Logger Tracks in Google Earth

Posted 10 years ago    3 comments

Wouldn't it be nice to view your gliding track in the beautiful 3D high resolution Google Earth? gpsvisualizer.com converts the IGC files, produced by our club loggers, into Google Earth KMZ files. This can then be opened in Google Earth and visualised in 3D just like SeeYou.

Here's what it looks like:
Nice smooth ride down
Nice smooth ride down

How to escape from TeAroha 1000 feet: lots of circles
How to escape from TeAroha 1000 feet: lots of circles

A number of settings on the gpsvisualizer google earth converter page need to be changed to produce the views above. Here's what I changed:
- Set Altitude mode to: "Absolute"
- Colorize by: "Altitude"
- "Draw a shadow" to 30% or what ever you like to see the ground track
- "Units" to US, to view in feet and miles (or should it be Nautical?)

Here's what the settings look like:
Settings set, click image for larger version
Settings set, click image for larger version

Here's the website link again: www.gpsvisualizer.com/map?form=googleearth

Perhaps one of the best gliding videos of all time

Posted 10 years ago    1 comment


Matamata Airfield from above

Posted 10 years ago by Tim    0 comments

Matamata airfield with Waharoa in view top left
Matamata airfield with Waharoa in view top left

Landing in the spud patch

Posted 10 years ago    0 comments

Lucky there wasn't a fence :)
Lucky there wasn't a fence :)

Sefton in the Easterly Khami ridge wave, August 07

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Looking down to Matamata
Looking down to Matamata

Flying Suit - Extreme Base jumping

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Who needs an aircraft?!



Shim