Tuesday, July 18, 2006

My vacation in 3D

Last week I went on vacation to Angel Fire, NM (a ski valley outside of Taos) with my family. I went on a lot of hikes and brought along my GPS unit. Check out what a little code to transform the log file into KML brought out. Install Google Earth, and then open the KML of my trip. Make sure you have 3D terrain enabled. You can see some of the pictures I took (sorry—cameraphone only) in the exact location where I took them. I'll make the code available to transform from Mapopolis to KML upon request (or when I polish it up a little first).

Edit: By request, here's a screenshot. So now if you're Mike and you don't want to install Google Earth, you can still get a feel for the end result.


Travis said...

[Imported comment* originally authored by Mike.] Look, is there a link I can click on to just view stuff? I don't want to have to download any goofy software. I just want to see pics.

Travis said...

[Imported comment* originally authored by Tim.] I love that you decided to bring along your gps unit. I've been thinking about doing such a thing ever since online albums started actually displaying the geocoding data in exif tags. What GPS unit do you have? I've been wanting to get one.

Travis said...

[Imported comment* originally authored by Travis.] I have the GlobalSat BT-338 Bluetooth GPS Receiver. If I were to buy today, I think I'd get the BT-359W. Same chipset, but with a Mini-USB charger. I use Mapopolis for the software on my Windows Mobile Smartphone.
338: http://www.buygpsnow.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=428359: http://www.buygpsnow.com/globalsat-bt-359w-sirf-star-iii-bluetooth-gps-receiver-bt-359-free-arkon-vent-mount-615.htmlhttp://www.mapopolis.com/