dualsportmaps.com - Android App

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  1. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    The dualsportmaps.com website has superior track creating tools to Google Maps I think. At least for what we are using it for. Watch my videos on youtube for instructions.

  2. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Affirmative. Your site actually works better. Got my track created & downloaded to the Droid. All set for riding tomorrow.
  3. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    :clap
    Let me know how it goes over there *I was BBQing at the big rock yesterday*. The only place I have to ride in Atlanta is at the Old Atlanta Prison farm which is adjacent to a police academy. Not the ideal place to ride illegally.
  4. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    Is there a way to display my track as I ride?
  5. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Email sent.
  6. RonMN

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    Not sure if this is the best place or not, but Crafty seems to frequent here :)

    I'm working on Overlays of trail maps in the Black Hills of SD. I have done a couple in the past, but for some reason now when I try and do a single image overlay I get a " 'directory' is not a directory" error for my KMZ.

    I have tried everything I can think of.. I then made a multiple image overlay on Google Earth with 9 maps. This worked fine.. (Right clicked the folder in Google Earth and did "Save Place as.." This is the same I do with a single, but for some strange reason it works fine now.

    I tested this by updating to 2013 maps (again all 9 maps) .. and it uploaded fine.

    I then took a single overlay and put it in a folder like I was doing them all.. but it once again failed.

    Any ideas? Not sure whats going on.

    Ron
  7. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    There is a layer called "Active Log". Turn it on.
  8. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Email me the KMZ and I'll tell you what I know.
  9. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    Can someone tell me how I can make my own map overlays? :ear
  10. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    You start with a map. If it is a JPG that is ideal. If it's a PDF, then I extract the image from the PDF using a program called GIMP. I usually extract it as a jpg at very high resolution > 10,000 pixels on the long side. I then crop off all the crap along the edges that I do not want.

    At that point I have two options. One is to use Google Earth to rectify the image (align it to the globe). I almost always do not do this as Google Earth sucks for this process and is nearly impossible to use with large images that allow the overlays to be useful. Instead, I use a program called Global Mapper to do this which is very good at rectifying large images. Global Mapper then can export directly to KMZ (google earth file) which dualsportmaps.com accepts as an input for custom overlays. Download the overlay to your app and you are done.

    I've done much of Georgia, Arizona, and the Rockies already like this. Having county maps and MVUMs while I'm riding is HUGE and my favorite part of the app.
  11. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    I must be missing how the .kmz's go into the android app. I emailed myself a kmz but it doesn't give me the option to open w/ dsm from my gmail...

    I modify the MVUM in arcgis to make prettier kmzs...
  12. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    You didn't understand my post. You upload the rectified KMZ to dualsportmaps.com's Map Overlays screen and THEN download the overlay to the app from the website through the Settings=>Data of offline usage screen.
  13. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    DSM won't read a .gdb file ?

    Anyone care to convert for me? Tried downloading a converter and bout come unglued. Whole weekend is riding on this file!! Leaving at 6am and no PC all weekend! Help me Oprah Winfery!! Help me Baby Jesus!!

    For some reason it's not showing the other GPX files I have in the tracks folder either. Just switched to a new phone. GS4.
  14. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    email it to me, I'll see what I can do ... craftycoder @ dualsportmaps
  15. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Sent. I hate being "that guy" but yeah. :lol3
    I only load tracks 2 or 3 time a year.
    Should everything still jive after I moved my sd card to the new phone?
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    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    It's working!!
  17. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Once you have the app loaded on the new phone, just download whatever stuff you want on the new phone to it. I have no idea if or how moving the SDCard will help. There is a special Download My Maps menu item on the Search screen so you can get your own stuff fast and easy.

    BTW, the GPX is in the mail and I've confirmed the website can read it.
  18. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Got it on the phone now. Trying to store it on the card. I hit the search icon top right corner and a dozen track show up for the area. 27,000 tiles to go? Not sure what it's doing now.
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    GISkev wwfsmd?

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  20. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    AWESOME!!!!

    Worked great all weekend Crafty. Muchos gracias!!:clap

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