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color=#ff0000><EM><STRONG><FONT size=1>&nbsp; <BR></FONT>Warning :</STRONG> The above example was viewed using Google Earth named "</EM><STRONG>Google Earth"</STRONG> <EM>Version 7.1.2.2041 or similar.</EM></FONT></FONT> <P><FONT color=#ff0000><FONT size=3><EM>Newer versions are named</EM><STRONG><EM> "</EM>Google Earth</STRONG> <STRONG>Pro</STRONG><EM><STRONG>" </STRONG>Version <FONT color=#000000>7.3.0.3832&nbsp;or similar,</FONT></EM></FONT><EM><FONT size=3>&nbsp;&nbsp;which do many more things,&nbsp;<STRONG>BUT&nbsp; does not show wider lines</STRONG> for pahs as I have specfied.&nbsp; I kope to find out how to fix this - </FONT><STRONG><FONT size=3>Any Advice?!<BR></FONT></STRONG><FONT size=1>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></EM></FONT></P></TD> <TD> <P><FONT size=1><BR>&nbsp;</FONT></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></STRONG></EM></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Then:</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI>If you have Google Earth installed on your&nbsp;Computer, click above link&nbsp;... then choose <STRONG>Open</STRONG> ...<BR>&nbsp; <LI>... wait while you fly in from outer space, soon&nbsp;seeing above view as you get near Coventry <LI>Zoom into walk you wish to see by double clicking the walk number (e.g. <STRONG>Walk 13</STRONG> ) in the listing on the left panel. <LI>Zoom in further (using <STRONG>mouse wheel</STRONG> or tools in TR corner) for detail, or hold down left mouse button and drag to&nbsp;pan to other areas (or use arrow keys), or click another walk to fly to it, etc.<BR>&nbsp; <LI>If Google Earth not on your Computer, go to <A href="http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/download/ge/agree.html">http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/download/ge/agree.html</A>&nbsp;...<BR>... then follow instructions to install it.&nbsp; Then go back to 1 above<BR>&nbsp; <LI>You will see that:<BR>&nbsp; - ACW 40-Mile route is highlighted in Red with a very wide but <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; very transparent rendering<BR>&nbsp; - Odd numbered Circular Walks are in Cyan or Green<BR>&nbsp; - Even numbered Circular Walks are in Yellow<BR>&nbsp; - Shorter versions for each circular Walk are in dark blue and narrow<BR>Above means it is just about possible to sort out the many walks!<BR>&nbsp; <LI>If you want to make an individual walk clearer, un-select all then just select the walk(s) you want to see in detail, and make it fit within your screen<BR>&nbsp; <LI>When you have finished exploring and close down the Google Earth window, you can either <STRONG>Save</STRONG> it as one of your sets of walks if you wish or <STRONG>Discard</STRONG> it.<BR>&nbsp; <LI>More hints added soon ...</LI></OL> <P>Happy exploring</P> <H2>Further Useful Features</H2> <P>... coming soon.</P> <ADDRESS>&nbsp;</ADDRESS> <H2>How ACW data on Google Earth was created</H2> <P>In simple terms:</P> <OL> <LI>All the paths are added to OSM (Open Street Map), using Aerial view background from WCC 2013 set of files. See <A href="http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/52.4670/-1.4528"><STRONG>OSM maps</STRONG></A> for example. <LI>The ACW Walks are defined as a member of a "relation" named as (e.g.) C21A for Circular Walk 21A. <LI><A href="http://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/en/?zoom=12&amp;lat=52.41452&amp;lon=-1.44389&amp;hill=0#routes"><STRONG>Waymarking Trails: Hiking Maps</STRONG></A>&nbsp;are used to create .gpx files for each walk <LI>The GPX files are imported into Google Earth and stored in a hierarchical structure you will see<BR>&nbsp; <LI>When the paths are updated, any changes are recorded on Green Book &amp;/or 21-Walks Book maps, but also to a much higher resolution on OSM, and in due course the Google Earth view is updated. <LI>A full update was completed on or just before&nbsp;31-Aug-2016.</LI></OL> <P>&nbsp;</P></TD><!-- end of individual file content, right margin and footer follows --> <TD width=14></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=2><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16788" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY><HR> <TABLE Border=0 CellSpacing=0 Width=755> <TR> <TD><A href="#top"><IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="top.gif" align=middle border=0></A>&nbsp;<A href="#top"> back to top</A></TD> <TD>&nbsp;&nbsp; </TD> <TD> <P Align="center"><FONT size=1> <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"> <!-- Hide from old browsers lastmod = document.lastModified // get string of last modified date; month = lastmod.substr(0,2) mmm_Array = new Array("Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"); if ((navigator.appName.indexOf("Internet Explorer") != -1)) { document.write("Last modified: ", lastmod.substr(3,2), " -", mmm_Array[month-1], " -", lastmod.substr(6,4), " at ", lastmod.substr(11,5)) } else { document.write("Last modified: ", lastmod); } // --> </SCRIPT> </FONT></P></TD> <TD>&nbsp;&nbsp; </TD> <TD> <P align=right><A href="index.html">A Coventry Way Home</A></P></TD> <TD Width=145> <P align=right><FONT size=1><A HREF="index.html"> www.acoventryway.org.uk</A>&nbsp;</FONT></P></TD> </TR></TABLE><!-- bottom border ends --></BODY> <!-- Mirrored from www.acoventryway.org.uk/GE.html by HTTrack Website Copier/3.x [XR&CO'2014], Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:06 GMT --> </HTML> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!-- next line adds standard footer --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"> <!-- window.open = SymRealWinOpen; //--> </script> </BODY></HTML>