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nowacc

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Goggle Earth questions
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:23:50 PM »
I have been reading/learning a lot from this forum topics THANKS
I have down loaded Goggle Earth and have played around with downloading photos onto a Garmin 62 into a Custom Map folder. I went onto Goggle Earth today and tried to do it again and get a message picture size is to big and will not load onto my GPS. When I look at the size of the HMZ file it shows only 1 kb. The current pictures I have on the GPS show 275-310 kb. Funny thing is when I look at the 1 kb file and right click and check the folder properties, show approx 300 kb +/-. I can't even load a picture that I have saved with the Goggle as a personal place.
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong??

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Re: Goggle Earth questions
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 07:20:00 PM »
Sent you a PM.

If your KMZ file is truly 1 KB, I'm guessing it doesn't have the JPG inside it. Are you following the instructions on this page?
http://www.garmin.com/us/products/onthetrail/custommaps#fragment-2

Garmin GPSr will only read KMZ files with JPG 'tiles' that are smaller than 1 MB. Is your KMZ actually 1 MB (1024 KB)?

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Re: Goggle Earth questions
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 04:10:16 AM »
I have been playing with this and figured out whats going on I think. If I create a new picture and do the process it works fine. Once you turn the program off and reload it, the photos I have saved, if I try and load these, it down loads the photo as a internet short cut, must be trying to load as a world photo. I think this explains the 1 kb file size and then the buried 275 kb phot in it? I'm not that good on computers "language"

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Re: Goggle Earth questions
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 09:57:00 AM »
Hmmm, that sounds odd. If you follow the instructions linked in my post above, the JPG picture file should be within the KMZ file - not 'downloaded as a link.' There is no way you could have a 275 KB picture inside a 1 KB KMZ file. Not sure how to help...

 

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