Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
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Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails on 04/13/2007 10:13:52 MDT Print View

I presume that such as myself there are some fellow map afficianados here on BPL. And as such there are also probably some fans of Google Earth. I haven't personally viewed via Google Earth the new features discussed in the article but I bet it will become a nice feature as people get to entering their own data into it.

Lifehacker Article: Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails

Official: Google Blog

I'd be interested in people posting links to their own .kmz files that they've added to Google Earth in terms of hiking trails, good vistas, et al.

Edited by sharalds on 04/13/2007 10:16:52 MDT.

Jane McMichen
(jmcmichen) - F

Locale: Maine, DownEast Coast
Re: Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails on 04/18/2007 15:04:03 MDT Print View

Thanks for the heads up, Sam. I'll be checking this out!

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails on 04/18/2007 17:46:23 MDT Print View

I was a bit suprised more people weren't interested in this. I'm trapped in the city and in front of computers for a good number of hours every week. Google Earth is a great way for me to be able to travel in my mind.

Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
Better yet, Goggle Maps on 04/18/2007 17:50:09 MDT Print View

This will give you a chuckle!

1. go to www.maps.google.com
2. click on "get directions"
3. type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box)
4. type "London" in the second box (the "to" box)
5. scroll down to step #23

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Better yet, Goggle Maps on 04/18/2007 18:00:35 MDT Print View

Its only 3462 miles...

Actually, I just got around to reading the blog and figuring out how to enable the trail layer.
Its pretty neat, it has cool pictures and directions to the trailheads. If you get zoomed in close enough it gives you more detailed information about the trail too (at least the one's in Missouri that I've looked at). It definitely looks like something I will kill time on. Thanks a lot for posting, I never would have known about it otherwise.

Adam

Edited by aroth87 on 04/18/2007 18:10:13 MDT.

Greyson Howard
(Greyhound)

Locale: Sierra Nevada
Re: Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails on 04/18/2007 22:04:33 MDT Print View

Wow! how did I miss this thread?
You've just wasted all my free time for the next few weeks.
And now I have to buy a GPS...
Thanks, there goes my time AND money.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Google Trail Map on 04/19/2007 06:45:08 MDT Print View

I used it for my Nepal trip this May - Visually, it really gives me a good idea of the elevations invlolved.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails on 04/19/2007 10:03:54 MDT Print View

In general, Google Earth is like a peak baggers dream. The ability to "fly" in and see your planned route without having to mentally extrapolate that visual picture from a topo is HUGE.