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Old 04-14-2012, 05:36 PM   #346
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #347
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #348
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Hey All.

Shooting to give the TMT a go in a week or so... looks super fun. im a no-gps-girl, sticking to maps and notes and roll chart. does anybody have the route information in a format i can use?? ive read through the whole thread and didnt find anything- unless i missed something. any info would be really appreciated!!

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #349
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None that I know of. Go GPS....it'll set you free--and open doors, not close them. Drink the kook aid :)
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #350
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None that I know of. Go GPS....it'll set you free--and open doors, not close them. Drink the kook aid :)
MoBill is right, it'll open doors.

I'll offer you a workaround though. It can get a bit laborious. You can open that file in Google Earth. You can then follow path and highlight it on something like a Gazetteer.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #351
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someone already put one together in another thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....5&postcount=15

You should still buy a GPS though!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #352
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MoBill is right, it'll open doors.

I'll offer you a workaround though. It can get a bit laborious. You can open that file in Google Earth. You can then follow path and highlight it on something like a Gazetteer.
Thanks intothenew... could you explain how i open the .gpx file in google earth?? i downloaded the .gpx file but my computer will not allow me to open it. i dont mind the laborious part, just not sure where to start. thanks for the info!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:32 AM   #353
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Thanks intothenew... could you explain how i open the .gpx file in google earth?? i downloaded the .gpx file but my computer will not allow me to open it. i dont mind the laborious part, just not sure where to start. thanks for the info!

This has worked for me in the past...

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/
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Thanks intothenew... could you explain how i open the .gpx file in google earth?? i downloaded the .gpx file but my computer will not allow me to open it. i dont mind the laborious part, just not sure where to start. thanks for the info!

Hulked Up has got ya covered, if you'll follow that link.


But, soes ya know:

Go to file in the upper left corner of GE. Pick "Open". A directory window will come up. In the bottom right corner there is a drop down menu. Pick "All Files". Then navigate to where the .gpx file is stored.

Could take a while for it to load, depending on your bandwidth.
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Shhhh....GPS Kool-Aid = yum

Price of admission...<200

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #356
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This has worked for me in the past...

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/
This is Awesome... exactly what i was looking for. Thanks!!
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Hulked Up has got ya covered, if you'll follow that link.


But, soes ya know:

Go to file in the upper left corner of GE. Pick "Open". A directory window will come up. In the bottom right corner there is a drop down menu. Pick "All Files". Then navigate to where the .gpx file is stored.

Could take a while for it to load, depending on your bandwidth.

Thanks so much for the explanation!! ill give it a whirl later on.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #358
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Shhhh....GPS Kool-Aid = yum

Price of admission...<200
hahaha! we'll see... maybe i try it one day. its the principle, not the price!
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someone already put one together in another thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....5&postcount=15

you should still buy a gps though!
thanks!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #360
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If it's the principle then get off your computer and get posting with a reed and some papyrus----kidding, kidding...really...it will open doors.

It's not "new fangled" it's not a replacement for a map. I believe you need to be able to go from "digital to analog to digital". Map recon: digital, route planning: digital, route execution: analog and digital, route navigation: digital (with some "situational awareness" big picture stuff

Mapsource, Google Earth and other like programs allow you to retain the ability to print:



But during the ride, you've got that, but really--the GPS will allow folks to share routes with you that you could never see.

Do this....download mapsource, get a shared route like TET-S, TET-NJ, TWVT (YES!!) or TMAT...and then just look at it in Mapsource.

I've seen places in America I would NEVER have gotten to see without it, wouldn't have known they were even there...at least think about the ability to view without conversion...


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