Google Earth Map of North Cumberland Trails

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  1. pwm

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    One of our members has ported all of his GPS data and info into Google Earth's 3D format. Hopefully everyone will take the time to install Google Earth, the free version, and download my map. This map covers Coal Creek, Brimstone and all of the North Cumberland WMA.

    This version of North Cumberland Trails (821KB) needs Google Earth installed. Get Google Earth here... free. Uncheck "Include Google Chrome". Install Google Earth first. If you already have GE installed, then you are ahead of the game.

    Next download North Cumberland Trails.zip and open the archive. Double click the North Cumberland Trails.kml file and it will open in Google Earth. Watch GE zoom to the map.

    Layers settings I use...

    • Roads

      Borders and Labels
      • Borders
        • 1st Level Admin Borders (states)
          2nd Level Admin Regions (counties)
      Places of Interest
      • Geographic Features
        • Mountains
        Transportation
        • Airports
          Rail
      Terrain
    All others are unchecked... but it may be interesting to see the current weather conditions. All you have to do is check the Layer box you want to see.

    In Tools / Options / 3D View
    True color; Anisotropic Filtering- high; Labels - Medium; Graphics Mode - DirectX; Show Lat/Long - Decimal; Show Elevation - Feet, Miles; Fonts - both - Ariel Normal 14; Terrain Quality - Higher; Elevation Exaggeration - 2 (this make it interesting)

    You may need to experiment with some of these settings... how well it works will depend on your graphics card.

    My wheel causes the map to zoom. Left click and drag pans the map. Shift, left click, and drag causes the map to tilt into 3D and rotate about the pointer when clicked. Shift-Wheel tilts about center of view. CTRL-Wheel rotates about center of view. If that motion seems to fast, then slow the motion by adding in the Alt key, as Alt-Shift-Wheel slows the tilting to about half speed. The trails go up and down and over the hills in pseudo 3D... enjoy.

    Google small roads are in view between ~6000' Eye Alt and ~12000' Eye Alt.
     
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    Phil, you guys have outdone yourselves. that was awesome. I'm looking forward to meeting up with you during the June ride.
     
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    Looking forward to it.

    I can not take the credit for GE as I am just the messenger so to speak. Dan is the hero.
     
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    Is this zip file still available if so where can I download it
     
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    No sir the original creator found someone was downloading and converting into GPS tracks so he has taken the files off line.
     
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    Dang that sucks were going to royal blue the 16th and wanted to have the trails in my GE on my phone. I hate to ask but is there anyone willing to share the file or send it in an email to me. I wounldnt ask but I don't have a GPS to buy the other file
     
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    Thank you pwm
     
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