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POI's into Google Earth

 

Hey all, I currently take my POI's and waypoints and drop them into GoogleEarth when I'm setting them up on my GPS unit, so that I can get a "visual" queue on the locations. Sort of a virtual tour of POI's. If any one is interested you can send me your POI's and I can try and do the same for you. I'm playing around with it a bit, gives me an opportunity to shorten my POI list by removing those that I really have no interest in.

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

what file foremat do u save

what file format do u save ur poi's to open them in google earth. im assuming the poi was not made in google.

GooGooGooglyEarth

GPX format. I take the csv files into EasyGPS/ExpertGPS and convert them to GPX, then upload to GoogleEarth. Works pretty well.

I've been trying to map our lake for quite some time, and I've got all of the shoals, channel markers, marinas and restaurants on the main body mapped. I take the output of my GPS unit, dump it into ExpertGPS, then create the GPX file and dump it into GoogleEarth.

Whey you take my tour of Lake Norman, I've gone one step further - each POI has a hyperlink to my site so that not only do you get GE's view of the POI location, but I've got a photo on my site for that same location. It's pretty useful for when someone wants to go somewhere on our lake and they aren't sure what to look for, they can take the tour, stop at any POI, go to the embedded hyperlink and get a 'real' photo of it.

So far, works pretty well.

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

...if you're interested

Also, if you're interested I've got these files loaded on my document server. It requires a login to access, so that it's not just an open door to the internet, but I've shared the access info with Jon and you guys can have it too. You can go to http://www.hugginsnet.com/gpsdocs and login, the login id is poifriends, and the password is gpsdocs, both are lower case.

When you enter there you'll see a few directories, these are where I'm storing info on each of the GPS units that I've been looking at (trying to decide where to put my money), so I have user manuals, software, stuff like that, then you'll also see a GoogleEarth directory where I keep that stuff at. I travel a lot and like to have access to this stuff when I'm on the road.

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

that worked great. im going

that worked great. im going to play with it. ive found and number of my poi locations as much as a mile off. thanks

careful now...

Yes, but be careful. I took my inputs from my Magellan to dump into GoogleEarth, and noticed right away that there's a difference between the location it tags versus my eTrex. My eTrex, if you can imagine this for such an inexpensive unit, is closer to the mark if I compare the location it spots vs. the Magellan when I dump them both into Google Earth. But then again, GE could just be agreeing with my eTrex and both of those might be off...lol... need a benchmark I guess...

The good thing is you can now verify the accuracy of your POI's by dumping them into GoogleEarth. But, which is more accurate? I think GE would be as it's not responding to any kind of magnetic inclinations and is using satellite photo imagery along with GPS location data (I think. I did notice recently that when I mapped my streets in my neighborhood in GE, then had it overlay street names, they were off by about 40 yards, in some case more.

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

Like Your "Gallery" Site.

Robinh,
Hi I saw your link to your website and have to say, I
like it a lot. I run a RedHat server here and use "Gallery" as well. I find Gallery to be a really nice program that can do a lot of really cool things. I use the password feature on mine so certain people see certain photos. Anyways, just wanted to say I like your Gallery Server. I'm sure our family's love it to during the holidays and everyone wants each other photos.

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Orbital

Tanx!

Yes, I've got ...mmm.... maybe 30 sites going right now, and been spending all my free time between here and developing a new site for a community group (very VERY far out from my usual web development, it's a religious group that studies the Torah and scriptures). I think I have three or four Galleries running at any time. There are links you can't see on my site for several as you have to register to get the entire effect. I don't like having a lot of portrait type photos of my daughters floating around with all the internet perv's out there, so the family photo galleries are all private to the registered groups. Feel free to register on my site and I'll upgrade your account.

I also have ...shhhhh, don't say anything... an mp3 server there where I u/l my audio files and my family can go there and play them or download or offer their own...

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

I may just do that.... Oh,

I may just do that.

Oh, Don't worry..... Your Secret Server is safe with me...... password protection is key now days and with the Audio information you have on there, I would have done the same thing.......

: - )

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Orbital

You can get to the audio &

You can get to the audio & video library right from my home page as it's a public feed, but it's a stand alone site and requires login id and pw. Email me and I can send you that if you want to get on it. It's mainly wma files (smaller compression than MP3). But has a few other items there.

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

From Google Earth to GPX...

Any one know how to get POI from Google Earth into a GPX format file?
I'm sondering is this can be done and if you know any program that convert the GPX file into a CVS for Garming and retain the information that is on the GPX.
As a right know I have been able to save POI into KML format and read it with POIEdit 2007, but the problem is that this program only read the coordinates and the name if those coordinates but the address and all the good info is lost.
Any ideas?
Thanks.

Eddie.

Re: ...If You're Interested

Robinh wrote:

Also, if you're interested I've got these files loaded on my document server. It requires a login to access, so that it's not just an open door to the internet, but I've shared the access info with Jon and you guys can have it too. You can go to http://www.hugginsnet.com/gpsdocs and login, the login id is poifriends, and the password is gpsdocs, both are lower case.

Hi Robin,

For some reason the login (poifriends) & password (gpsdocs) aren't working for me???

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670
Mac User

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

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