Thank you so much. I managed to piece meal a route together for my trip but this will be a big help from here on out.
---- indigo_parrish <indigo.parrish@...
> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Priscilla Davis"
> <prissyd@...> wrote:
> > I'm trying to upload a kml file that is a "multi" route. We took the
> > suggested route from google earth and put it in google maps and changed
> > the route to how we wanted to go. It has been saved as a kml file and
> > is well under 500 miles. I can break this up into 3 parts and have been
> > able to upload them but it will not upload the full route. What am I
> > doing wrong as I'm just learning.
> > Thanks - Priscilla/prissyd1
> Hi Priscilla --
> I figured out how to do that after much trial and error.
> In Google Maps, be sure to enter your intended real start and real
> final destination. Choose "Get Directions" and let it route the most
> direct route.
> Now is the key part :
> Do NOT add additional stops via "Add Destination".
> Instead, move your mouse over the route and drag the path to be more
> like what you want via "Drag to change route". Repeat this many times
> if necessary until the route is as convoluted as you want and need it.
> Then save the route out as KML like you normally do.
> Now start up Google Earth and load the KML file.
> This will add a new folder under "Temporary Places".
> Open up that folder.
> You will see a long list of diretions.
> At the very end is an object called "Route".
> Right-click on that route and choose "Save Place As" to save out _just
> the route_ as its own KML file.
> This final resulting KML file will load perfectly at geocaching.com
> for use as a route in "Find Caches along a Route".
> I used this process flawlessly for a recent roundabout road trip to
> the Regency Bridge in Mills/San Saba Counties.
> I hope that helps!
> -Keith (Indigo Parrish)