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Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer

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Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« on: June 14, 2010, 04:31:18 PM »
Just ran across this, looks very user friendly and accepts multiple kinds of GPS files.

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
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no shade, no water
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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 05:25:01 PM »
Looks interesting.
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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 05:39:55 PM »
Nice, I like that you can jump from the satellite view to topo. Also I prefer the shaded topo to the non-shaded ones. Thanks.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 05:43:11 PM by Robert »

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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 06:04:14 PM »

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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 07:43:31 PM »
Just ran across this, looks very user friendly and accepts multiple kinds of GPS files.

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html

Which GPS did you buy? :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 10:58:11 PM »
Just ran across this, looks very user friendly and accepts multiple kinds of GPS files.

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html

Which GPS did you buy? :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010, 05:49:02 AM »
Just ran across this, looks very user friendly and accepts multiple kinds of GPS files.

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html

Which GPS did you buy? :icon_biggrin:
:icon_lol: :icon_lol:...Are we straightening out an old tree? :rolling:


Just because I don't use the technology doesn't mean I don't appreciate it.  One has to walk before one runs.  Just learning.  I knew this would get Homero all excited.   :eusa_think:  :evil:
« Last Edit: June 15, 2010, 05:59:12 AM by mule ears »
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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 09:22:14 AM »
"I have an excellent profession, but I don't enjoy it near as much as I do when I am in the heart of the wilderness, surrounded by marvelous creations, and efforting to capture what I see and feel so I may share it with others."

-Me 09/12/2011

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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 06:33:14 PM »
Greetings,

I am the author of Gmap4 and thank you for the kind words.

Gmap4 version 1.5.012 has just been posted.  This free software adds detailed topographic maps (USA and Canada) to Google Maps and lets you view your GPS data on those maps.

Since this software runs entirely online, there is nothing to buy, nothing to download, nothing to install.  When you use Gmap4 you should now see “6-26-2010 Update” in the lower left corner of your screen.  If you click Actions ==> About, then it should say Version 1.5.012.  If you do not see those things, then please clear your browser’s cache and try again.

This update (among other things) restores the ability to place your GPS data (KML and GPX files) online as Google Documents.  This feature advances state-of-the-art for Google Documents and is unique to Gmap4.

To see the full list of what is new or changed, go to the Gmap4 homepage and click What’s New.
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html

Updated pdf ‘Help’ file with clickable links:  http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4_help.pdf

Here is a sample map that includes information from three data files:
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=google,0AUba9Qv1W8-rZGQzd2I0cmRfNDZkM3c3em5kNA&ll=47.382544,-120.917587&t=t1&z=11

Enjoy,
Joseph Elfelt

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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 10:55:31 AM »
Great to have you on board, Jelf. If I might add a suggestion, when I used the "Map URL" action and copied and pasted the resulting URL, it included line breaks which resulted in <br> tags in the URL. Any chance you could make it a single line?

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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 02:39:38 PM »
Richard,

The line breaks in the map URL are one of the compromises I made so that Gmap4 could run nicely in as few as 400 pixels by 400 pixels.  But you're right, it's a nuisance since you need to manually delete those line breaks in order to use the URL.

I added a note about this to my list of possible enhancements.

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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2010, 07:12:08 PM »
Do you have any .TPO files from the National Geographic TOPO software?  Gmap4 can now display those.  Often the topographic maps displayed by Gmap4 (provided at no cost by www.MyTopo.com) will be superior and/or more current than the NG topographic maps.

You do need to place your TPO or other data file online before it can be displayed by Gmap4.  The easiest/fastest way to place a TPO file online is via Google Sites (free).  Don?t be shy.  You will find hand-holding-step-by-step instructions in the Gmap4 Help file.

Here is the general recipe for building a URL to display a TPO file with Gmap4 (this is not a real link!):
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?t=t2&q=htpp://url_to_your_file.tpo

Below is a link to the Gmap4 homepage.  Check out the 'Examples' button and Quick Start section of the 'Help' file.
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html

Enjoy,
Joseph
« Last Edit: September 02, 2010, 07:45:07 PM by Jelf »

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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2010, 09:41:29 AM »
Jelf...welcome to the board. I have not yet tinkered with it, but question: Can it also work with coordinates fed from the Mexican side?. Logic dictates no, but it does not hurt to ask. Homero
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Re: Gmap4 - An enhanced Google Map viewer
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2010, 09:53:06 PM »
You can feed Gmap4 coords for anywhere and get a map.

Veracruz, Mexico:
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=19.177598,-96.142731&t=t1&z=8

Nice, France:
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=43.706601,7.266083&t=t1&z=8

The Gmap4 homepage has a 'Help' file that explains how to use the URL parameters.

For USA and Canada maps you can open them with the topo map by changing
&t=t1 to &t=t2




 


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