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Old 05-27-2012, 08:18 AM   #16
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what a great job youve done with that.any way to link it into "my maps"
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #17
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what a great job youve done with that.any way to link it into "my maps"
If you mean google maps, sure!

1) Copy the link for the KMZ file listed in the first post.
2) Go to google maps. You want "My Places", "Create Map", then "Import" at the top. A box should pop up prompting you to upload a file.
3) The second box is "Or enter the url of map data on the web ". Paste the link here.
4) ???
5) Success?

I haven't tried this, but I don't see any reason it shouldn't work?
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
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what a great job youve done with that.any way to link it into "my maps"
Thanks much.

Feyala gave you some good directions, but unfortunately MyMaps has limitations that are exceeded by the Tent Space files. It currently will only expose up to 200 map features. So it loads up ok - no errors - but you'll only see the first 200 locations.

Sorry.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #19
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Thanks much.

Feyala gave you some good directions, but unfortunately MyMaps has limitations that are exceeded by the Tent Space files. It currently will only expose up to 200 map features. So it loads up ok - no errors - but you'll only see the first 200 locations.

Sorry.
Ahh, boo.

I suppose an enterprising soul could probably break the main KMZ file into 200-location chunks or by state, etc, but might be more trouble than it's worth.

I didn't know about this limitation. Good to know for my own personal maps! I'll need to restructure the Giant Map Of Interesting Things for my own trip before it gets too monstrous, haha. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #20
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Is amazing , and im so happy u made my day because i saw u add the orphanage in Katmandu i post. thanks a lot guys. the kids will be happy to have new bikers friends
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #21
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The original Tent Space List was divided by Country, then by State / Province / County, then by Town / City, and then by date joined TS.
The map files are recreated for every update by a program that can be edited to change how the list index is organized, or to break the output up into smaller map sections.

I felt the interface was more useful if people could easily just look at the map and zoom in and out to see their area of interest, rather than specifically linking to one geographical area. I'm open to changing things if there is some sort of consensus on an improved format and nobody is in a giant hurry.

I did have to go to the US/non-US format to split things up because we were over the 1000 item limit currently imposed by Google Maps.

In fact, the US entries have grown to the point that we are about to cross that barrier with just US entries. So I may need to break it down into smaller chunks anyway. I'm thinking probably East/West.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #22
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Would like to add my info for tent space - how to ? Also is there a TS forum on ADV ? See where folks speak of it but can't locate it.
Thanks for info.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #23
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Would like to add my info for tent space - how to ? Also is there a TS forum on ADV ? See where folks speak of it but can't locate it.
Thanks for info.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #24
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The map files are recreated for every update by a program that can be edited to change how the list index is organized, or to break the output up into smaller map sections.

I felt the interface was more useful if people could easily just look at the map and zoom in and out to see their area of interest, rather than specifically linking to one geographical area. I'm open to changing things if there is some sort of consensus on an improved format and nobody is in a giant hurry.

I did have to go to the US/non-US format to split things up because we were over the 1000 item limit currently imposed by Google Maps.

In fact, the US entries have grown to the point that we are about to cross that barrier with just US entries. So I may need to break it down into smaller chunks anyway. I'm thinking probably East/West.
if your gonna do it, do by 4. NE, NW, SE, SW..... save you from switching again in the future
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #25
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Would like to add my info for tent space - how to ? Also is there a TS forum on ADV ? See where folks speak of it but can't locate it.
Thanks for info.
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Sure.....now.....you want to ad yourself to the map!!. My original post in this thread was when I was stopped in Sedona, AZ trying to figure out which way to go and where to stay


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Old 06-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #26
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #27
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shhhheeeeeeiiiittttttt what a good thing to do. Bookmarked the map on my iphone. Already used it looking for a place to camp tomorrow. WHOOO HOOO!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #28
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Thanks!

This is a great idea. I'll plan on using it and adding as I stay at spots that aren't on the list. Very cool.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:47 AM   #29
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what a great job youve done with that.any way to link it into "my maps"
I'll second that.

In regard to Google Earth on the iPad 2.
It works on some tags and on others it shows a blank tab.

Activated all layers.
Deactivate Autotilt in Options.
Sometimes clearing History (Options) after displaying a tag
works for display of some tags.

Not consistent.
Continuing testing.
It does not look promising.
It was a non starter in 1st Gen iPod Touch.
==============

I am experimenting with the KMZ file, which I downloaded and saved.

Then at

http://garmin.gps-data-team.com/extra/


I uploaded

artents.kmz

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I have downloaded after conversion:

artents.csv

artents.kml

Many other conversion formats can be selected in the upper right hand corner.

The csv file open in MS Excel.
The first 225 lines are outside the US.
I deleted those and saved the file as:
artents-USA.csv

Uploaded it to
http://garmin.gps-data-team.com/extra/

converted and downloaded

artents-USA.kml

Stored this file at the web (box.net) but Google Maps had problems with
the converted format.
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Continuing in www.maps.google.com

I pasted in the address

http://ridetoeat.com/artents.kmz

The entire worldwide map is displayed.
Description: 9Jul2012 AdvRider.com Tent List - from RideToEat.com
http://tinyurl.com/cdnbsse
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View Larger Map


Now I got to figure out if it is possible to save portions of it to "My Maps".
My first attempt is focused on Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

I logged into Google and opened "My Places" in Google Maps.
Create a map
Paste
http://ridetoeat.com/artents.kmz

Title: Vermont-New Hampshire-Maine
The entire artents.kmz file is imported.
Click on a Vermont Tag and save it to map created.
It appears that saving a tag from
http://ridetoeat.com/artents.kmz
is not possible.
One has to import it first.

I am working on the Vermont Map and using blue pins
so as to be able to distinguish between red (not saved) and blue (saved) pins.
One needs to zoom in because some red pins in the same location overlap.

I have tried to detail my progress (caveat here).

Vermont Map in Progress:
http://tinyurl.com/6ndhacg


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Old 07-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #30
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...To be continued.
George, not sure where you're going with all this, but I'm intrigued!

A pity that google earth doesn't fully express on the ipad.

Anyway, every time the list is updated all of the data files are uploaded in both .kmz and .kml format:

artentsUS.kml
artentsUS.kmz
artentsNON_US.kml
artentsNON_US.kmz
artents.kml
artents.kmz

Hopefully that helps with your research.

If there is a need, I'd be willing to automatically publish them in other formats as well. See the RideToEat.com downloads page, which has various formats generated by a similar process to the one I use to generate the ARTents files.
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