Beetle tracks suitable for Google Earth (.kmz files)
Beetle is running a DeLorme inReach SE, which typically produces a track point at 10 minute intervals when Beetle is underway. The resulting boat tracks might be of interest when viewed within Google Earth, as you can control the view, zoom in to see more detail, along with all the features Google Earth brings to the table. The files are produced by exporting the DeLorme inReach SE track points as a .kml file, importing the .kml file into Google Earth, modifying the output to be a simple line without all the individual track point data, and saving the result as a (small) .kmz file. For example, 3MB of .kml track points will fit into a 100KB .kmz.
To get the resulting .kmz file out is something of a web-hack. WordPress will not host .kmz files due to security issues, so I have placed the files on my (free) DropBox account. Clicking on the links below will open a DropBox web interface; click the DOWNLOAD button on the interface, and instead of Save As in your local browser, you might try Open File with Google Earth. If you don’t have Google Earth installed, I rather suspect these files won’t be of much interest to you.
If you download the .kmz (zipped/compressed .kml files) and open them in Google Earth, you can see the overall track of Beetle as reported by the DeLorme inReach SE. You can then control the view, zoom in to see more detail, along with all the features Google Earth brings to the table.
2014 – Cruising around La Paz
to San Gabriel Cove, Espiritu Santo
2014 – Pacific North West