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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    Yeah I'm here so how did you put your Maine found caches on the GE map?
    Senior moment... "GE" map??

    Anyway, I download my "found" caches weekly, then put the file into GSAK and create a "Maine found" file, which I export to Delorme as a "draw" file.

    (Ah - OK as they say in Massachusetts - "dawn breaks over Marblehead".)

    GE = Google Earth. You should be able to create a .gpx file in GSAK, export to your desktop, then open the file in GE. Your turn to experiment. Let me know if this works.

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    I must be having a brain cramp because I have the GPX file on my desktop and can't seem to get it into Google Earth. Shouldnt' it be in another format though like KML before it will except it? And how do I do that? Too many questions and not enough answers.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    I must be having a brain cramp because I have the GPX file on my desktop and can't seem to get it into Google Earth. Shouldnt' it be in another format though like KML before it will except it? And how do I do that? Too many questions and not enough answers.....
    BTSOOM! But check message #22 in this thread, and you'll know as much as I do...


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    BTSOOM! But check message #22 in this thread, and you'll know as much as I do...

    Or post 20, where I told haffy how to do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    Or post 20, where I told haffy how to do it!
    Well, I certainly hate to defend Haffy, But I tried that and it didn't work. What type of display should be checked in GE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Well, I certainly hate to defend Haffy, But I tried that and it didn't work. What type of display should be checked in GE?
    Thanks I love you too.... Yes it didn't work for me either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    I'm glad he's joined in as well - strength in numbers - mental as well as physical...




    In Google Earth:
    From the file menu, choose open....
    In the dialog box that pops up, Click the down arrow next to the Files of type box...
    Select GPS(*.gpx *.loc) from the list
    Find your file and open it!
    Ok actually I just went back and read it again so I did exactly what you said and it did work this time,well almost. It only shows 4 caches and it should be showing all my Maine found caches. Any other hints?
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    Ok I just opened up Google Earth once again and all my found caches have now suddenly appeared. Apparently it takes some time for all of them to show up so I guess I have got it now. Thanks for the help Brdad and Bruce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    Ok I just opened up Google Earth once again and all my found caches have now suddenly appeared. Apparently it takes some time for all of them to show up so I guess I have got it now. Thanks for the help Brdad and Bruce.
    You're welcome. And in the spirit of the season, we won't charge you anything.


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    Here is a sneak peek at another project I have been working on - a macro for GSAK which will take your filtered waypoints and create "cache circles" for Google Earth with a 528 foot (or other desired radius) diameter. this could be useful when placing caches to make sure you are outside of the .1 mile rule, saving groundspeak volunteers some work...

    There are other ways it could be handy as well.

    This photo is the Bangor area and shows currently available caches, colored by cache type

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