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    MotoDude, may I suggest a capability of logging/playing back of NMEA files? This would help us with building a google earth cache as I suggested above.

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    Good idea, but if all you want to do is cache the data in your area, you can do this by creating a tour in GE.

    If you have GE Plus, you can draw paths anywhere and fly along the paths. If you have GE free you can put a collection of placemarks into a folder and fly the tour from placemark to placemark. Put a bunch of placemarks into a folder and fly the whole folder. The order is top to bottom, as you ordered the placemarks in the folder.

    It takes a lot of experimentation to get the results you would expect. At first you will experience "bunny-hopping" from placemak to placemark. This can be fixed by going to Tools -- Options -- Control -- Advanced. Set the Driving Directions Tour Options for a shallower camera tilt angle and longer range, and change the speed. Then set up a new tour and see if it's how you like it. It all takes a while to get the hang of.

    Is this kind of what your after? It does get the data in your cache. You may also want to set your cache size to the maximum of 2GB. I've found that 2GB covers a pretty good sized area, but it does depend on the quality of the images in your area.

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    motodude, I'll probably try that as well. thanks.

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    I used nmeaGE last night in a craaazzzzyyyy snowstorm we had up here in Canada... It was pretty good but the map detail in my area hasn't been updated in years, and it's not the high res pics.. Cool program! wish I had high def pics of my area in GE!! lol. thanks! (Gonna stick with streets and trips, but this was really neat)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoDude
    Good idea, but if all you want to do is cache the data in your area, you can do this by creating a tour in GE.
    That one never occurred to me, using the placemarks. I just ran a quick experiment with it had a little trouble with setting them at the right altitudes and all. It seems that the placemark will fix the view you have set, all variables, as you click OK to accept it. I didn't see any way to adjust the fly-to "hop" altitude. If it weren't for that This would be about right for loading up the cache.

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    I took this screenshot a couple of days ago (north of Toronto, Canada) :-)

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    i got it up and running also....i've been browsing thru here for a few months, here are a couple pics inside my chevy avalanche
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    Holy $%@@!!!!
    That looks really nice in there pannhead! Got enough screens!?!?! it looks soooo cool! wow!

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    thanks....i do alot of "multi-tasking" ..here is a night shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoDude
    Good idea, but if all you want to do is cache the data in your area, you can do this by creating a tour in GE.

    If you have GE Plus, you can draw paths anywhere and fly along the paths. If you have GE free you can put a collection of placemarks into a folder and fly the tour from placemark to placemark. Put a bunch of placemarks into a folder and fly the whole folder. The order is top to bottom, as you ordered the placemarks in the folder.

    It takes a lot of experimentation to get the results you would expect. At first you will experience "bunny-hopping" from placemak to placemark. This can be fixed by going to Tools -- Options -- Control -- Advanced. Set the Driving Directions Tour Options for a shallower camera tilt angle and longer range, and change the speed. Then set up a new tour and see if it's how you like it. It all takes a while to get the hang of.

    Is this kind of what your after? It does get the data in your cache. You may also want to set your cache size to the maximum of 2GB. I've found that 2GB covers a pretty good sized area, but it does depend on the quality of the images in your area.
    MotoDude, I wanna commend you on this work, I'll be using it ASAP! This is a dream come true!
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