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Google Earth (Read 1291 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 (currently 211)

    2000 miles?

    Work on stretching and flexibility an stay healthy for Boston 2014 (have a BQ -9:00 time)

    Marathon - 3:10 

    HM 1:29:59

    10k - 40:00

    5k - 19:00

     


    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 (currently 211)

        2000 miles?

        Work on stretching and flexibility an stay healthy for Boston 2014 (have a BQ -9:00 time)

        Marathon - 3:10 

        HM 1:29:59

        10k - 40:00

        5k - 19:00

         

          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 (currently 211)

            2000 miles?

            Work on stretching and flexibility an stay healthy for Boston 2014 (have a BQ -9:00 time)

            Marathon - 3:10 

            HM 1:29:59

            10k - 40:00

            5k - 19:00

             

              Loved it!!


              day after day sameness

                 

                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.....

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                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?

                    So bittersweet
                    This tragedy
                    Won't ask for absolution;
                    This melody
                    Inside of me
                    Still searches for solution;
                    A twist of faith
                    A change of heart 
                    Cures my infatuation;
                    A broken heart 
                    Provides the spark 
                    For my determination.

                      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 (currently 211)

                        2000 miles?

                        Work on stretching and flexibility an stay healthy for Boston 2014 (have a BQ -9:00 time)

                        Marathon - 3:10 

                        HM 1:29:59

                        10k - 40:00

                        5k - 19:00

                         

                        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 2013:

                             

                            Run 3 Marathons in less than 6 weeks

                            •  PF Chang's Rock N Roll Arizona Marathon (1/20/2013--4:13:19)
                            •  Lost Dutchman Marathon (2/17/2013--4:34:27)
                            •  Phoenix Marathon (03/02/2013--4:17:31)

                             

                            Run 1,500+ miles

                            Coastal


                              Too cool!