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OfflineBeeJay

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    Viewing routes in Google Earth
    « on: 2020-06-26 09:46:27 »
    New laptop and I'm still using Mapsource. I know, I'll get around to using Basecamp sometime.
    But for now I have a problem.
    On my old laptop I used to view the route in Google Earth, to check on minor roads etc,  and I seem to remember when it went to GE Pro I had to delete the word "pro" from the filename to get mapsource to open it.
    Well I can't get Mapsource to "see" Google Ea[size=78%]rth.[/size]
    Any ideas on how to get this to work?
    Thanks
    :)

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      Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-06-26 17:00:41 »
      No idea on the above, but give Tourstart.org a go.  I had it recommended to me by Pete ( Milleplod ) and I found it much easier to use, and for the price it's an absolute bargain.


      Very similar to GoogleMaps, you just put your start, finish and then drag the route in between to where you want it to go. That simple.

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        Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-06-26 17:23:35 »
        Very similar to GoogleMaps, you just put your start, finish and then drag the route in between to where you want it to go. That simple.

        Just like Basecamp.

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          Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
          « Reply #3 on: 2020-06-26 18:40:19 »
          Just like Basecamp.


          No! Absolutely nothing like Basecamp, even I can use Tourstart 😊
          The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

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            Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
            « Reply #4 on: 2020-06-26 18:49:40 »
            Just like Basecamp.
            I've never heard anyone grumble about Tourstart.  ;)

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              Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
              « Reply #5 on: 2020-06-26 18:53:06 »
              You won't hear me grumbling about BaseCamp and it's free.

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                Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
                « Reply #6 on: 2020-06-26 18:57:00 »
                My point was, I've heard lots (and lots) of people grumble about it. No doubt there are some, like yourself, who don't. Tourstart is intuitive from the very first time you use it. Horses for courses though!  :)

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                  Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
                  « Reply #7 on: 2020-06-27 13:28:15 »
                  You won't hear me grumbling about BaseCamp and it's free.
                  But you will hear many (most?) grumble about it.
                  Tourstart is much easier to use and an absolute bargain.


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                    Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
                    « Reply #8 on: 2020-06-27 23:24:51 »
                    New laptop and I'm still using Mapsource. I know, I'll get around to using Basecamp sometime.
                    But for now I have a problem.
                    On my old laptop I used to view the route in Google Earth, to check on minor roads etc,  and I seem to remember when it went to GE Pro I had to delete the word "pro" from the filename to get mapsource to open it.
                    Well I can't get Mapsource to "see" Google Ea[size=78%]rth.[/size]
                    Any ideas on how to get this to work?
                    Thanks
                     :)
                    To answer you question.Google removed the link a couple of years ago, so you can't view your route from Basecamp to GoogleEarth.You can export your route then load it into GoogleEarth. But I have had trouble with this option too sometimes.Another option is to use Google Maps to make your route. Export to a KMZ file & then import that into Basecamp (becomes a track) then create a Route from the track. You can then use the track as a verification on your GPS that the route is correct when driving the route.

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                      Re: Viewing routes in Google Earth
                      « Reply #9 on: 2020-06-28 09:29:04 »
                      Hello, many thanks for all your replies.
                      We only use GE to check on the "condition" or suitability of a particular route either for our bikes or when we holiday with the caravan.
                      I can do the same using GE but the advantage with viewing a route from MS is that you can follow the roads easier as the route is marked in purple. Sometimes it difficult to follow the exact route using just GE.
                      I'll keep trying.
                      Take care.
                      :)