Don't worry about being OCD, as we have a map that looks very similar. Except that ours is about schools (and a real paper map because putting stickers on the computer screen is just stupid isn't it), and we made stickers for each of the top 60 public primary, and private primary schools (with their ranking on each, with both in the same color, but with the private schools having a small "p"), then we added the top 25 high schools for public and private, again in the same color, with "p"'s for the private schools. This allowed us to visually see where the schools were that we were willing to go to, since we wanted to be close enough to walk/bike there. It worked for us, and we found where we are going to live based on the school areas, but the only problem now is that the adelaide map we bought was the only one left on Amazon.com, and now it has 170 stickers on it, and we can't read anyhting about street names or suburbs. If only there were a way to do this kinda thing on a computer.....................Hmmmmm.
I just re-read this, and realized that there are 2 types of people who will read this post, the ones who will go "WTF is he talking about?", and the OCD ones who will go "well, that's a fine way to do it, but it would have been better if..."
See you all in October!
Hi Kerry, you will be pleased you chose Adelaide over Perth......Adelaide City has so much more to offer, in fact Adelaide itself has alot more to offer
and is more accessible than Perth. My husband and 3 children moved out here 7 years ago. We had a choice to move to another state but have chosen
to stay in Adelaide for now!!! It is very exciting....Enjoy the ride!!!!
Seriously, have a go at google maps. I got the idea from my job, where I use a programme called Autoroute Express to plot locations of customers and plan driving routes. Only trouble was, it covers only Europe, so I turned to Google. I know it'd mean you'd have to re-plot your "stickers" but at least you could get rid of any schools you originally plotted but have now ruled out and you'd be able to access your map from any computer, anywhere in the world! Also, you wouldn't obliterate the street-level info. Happy mapping!
Originally Posted by USA soon just SA
I love the map. I am an OCD person, I will investigate that. I am a secondary maths teacher too, I will be looking for a job for the start of the 2013 year, I will let you know how I get on. We arrive in Adelaide in under two weeks :) can't wait!
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Arrived in Adelaide 3/8/12
Ah 7 years that's good to hear u ar all obviously happy there!! I do feel glad we have choose Adelaide just felt right for some reason! Perth did worry me being a bit isolated! We are all getting very excited now! Just when u think of all that needs doing sorting and research etc it's a bit much,just to do one thing at a time is all we can do I suppose! It's just nice to be over the shall we shan't we not knowing weather to go for it or not,where as now it's we're going!!! Did u find your children settled well and settled ok at school? Kerry x