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Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:13 pm

I've added embedded Google Earth functionality into various parts of the site so maps can be viewed in 3-D without having to open Google Earth separately. The new process requires a Google browser plug-in, so you may be asked to install it the first time you try to access the "Earth" link on maps. Once the plug-in is installed, you can easily use Google Earth when you see "Earth" as a map type on a 14ers.com Google Map.

Here are some of the places where it shows up:
Routes: Maps (click on the Google Map/Earth link, above the map)
Trip Reports: When a Google Map has been included (in this report, it's near the bottom)
Main 14er Photo Pages: "Map of Nearby Peaks," near the top)

Sample map from Mt. Yale Route #1:
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I'll get this on www.13ers.com soon...
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby tmathews » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:20 pm

Sweet addition. Thanks for continuously enhancing the functionality of this site! =D>
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby metalmountain » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:25 pm

That is a pretty awesome addition, thanks Bill!
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby wildlobo71 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:12 pm

That's a great addition, Bill! Thanks for all you do.
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:12 pm

My pleasure!
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby gonzalj » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:41 pm

Thanks Bill, sweet fearture. =D>
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby KentonB » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:46 pm

Bill, how soon until you add 3D holographic displays with realtime satellite imagery feeds? :D
(You never know unless you ask, right?)

Thanks for always making this site the best on the web! Great addition!
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby tbryan987 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:48 pm

Awesome!! I'll be using it a lot!!
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby Bean » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:37 am

We're in the future! Pretty cool addition to the site.
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby MUni Rider » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:25 am

Just when I thought this website couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby Mark A Steiner » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:22 am

It's getting harder to find an excuse to get lost on a hike or climb.

Very soon, the thread labeled "What can I do to improve 14ers.com" will be obsolete.
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Re: Google Earth on 14ers.com

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:09 am

I'm working on adding Google Earth tours to all of the KML files on the site. We will then be able to run an Earth tour for the route lines.

Here are a couple that I've finished (on the Route Maps page, click "Route Tour" link above the map):
Belford (standard route)
Bierstadt (standard route)
Antero (standard route)

To view in full-screen, click the Image icon.

Only another 120+ to do!!

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