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Anyone use GPS with Google Earth?
RJW
Does anyone on this forum use GPS with Google Earth on their laptop?

RJW
Ken in Regina
I have tried it out .. Google Earth v5.0 and GooPS with a couple of different GPS receivers.

...ken...
sse
I'd like to try it but it doesn't seem to work with 'Google Earth 5 portable'. (An unofficial bloatware free install made by some 3rd party.) No way I'll ever go through googles garbage to install Google Earth again...
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by sse
... No way I'll ever go through googles garbage to install Google Earth again...
Hi sse,

Could you elaborate? I've installed Google Earth on four computers now, including my little Acer Aspire netbook, and I don't recall anything I would classify as "google garbage". I'm genuinely curious what it is that has ticked you off.

...ken...
sse
When you download Google Earth do you download google earth or do you download an installer?

Ok...when you run the installer do you ONLY get google earth or do you also get an UPDATER (not by choice) and Google Chrome if you weren't careful with your selection?

When you restart your computer do you have Google Updater running in the background eating up system processes?

Sorry but Google Earth has become bloatware. At one time you could directly download google earth and nothing else. Not anymore. At least not from google.

With Google Earth Portable I have
-A Google Earth Executable
-A folder to keep kml/temp files in called "thinstall"

Is there really a need for anything else? I think not. Computers are getting faster, or at least they would be if software makers would stop slowing them down. I dont need Java, Google Updater, Acrobat, Quicktime, OR ANYTHING ELSE running in the background when I start my computer! Can you understand why I get peeved? People are usually pleased at how much faster their computers boot up and run after I've gone through and cleaned junk apps like that out of them.
hylong
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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
I have tried it out .. Google Earth v5.0 and GooPS with a couple of different GPS receivers.

...ken...
Do you need internet access to be able to run Goggle Earth?

I just purchased the Qstarz BT-Q1000X Bluetooth GPS and wonder how it would work when i'm on the road.

Thanks
RJW
You do need internet access but GE stores the recently viewed data in a cache which can be viewed later without internet. I use mine off road so before the trip I scan and save to a named file or multiple files. That way I can bring them up as I need them.

RJW
glennw
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Originally Posted by RJW
You do need internet access but GE stores the recently viewed data in a cache which can be viewed later without internet. I use mine off road so before the trip I scan and save to a named file or multiple files. That way I can bring them up as I need them.

RJW
Can you only retrieve exactly the same resolution as you scanned at?

Glenn
RJW
Yes, do a manual scan of where you want to go at the resolution you want to see. I use the "Directions" tab then run the play button to scan my track. See the links.

Using The Google Earth Cache ? Basics | Free Geography Tools

Manually Caching Google Earth Data | Free Geography Tools

RJW
glennw
RJW
I hadn't seen that site before. Looks like it has a wealth of info. Going to have to give it a good look over.
Glenn
RJW
Careful Glenn, it can turn into an obsession, I am speaking from experience.

RJW
hylong
Thanks for sharing. A wealth of info.
RsH
Yes, via RouteConverter as downloaded. It will take any GPS file it can work with, and that includes many differerent flavours, and show them via Google Maps, as well as produce a file that works in Google Earth, or a file that can be loaded in a different GPS, and so forth.
RJW
This is the site that really got me interested in Google Earth as a navigation tool.

GooPs

RJW
Mandolin Guy
Some folks are concerned about the "garbage" that comes with Google Earth. I've used it only sparingly but I've also noticed that there are ways to "opt out" of most of those items you don't want.

A lot of different programs take baggage with them with they try to install. Most give a way go avoid that baggage, however.
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