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    Uphill isn't a sport!!
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    GPS .log's, Google Maps & You!

    I use my Magellan Explorist when im out riding. Usually to monitor elevation, distance traveled, and sometimes i track my average speed. Its also handy to know where I came from, incase I get lost.

    Anyhow, I found a cool site that lets you take the .log files and convert them to .KML & .KMZ files for use with Google Earth. Then I was doing some snooping and found you can import your .KML file into Google Maps, and it will trace your GPS Tracks onto an actual Google Map to share with anyone!

    Here is the site you use to convert your GPS data. Take a look at your specific GPS and figure out what type of file you have, then look here to see what is compatible.

    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map?form=googleearth

    If you want to import it to Google Maps, convert to a .KML file, i had trouble with .KMZ

    Follow the directions here:
    http://maps.google.com/support/bin/a...r=68480#import

    Once you have it all done, you should end up with something like this:
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...171a97b8cbc61b


    That is my map of my journeys so far. Kinda cool. If you use Google Earth, you can actual zoom in and pan down to get a view of elevation.
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    Fat!Drunk!Slow!
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    TSJ, wanted to say thx for the link to GPSv.

    Been wanting to do this for some time.

    Using Garmin eTrex LegendC on Garmin Bicycle Mount using EasyGPS to save my Track. The import into gMaps works great!

    More to come!

    --Jordy

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