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Google Earth (Read 1294 times)

    Okay, so my technique needs a little work as evidenced by this video, but here is the idea...

     

     

    1) Go out for a run with my Garmin watch

    2) Export a GPX file

    3) Import the same file into google earth and record the 3D flyover

    4) Add a little music and some editing

    5) Post to Youtube

     

    This was a run I did in Paris the other day (vacation).  The GPS points are a little out (I am not spiderman flying over buildings) and I need to do a better job of encircling the landmarks (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, etc.) so they are more visible but other than that I thought it was pretty cool.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcwauI_NSJM

    2014 Goals

    Weight - 200 lbs (not happening!)

    2000 miles (Over 2000 and shooting for 2400)

    Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (So far, so good)

    Marathon - 3:05 (Didn't happen - Took and shot at sub 3 and blew up a bit)

    5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

     


    A Dance with Monkeys

      Nice!

       

      You can also slow down a touch and pan a bit wider to get the monuments.

        Thanks

         

        Will try that tomorrow.  Plan to hit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, Champs D'Elysees and a few others tomorrow.

        2014 Goals

        Weight - 200 lbs (not happening!)

        2000 miles (Over 2000 and shooting for 2400)

        Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (So far, so good)

        Marathon - 3:05 (Didn't happen - Took and shot at sub 3 and blew up a bit)

        5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

         


        Joggaholic

          That is cool! Makes me want to try Google earth now... How do you record the 3D flyover? Is that function built into Google earth? Or is that sort of a screen cap from a video editor?

            They flyover is google earth and I captured it using quicktime video capture (screen capture)

             

            Not sure if GoogleEarth has a built in video exported but I don't think so

            2014 Goals

            Weight - 200 lbs (not happening!)

            2000 miles (Over 2000 and shooting for 2400)

            Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (So far, so good)

            Marathon - 3:05 (Didn't happen - Took and shot at sub 3 and blew up a bit)

            5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

             

              Loved it!!


              an amazing likeness

                 

                3) Import the same file into google earth and record the 3D flyover

                 

                 

                After I import the GPX (which works as expected)...can anyone give me some pointers on how to have Google Earth start the 3D flyover of the course I just imported? 

                 

                Update: Found it, all set.  Off to figure how to adjust the flyover altitude.....

                Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                vegefrog


                  Cool!


                  Cool Jump Suit

                    Awesome!  I feel more cultured just having watched that.  How far was your run?  Were there a lot of runner's in Paris?

                    The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
                    Both wrong and right, our memories. 
                    The whispering before we sleep,
                    Just one more thing that you can't keep.

                    Our favorite place we used to go,
                    The warm embrace that no one knows.
                    The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
                    But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

                      My first attempt, the San Francisco Marathon flyover. I exported to Google Earth from GTC, then somehow, found a way to play the tour and record it with Quicktime Player New Screen Recording.

                        Running in Paris was pretty cool.  So much to look at.

                         

                        I didn't see all that many runners out when I was out but did see them at various other times of the day.

                        2014 Goals

                        Weight - 200 lbs (not happening!)

                        2000 miles (Over 2000 and shooting for 2400)

                        Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (So far, so good)

                        Marathon - 3:05 (Didn't happen - Took and shot at sub 3 and blew up a bit)

                        5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

                         

                        mab411


                        Proboscis Colossus

                           

                          After I import the GPX (which works as expected)...can anyone give me some pointers on how to have Google Earth start the 3D flyover of the course I just imported? 

                           

                          Update: Found it, all set.  Off to figure how to adjust the flyover altitude.....

                           

                          Well, I give up.  I can't figure out how to get Google Earth to start the 3D flyover of the course I just imported.

                           

                          And I'm not even hungover...

                          "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                          Maniac

                            Can somebody tell me how to do this?  Be really specific....When you say "export" the file....How do you do that?  I upload my runs from my Garmin directly to RA....Not sure how I export them.

                            Marathon Maniac #6740

                             

                            Goals for 2014:

                             

                            Run multiple marathons

                            Run an ultramarathon (Crown King Scramble in April)

                             

                            Stay healthy

                            Coastal


                              Too cool!