Overlay topo maps in Google Earth

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Overlay topo maps in Google Earth

by Ze » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:40 am

I thought this was really cool when I found it, so I wrote something up on how to overlay and use topo maps in Google Earth. Someone even made a way to overlay historical maps!!!

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by psycobill » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:58 am

I just figured this out the other day! Absolutely love it. I'm a bit of a google earth addict, but it does keep me stoked about trail running and exploring/linking different trails as well as calculating mileage

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by Ze » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:14 am

I really like the historical maps too, which sometimes have more accurate trails and also other trails to explore which have been erased from current usgs topos.

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Re: Overlay topo maps in Google Earth

by Brewer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:25 pm

Ze wrote:I thought this was really cool when I found it, so I wrote something up on how to overlay and use topo maps in Google Earth. Someone even made a way to overlay historical maps!!!



Nice. This looks much easier and faster than the "old" way of overlaying topos on GE (using the GPSVisualizer.com overlay plugin).

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by Sierra Ledge Rat » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:27 am

Coolest.

NASA used to do that will the moon missions, they called 'em orthophotomaps.

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/alsj-LTO.html

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by Ze » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:40 pm

Now you can view the elevation profiles of routes you make in Google Earth. A great combo with the topo overlay that I think makes it superior to TOPO and others.


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