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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by VtBlackDog, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog Been here awhile

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    of course I have a mac and can't use google earth.....can anyone out there download some photos and e-mail them to me?

    a few places on my wish list:
    woodstock, vt
    quechee, vt
    lincoln,nh
    kangamangas highway,nh
    conway,nh
    plymouth,vt
    unity,nh
    :norton
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  2. cmit37

    cmit37 Adventurer

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  3. photojojo

    photojojo This space for rent!

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    But it is available for a mac on the Google Earth download page
    • [SIZE=-1]Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=-1]CPU: G3 500Mhz[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=-1]System Memory (RAM): 256MB[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=-1]Hard Disk: 400MB free space[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=-1]Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec [/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=-1]Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=-1]Screen: 1024x768, "Thousands of Colors"[/SIZE]
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  4. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist Supporter

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    Yep! I'm a Mac dude and have Google Earth right handy on my desktop.

    BTW, I've noticed that they're making improvements as far as the ares that are displayed in high resolution. My town was just outside the high-res area around Atlanta, but recently the west side of town is high-res.

    Oorah!
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  5. helixblue

    helixblue Daredevil Clutz

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    I too am a Google Earth addict on the Mac. I use it to plan trips, share them with friends, and then mark up the routes I took for historical sake (Trip around Allatoona this Weekend: http://toadstool.se/files/kml/trips/Trip%20to%20Etowah,%202006-07-23.jpg)

    The Google Earth Version 4 beta's have been a pretty good improvement if you haven't tried it out. There is also a Linux download if you swing that way.

    Every few months Google gets new maps from their satellite provider. In June there was a huge map update that really has rocked my socks. I still have a hard time telling between gravel roads and light-grey roads, which makes planning trips with my frightened cruiser buddies a pain. :cry
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  6. waterboy

    waterboy Adventurer

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    Make sure you are on OS X not an earlier 9.2+. It won't run on 9.2
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  7. Phloodpants

    Phloodpants Freelance subversive

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    Incidentally, did you know you can export your Garmin tracks in Mapsource to Google Earth?
    [​IMG]

    Except you can't do that on a Mac because you can't run Mapsource. Never mind....:lol3
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  8. helixblue

    helixblue Daredevil Clutz

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    Yeah, it's sad that MapSource still requires Virtual PC or other virtualization software to run on a Mac. That's actually a sore spot for me :cry. There is hope though!

    Google Earth 4.0 can directly import waypoints, tracks, etc. from your GPS. :dealOtherwise, there are plenty of third party solutions such as LoadMyTracks that will happily download your tracks and export them as a KML for Google Earth. Likewise for Linux.

    If you're interested in automating the downloading of tracks and exporting KML's, take a look at GPSBabel.
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  9. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog Been here awhile

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    wiping away tears....Yay!

    I had forgotten about this thread, and just found it again.....

    THANK YOU!

    ...and now, on to plunder! :super
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  10. Double Phister

    Double Phister R4ND0m_Ax3

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    I just figured this out yesterday while reviewing some of my tracks. Anyone know of way to color code the track based on the speed?
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  11. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog Been here awhile

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    It worked!
    now, to hide in the darkness in front of the computer for a few days...:rayof :wings :wave
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  12. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer Supporter

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    Look for painted stripes. Not 100%, but better than nothing.
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  13. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer Supporter

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    Absolutely - I have an 18 day KMZ file of daily tracks on my June trip inna Alps. Super being able to re-ride it.
    Lessee - there's where I fell off and broke two ribs, there's the hospital in Berchtesgaden, There's the Gasthof that I laid up in for two days feeling sorry for myself...
    An then, another 15 days and 4,500km of riding. You can only feel sorry for yourself for so long ;-)
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  14. gunny_usmc

    gunny_usmc Semper Fi

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    Actually there is a great program for Mac's {I use a G4 i-book} give macgps pro a look, very good. I've had good luck with it so far.
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  15. helixblue

    helixblue Daredevil Clutz

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    Hmm.. this would actually be fairly easy for me to program, if the .kmz/.kml that is generated has time-data in it. If someone e-mails me a .kml (thomas-at-stromberg.org) that was generated by a GPS, I could see about writing a web-app to color-code it tonight.

    My GPS doesn't come in for another week, but I am interested in having this feature as well. :freaky
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  16. Double Phister

    Double Phister R4ND0m_Ax3

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    message sent.
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