Saturday, April 14, 2007

Trimble share trails through Google Earth

If you launch Google Earth and check under Featured Content on the Primary Database you will notice a new entry for Trimble Outdoors Trips.

In California, a nice one to look for is the Pacific Crest Trail as shown in the picture below. The content was generated by Premium users of Trimble Outdoors packages and Backpack Magazine readers.

If you click in the View More Online option in the detailed picture you will get a list of waypoints with the corresponding GPS location on the trail. At the top of the page click on Trip Summary and you will see options to download the track in .GPX format.

But you will need to subscribe to a (free) membership of Trimble Outdoors for that. Nice move.

Original post at Google Earth Blog and page at Trimble.

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