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Bicycle Travel => Routes => Topic started by: tsteven4 on November 22, 2007, 10:57:22 pm

 
Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: tsteven4 on November 22, 2007, 10:57:22 pm
I have placed KML (actually KMZ) files of the adventure cycling routes on my website.  You can view these in a geographic browser such as Google Earth.  These files were generated from the Adventure Cycling Association National Bicycle Route Network GPS Data.  I find these useful for planning next years trip, or for remembering last years trip.  Perhaps someday they will be hosted on the adventurecycling website.
http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/ (http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/)

Enjoy,
Steve

Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: tsteven4 on November 24, 2007, 04:14:38 pm
I have also added online interactive maps of the routes that you can view with your web browser if you are a little patient.
http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/ (http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/)

Enjoy,
Steve

Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: valygrl on November 25, 2007, 02:07:19 am
Thanks steve, those are neat!

Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: ptaylor on November 25, 2007, 05:27:33 pm
Steve.

Sounds like a nice tool, but I can't get it to work.

I have Google Earth downloaded, and use it quite a bit. When I go to your site, I click on a 'Geo' hyperlink. Then a pop-up asks if I want to open or save the file. I say open. Then Windows tries to configure Google Earth, and, to make long story short, fails because a network source is unavailable.

I presume, that in my ignorance, I am doing something wrong. Perhaps you can give us cookbook procedure.

Thanks

Paul
Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: tsteven4 on November 27, 2007, 09:14:06 pm
Paul,

I am sorry to hear you are having difficulties with the google earth files.  It sounds to me like this is issue with your installation of google earth.  I would refer you to the threads below.  I believe you need to uninstall and reinstall google earth.  Furthermore you may encounter a bug that can make this difficult, but a solution is provided in the threads.

http://groups.google.com/group/earth-free/browse_thread/thread/6fcba263aaa898df/ac00c9e2ede73abc (http://groups.google.com/group/earth-free/browse_thread/thread/6fcba263aaa898df/ac00c9e2ede73abc)
http://groups.google.com/group/earth-pro/browse_thread/thread/c8bfae3ee6ca55ad (http://groups.google.com/group/earth-pro/browse_thread/thread/c8bfae3ee6ca55ad)
http://www.hayshighindians.com/Staff/ICU/dellfaq/dell.html#google (http://www.hayshighindians.com/Staff/ICU/dellfaq/dell.html#google)

Thanks for reporting the problem.

Good Luck,
Steve

Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: ptaylor on December 04, 2007, 10:40:43 am
Steve.

Awesome!

I uninstalled and re-installed Google Earth, and all is well. Thanks!

Paul
Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: chrisx on December 19, 2007, 04:22:52 pm
Is there a way i can click on the southern tier route, and the pacific coast route, so I can read them from the library

Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: ptaylor on December 19, 2007, 06:50:16 pm
Chris.

I don't understand the question. What is it you want to accomplish?

Paul
Title: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: tsteven4 on December 21, 2007, 06:19:19 pm
I am enhancing the geographic browser kml files.  The new versions will use appropriate icons for the waypoints based on the data included by adventure cycling in the gpx files.  For example a campground will be shown using a green tent icon.  I have also changed the process for generating the kmz files.  As a result the new files are using the kml 2.1 schema instead of 2.0.  The 2.0 appears impossible to validate because the schema is no longer available.

For a sample of the new format check out
http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/maps/underground_railroad_route.kmz (http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/maps/underground_railroad_route.kmz)

I will update the remaining routes as I re-convert them.

Title: Re: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: tsteven4 on March 26, 2009, 05:01:11 pm
I have update the maps and kmz files of all the routes with the latest Adventure Cycling gps data.  The Washington Parks route was added.  These following routes were updated: Atlantic Coast, Florida, Great Divide, Great Parks, Lake Erie, North Lakes, Northern Tier, Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, Tidewater Potomac, Transamerica, Underground Railroad and Western Express.  I will be excited to see the Sierra Cascades Route when it becomes available!

You can find all the route maps at:
http://tsteven4.qwestoffice.net/

Happy Cycling,
Steve
Title: Re: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: staehpj1 on March 27, 2009, 07:12:27 am
Thanks.  This is all very useful.
Title: Re: Google Earth files of Adventure Cycling Routes
Post by: valygrl on June 23, 2011, 08:58:26 pm
Bump.  I re-found this searching for maps for the Sierra Cascades for preliminary planning.

Steve, if you are still watching this thread - THANK YOU!!!!!