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Very cool map.
Mark Nowotarski |
Aug 23, 2009 at 06:40 PM
Hmm, can't find my name on it or several other people.
Aug 24, 2009 at 01:29 AM
Can't find my name either. Hmmm.
Aug 24, 2009 at 03:48 AM
Makes me wonder what database(s) is(are) used to populate the map information.
Aug 24, 2009 at 03:50 AM
The database used is the official PTO nightly database. Email me privately your info and I'll look at the record and figure out why it's not there. ryandurham (at) gmail (dot) com
Aug 24, 2009 at 07:10 AM
The PTO nightly database is at ftp://ftp.uspto.gov/pub/attorney/attorney.zip
Aug 24, 2009 at 07:11 AM
Concur on lack of listing in database, for all three (3) patent attorneys in our firm, plus the other patent attorneys at two other firms in the same building. Our three attorneys are definitely in the txt file identified by Ryan (just checked).
Missing in Houston |
Aug 24, 2009 at 09:25 AM
Can you provide a statistical analysis of how often PAIR is down? The Office needs to quit devoting so much attention to their continuous redesign of their website and work on reliability, which seems to be getting worse over time.
Aug 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM
Missing in Houston: Let me know what the names are so I can work bugs out. The mashup is definitely in beta, so I'd love to get feedback to make it more robust :)
Aug 24, 2009 at 10:59 AM
This map has left out many significant names (including mine). How "cool" can it be?
Aug 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM
Possibly used the wrong database, or else PTO is the problem. I'm in the Attorney and Agent Roster but not on the beta map.
Jeff Spangler |
Aug 25, 2009 at 12:30 PM
I'm looking into the issue of a few missing names. All the names that are "missing" are in the KML files passed to Google Maps, but aren't being listed as a point on the map. I'm not sure why a only a few particular entries are not being displayed, but I'm looking into it. I'm not discriminating against anyone ;)
Thanks for your patience if your name isn't showing up :)
Aug 25, 2009 at 01:20 PM
There's only one person at my firm listed. Is it possible that it is only listing one person per address? Why are some of the pins blue? But my name does not show up on the left either.
Aug 25, 2009 at 01:39 PM
UPDATE: in my testing I've found out that Google Maps has (an as yet undetermined) upper limit on the number of points displayed in a single map. So in more populous states (like CA and VA), a handful of people aren't showing up. I'm working on a workaround :)
Aug 25, 2009 at 02:03 PM
I just exchanged a series of emails with Ryan Durham about the map. As many people have commented there are attorneys/agents missing from the display. Apparently Goggle has a cap on the number of pins in an area and as a result numerous attorneys in heavily served areas, such as California, do not appear so it is inaccurate and misleading. I presume he is tracking down a solution to this problem
Mike Ram |
Aug 25, 2009 at 02:10 PM
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