ACW viewed on Google Earth
All files updated.
Warning : The above example
was viewed using Google Earth named "Google
Earth" Version 22.214.171.1241 or
Newer versions are
named "Google Earth
Pro" Version 126.96.36.19932 or
do many more things, BUT does not show
wider lines for pahs as I have specfied. I kope
to find out how to fix this - Any
- If you have Google Earth installed on your Computer,
click above link ... then choose Open
- ... wait while you fly in from outer space, soon seeing
above view as you get near Coventry
- Zoom into walk you wish to see by double clicking the walk
number (e.g. Walk 13 ) in the listing on the left
- Zoom in further (using mouse wheel or tools
in TR corner) for detail, or hold down left mouse button and drag
to pan to other areas (or use arrow keys), or click another
walk to fly to it, etc.
- If Google Earth not on your Computer, go to http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/download/ge/agree.html ...
then follow instructions to install it. Then go back to 1
- You will see that:
- ACW 40-Mile route is
highlighted in Red with a very wide but
- Odd numbered Circular Walks are
in Cyan or Green
- Even numbered Circular Walks are in
- Shorter versions for each circular Walk are in
dark blue and narrow
Above means it is just about possible to
sort out the many walks!
- 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
- When you have finished exploring and close down the Google
Earth window, you can either Save it as one of
your sets of walks if you wish or Discard
- More hints added soon ...
Further Useful Features
... coming soon.
How ACW data on Google Earth was created
In simple terms:
- All the paths are added to OSM (Open Street Map), using Aerial
view background from WCC 2013 set of files. See OSM
maps for example.
- The ACW Walks are defined as a member of a "relation" named as
(e.g.) C21A for Circular Walk 21A.
Trails: Hiking Maps are used to create .gpx
files for each walk
- The GPX files are imported into Google Earth and stored in a
hierarchical structure you will see
- When the paths are updated, any changes are recorded on Green
Book &/or 21-Walks Book maps, but also to a much higher
resolution on OSM, and in due course the Google Earth view is
- A full update was completed on or just