's roughly 3000 $ each way.

That's it? Wow!

May I ask how long the transit time was ?

Riptide 04-29-2017 04:52 PM

Re: Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jamescook (Post 550476)
It's roughly 3000 $ each way.

That's about what I figured. So you can imagine the shock I got when I looked into how much it might cost to ship my Westy to Iceland...

$30,000.

Each way.

That was from the one company that apparently has a route from the USA to Iceland...


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