1550RE: [John Muir Trail] View JMT from aeral photos
- May 30, 2007Hi Kevin,
I found your spreadsheet a month or so ago and did the same thing, making a
list of all of your waypoints in Google Earth. It's especially interesting
from Happy Isles up to Sunrise Camp. The waterfalls almost look real.
If anyone wants to save the time of entering them all, send me an email and
I'll mail the kmz file of all of Kevin's waypoints. You can install Google
Earth, then double click on the file and they will all load up for you.
Thanks for posting such useful info on your site.
I'm heading out Monday for a solo southbound JMT. So I'll be offline from
Saturday to June 26th.
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On Behalf Of Kevin Aston
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:02 PM
Subject: [John Muir Trail] View JMT from aeral photos
I was playing with my spreadsheet and thought it might be fun to take
the GPS coordinates I had on it and put them into Google Earth and see
what I got. It was a lot of fun to see the trail from up above. My
spreadsheet is at http://kevinaston.com/JMTSpreadsheet.html and if you
do not have Google Earth you can download it for free from
http://earth.google.com/ . All you have to do is copy the GPS
coordinates that look like "N36 34.723 W118 17.565" and paste them
into the search line in Google Earth, then hit the search arrow. You
will fly through the air to the location in the coordinates. The
coordinates I put here are for the top of Whitney. The controls in the
top right corner of the Google Earth screen allow you to rotate to
look at it from a different side, or to zoom in or out, but my
favorite it the top control as you slide it to the right it will
change you from a top view to a side view, so you can see the contour
of the area. I was having fun with this and thought you might also.
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