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26 de Septiembre 2005

Garmin Supports Google Earth

Garmin has released a beta of their MapSource software which supports Google Earth directly. You simply pull down the "View -> View in Google Earth" and you can see your tracks, waypoints, and routes in GE directly. You can download the beta version of MapSource here. I was just playing with MapSource this morning and was thinking I should see if there was an update, and then I saw this blurb at OgleEarth. This new beta just continues to show how influential Google Earth is becoming. Nearly all of the primary geographically oriented software products are rushing to release convenient features to either support the GE file format (KML/KMZ), or direct access to GE.

If you don't have a Garmin GPS, or don't want to download the beta, then all you need to do is save your track (or get it converted) into the GPX file format. Google Earth allows you to open GPX files and will convert them for you. This is how I've been getting my GPS data into GE for months now.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 26 de Septiembre 2005 a las 08:52 AM

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    View>>View in Google Earth is gray'ed out in MapSource Beta. Is that because it only works with the "Pro" version of GE?

    Enviado por: Bob Kusik at 8 de Octubre 2005 a las 08:26 AM

    Operator error .... if there are no routes or waypoints in MapSource, View in GE is gray'ed out because there's nothing to display.

    Enviado por: Bob Kusik at 8 de Octubre 2005 a las 09:07 AM

    I created a script to convert Garmin maps into Google Earth.

    Check it out in: http://jolcese.googlepages.com


    Enviado por: Jose Olcese at 18 de Septiembre 2006 a las 07:20 PM

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    Enviado por: raman rana at 19 de Febrero 2007 a las 12:47 AM

    It's not working for me. I click on the "View in Google Earth" and it tells me that Google earth must be installed first and provides a link to Google Earth so I can install it. Trouble is: Google Earth is already installed. Now what?

    Enviado por: Owen at 14 de Junio 2007 a las 07:37 PM

    Is it possible to get a Google Map into a Garmin etrex Vista? Normally, I use MapSource but it would be nice to use the actual image as background when i am out GPSing.....

    Enviado por: Gary at 15 de Junio 2007 a las 08:46 AM

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