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GPX, KML, KMZ Ex-/Import with Google Earth


GPX, KML, KMZ Ex-/Import with Google Earth

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Hi everybody.
Are there some GoogleEarth Specialists here?
Flightlogs can be displayed relatively simply and well in Google Earth.

But i want: A in SD planned flight (e.g. the austrian alps region) Pre-View in Google Earth also. Not also as track on ground, i just want to see (and "feel" theoretical) how my planned altitudes are safe for me, cause in Google Earth i can see neighboring terrain.
Can i arrange this? how?

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I do the following on a PC.
- save the route as GPX file
- op‌en GPX file with Google Earth (I am using the free Pro version)
- upon import, Google Earth opens a pop-up asking a few options, select all the options.
You are done.‌


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pgroell - 1/16/2018 10:21:03 AM
I do the following on a PC.
- save the route as GPX file
- op‌en GPX file with Google Earth (I am using the free Pro version)
- upon import, Google Earth opens a pop-up asking a few options, select all the options.
You are done.‌


Ok. Same here. But after importing i see the planned Track lying on the ground. The planned altitudes where not considered!?

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trallala666 - 1/18/2018 11:29:07 AM
pgroell - 1/16/2018 10:21:03 AM
I do the following on a PC.
- save the route as GPX file
- op‌en GPX file with Google Earth (I am using the free Pro version)
- upon import, Google Earth opens a pop-up asking a few options, select all the options.
You are done.‌


Ok. Same here. But after importing i see the planned Track lying on the ground. The planned altitudes where not considered!?
A I understand it, it is because the planned altitudes are not part of the elements considered by Google Earth.
See‌ below the format of a reporting point in GPX
 --------------------------------------------------------------
<rtept lat="48.458140" lon="3.533306">
  <ele>95.0000</ele>
  <name />
  <extensions>
   <skd:level type="A" value="4500" />
  </extensions>
-------------------------------------------------------------‌
<ele‌‌> is the elevation of the reporting point in meters
‌<skd:level type="A" value="4500" /> is the planned altitude (type = "A")
‌‌
Google Earth only uses the <ele> part and not the planned altitude which seems proprietary information for Skydemon.
‌I think that to do what you want you would have to create a routine to reformat the GPX file to a KML file.




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1/19/2018 10:00:54 AM by pgroell
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pgroell - 1/19/2018 10:00:54 AM
trallala666 - 1/18/2018 11:29:07 AM
pgroell - 1/16/2018 10:21:03 AM
I do the following on a PC.
- save the route as GPX file
- op‌en GPX file with Google Earth (I am using the free Pro version)
- upon import, Google Earth opens a pop-up asking a few options, select all the options.
You are done.‌


Ok. Same here. But after importing i see the planned Track lying on the ground. The planned altitudes where not considered!?
A I understand it, it is because the planned altitudes are not part of the elements considered by Google Earth.
See‌ below the format of a reporting point in GPX
 --------------------------------------------------------------
<rtept lat="48.458140" lon="3.533306">
  <ele>95.0000</ele>
  <name />
  <extensions>
   <skd:level type="A" value="4500" />
  </extensions>
-------------------------------------------------------------‌
<ele‌‌> is the elevation of the reporting point in meters
‌<skd:level type="A" value="4500" /> is the planned altitude (type = "A")
‌‌
Google Earth only uses the <ele> part and not the planned altitude which seems proprietary information for Skydemon.
‌I think that to do what you want you would have to create a routine to reformat the GPX file to a KML file.





I found a kind of solution to your problem but you have to experiment a bit.
First you will need to open the GPX file with a text editor (Notepad ++ or any other), and replace
<skd:level type="A" value="4500" />
with
<altitude>4500</altitude>
for every  leg you have created ( if you don't change altitude or level too me‌‌uch then bulk Search and replace works).

You might have to delete the‌‌  <extensions> and  </extensions> lines (I deleted them but have no time to test with the lines undeleted).
Then go to this website
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map_input?form=googleearth
 It will create a KMZ or KML file from the GPX file.‌
‌There are many options, you will have to experiment.
It is akward but it works.
‌‌


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1/19/2018 10:50:14 AM by pgroell
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I will try asap and will report here. So much thanks for the moment, i think you got it!

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