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Ways to link to TideSpy pages
Links are of course entirely free, and we're happy to have other sites linking to TideSpy. To make the experince the
best for your visitors when the click the TideSpy link, choose the link type that most suits your site:
A link can be made to the TideSpy site in one of the following ways:
Default map position - You may leave the URL empty apart from the host name (http://tidespy.com) which
means your visitor will see an area of the world centered on a place deduced from their IP address, or the last place visited if they've visited
TideSpy before. Locating a visitor by their IP address can be a little unreliable, so we will display a larger general area.
If your site is regional in its focus, you may wish to direct your visitors to a certain map area. For this, use a URL with the latitude,
longitude and zoom on it. For example, a good view for all Hawaii might be:
http://tidespy.com/?lat=20.7972&lng=-157.8186&zm=7 (Try it!)
The easiest way to make such a URL is to go to the TideSpy map,
move and zoom your viewpoint until it is exactly how you'd like your visitors to see it, then under the Position bar on the left, click Bookmark this
position. The resulting bookmark dialog contains the URL which you can copy and paste into your website's link.
If your site centers on a single place, then you may like the map to appear with a tide graph for the correct place already displayed when your
visitors click the link. For instance, a Honolulu-based website might like to show Honolulu tides, as this URL does:
http://tidespy.com/?place=2928 (Yep, try it!)
To find the correct URL, locate your place on the map and right-click the marker. Click Bookmark on the resulting menu, copy the URL from
the bookmark dialog and paste it into your site's link.
You can instead link to a large single-page tide graph. The link for our Honolulu example would look like this:
To create such a link, either replace the place number in the URL if you know it, or find the place you want in the
alphabetical place index, click the icon to get a full page display,
then copy the URL from the browser's address bar.
Finally, You could link to the alphabetical list of places for your area. Choose the country and/or state
to get the desired list displayed and copy the URL from the browser's address bar.
Of course, it's possible to link to any page simply by copying the URL from the browser address bar.