transferring from Google Earth to Mapsource

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Midnightventure, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Midnightventure

    Midnightventure -

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    I like to find interesting spots on Google Earth. I can write down the coordinates and transfer it to Mapsource but I was wondering if there is an easy way to transfer directly to Mapsource like I can transfer from Mapsource to Google Earth.
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  2. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    Save your stuff in Google Earth as a *.kml file format, then use GPSVisulaizer/GPSBabel http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/ to comvert the *.kml file format to *.gpx or *.gdb file format.......then just open it in Mapsource.
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  3. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    Not looking to open a MS/BC discussion, just providing information.
    If you are using BaseCamp, you 'should' be able to read the .kml (or .kmz) file directly.
    -ceej
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