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Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Uploading multi route

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  • prissyd@austin.rr.com
    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. Thanks, Priscilla Davis/prissyd
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 1, 2009
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      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.

      Thanks,
      Priscilla Davis/prissyd
      ---- indigo_parrish <indigo.parrish@...> wrote:
      > --- 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)
      >
      >
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