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Started by mattn03, November 12, 2011, 05:24:26 PM
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Quote from: Boyd on November 13, 2011, 05:40:27 AMI really don't know much about .kml because I don't use Google Earth. But I do know they are basically just .xml files. You can open them in a text editor and see what's inside.
Quote from: mattn03 on November 12, 2011, 07:35:55 PMI bet the one I have contains vector data. Is there a way to check?
Quote from: Seldom on November 13, 2011, 07:44:34 AMQuote from: mattn03 on November 12, 2011, 07:35:55 PMI bet the one I have contains vector data. Is there a way to check?mattno3, did you read the tutorial?Did you add a jpeg? A jpeg is a raster graphic.If you didn't create the KMZ by adding a jpeg (like it says in the tutorial) and you see lines and dots on no background but Google Earth, then it's a vector file.
Quote from: eaparks on November 13, 2011, 03:45:01 PMedit: There is another opiton for you to get the trails into a usable .kmz file. That is fairly easy. Open the original .kml file in GE and take a screen shot of the entire trail system and save it as a .jpg file. Use what ever program you want to to crop the .jpg file as needed to have just the trails (you can do this with something as simple as MS Paint). Reopen GE and ADD - Image Overaly (your newly saved .jpg file) and geo-reference it in GE; (Putting the .jpg trails on top of the .kml trails). Save the geo-referenced file as a .kmz file. Now this file can be copied and pasted to your GPS and it will give you map of all the trails including the satellite imagery for that area. I checked the pixel size and file size using just a single .jpg and both will be ok.Note: I just did this in about 15 minutes and tested it on my Oregon 450, since the area in question is only about a 2-3 sq. mile area you are able to use just a single .jpg for all of the trails and the map will 1st appear on your GPS at zoom level 1.2 mi. and still have decent resolution down to zoom level of 500 ft., below that the resolution is poor. I did this just playing around not trying to Hi-Jack a map you might like to put on GPSFileDepot. I'll be glad to send you the useable .kmz file, or upload it on here if you don't want to, or walk you through the process so you can upload it here; whatever you prefer. Also note from what I was seeing their trails look to have a pretty high level of accuracy, this .kmz map I did was just quick and dirty so not as accurate but still accurate enough for ATV use.
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