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Old 12-07-11, 11:50 AM   #1
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Google Maps and Google Earth quandries

So Google maps now has a "3D" thing were you can watch an aerial view of a route you have mapped out. Google Earth has something similar with the "play tour" option. The Google Earth tour is (IMO) better because it's a little more zoomed in and has more detail and control over how you view. But as far as I can tell, you can't do bicycle directions on Google Earth. Anybody know of a way to do bike directions on GE or how to transfer a map from maps to earth?

An also, what's up with Google maps not having a share button at the top right hand corner anymore?
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You can export a route from GMaps as KML by copying the link for the map and pasting it into a browser's URL bar with "&output=kml" appended to it. GEarth, of course, knows how to open KML files.

Google moved some of the options that used to be in the upper-right of the map to the space above the route directions (i.e., the part that's not visible if you've expanded the map to fill the width of the browser window).
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You can export a route from GMaps as KML by copying the link for the map and pasting it into a browser's URL bar with "&output=kml" appended to it. GEarth, of course, knows how to open KML files.

Google moved some of the options that used to be in the upper-right of the map to the space above the route directions (i.e., the part that's not visible if you've expanded the map to fill the width of the browser window).
There is a print and link button but no more share button. As far as I can tell it is gone. That's how I used to send to my gps, or email to someone. Totally lame.

Thanks for the info on how to export files. I'll see if I can get it to work.
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Nevermind, the sharing thing is now hidden in the link button. You click on link and then you have to click on "send".
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