What else do I need to replay my route on google earth?

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by Philip Green, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Philip Green

    Philip Green Guest

    I have a pocket pc, gpsdash and a gps receiver.

    I have completed a trip that I was logging with gpsdash to a .nmea file.

    Now I would like to see my route projected on to a map. What would be the
    best package to install for this purpose?
     
    Philip Green, Aug 4, 2007
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  2. It depends on the exact format of your file but you shoudl be able to
    use he execllent tools at GPSVisaulizer to generate a Google Earth
    comaptibel file, see:
    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert
     
    Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld.Com, Aug 5, 2007
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  3. Philip Green

    Philip Green Guest

    In message <2007080508160350073-darren@pocketgpsworldcom>

    Thanks for that tip. The file saved by GPSDash was usable by gpsvisualizer
    although they couldn't show an image at that scale (my trip was too short)
    and it wasn't worht looking at after zooming out far enough for it to match
    the available imagery.
     
    Philip Green, Aug 6, 2007
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  4. Philip Green

    pemo Guest

    similar question-
    using magellan meridian and saved .wpt files, can they be viewed on google
    earth or virtual earth? can four waypoints representing property corners be
    seen on a satellite /Arial map by google virtual earth etc...
    thanks in advance
    pete
     
    pemo, Aug 23, 2007
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  5. Not sure what format Magellan's .wpt files are in but GPSVisualizer can
    handle many formats:

    <http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert>
     
    Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld.Com, Aug 23, 2007
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  6. Philip Green

    as+gg07 Guest

    as+gg07, Aug 23, 2007
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  7. Philip Green

    pemo Guest

    thanks to the both of you for your replies. both links work but i'm
    disappointed in the resolution of the google map.
    waypoints and tracks are visible but when zooming in to a level that
    displays the extent of the 40 acre parcel the google image is blurry and
    pretty useless. i can get a better view of the property in question from
    virtual earth. most of the usgs sat. images are better as well however they
    are older and don't show the improvements to the property and the timber
    trails so the image must be before 2003. however it is satisfying to know it
    can be done. now i need better images.
     
    pemo, Aug 23, 2007
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  8. The resolution varies a lot from region to region, not a lot we can do
    about that. To get better resolution you'd need to buy in mor detailed
    satellite or more acurately aerial photography for your area (the
    higher resolution mapping is not satellite photography).
     
    Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld.Com, Aug 27, 2007
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  9. Philip Green

    pemo Guest

    understood. virtual earth has a great view of the property. timber trails,
    tent platform, pond, stream, trees and rocks, etc..
    what i'll try to do now is get the waypoints onto a copy of that map.
    thanks for the reply.
     
    pemo, Aug 27, 2007
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  10. Philip Green

    Gordon Hamm Guest

    Oziexplorer will display your waypoints and tracks on Google Earth. If
    your gps is a
    handheld like the Garmin Etrex or 76 or similar from other Mfg. you can
    download the waypoints to the program.
    OziExplorer supports most of the popular handheld gps receivers.
    Once the waypoints or tracks are downloaded on on a map, click on
    Save/Export to Google Earth. Check
    what you want to Export and click on View data in Google Earth.
    OziExplorer will start Google Earth
    and show your data.
     
    Gordon Hamm, Sep 12, 2007
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  11. Philip Green

    darius Guest

    Maemo mapper generates on-the-fly a track (route) already projected on
    to Google Earth/ Google Maps map
    in real-time.
    There is no need for any conversion and a use of third party software.
    Excellent solution.

    Darius
    route projected on to a map.
     
    darius, Sep 12, 2007
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