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donkey too
04-10-2011, 10:47
At any future large meets is it possible to have a teach in by a knowledgeable computer minded person to show us how to download POI's to lap tops and different sat navs? I am sure there must be more computer / sat nav numpties out there than just me? I hope so any way. I would hate to be the only one. :cry: I now await the usual sarcastic comments..................Rubber tramp??? Jenny??? anyone else???:lol-053:

Firefox
04-10-2011, 12:31
This is what I do (you don't need sat nav or Google Earth, just your web browser)

1. Download the the zip file from the link on WC4MH.

2. Unzip the file and save the file ending in .kml .... This is the file for Google Earth/Maps. I save the KML file to my desktop.

3. Upload the file to a free hosting site where hotlinking is allowed I use Free mp3 hosting, upload mp3 | upload file direct link - Kiwi6.com Mp3 Upload (http://kiwi6.com)

4. Get/copy/save the hotlink url eg http://kiwi6.com/356835wildcamp.kml (that's just an example, it's not an actual valid link)

5. Go to Google maps Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) and paste your URL eg http://kiwi6.com/356835wildcamp.kml into the search bar

6. Click search and all the wild camping locations come up on a map of GB that you can then zoom in on

I can do two things to simplify it for you

(a) Go through it on a computer at a meet.

(b) Since you are already a full member I don't think Phil would object if I send you a working hotlink KML file. Then all you need to do is use the link I give you and do steps 5 and 6.

Sat Nav use will differ slightly depending on the system, but you'll need to do steps 1 and 2 and then send the appropriate file to your sat nav by whatever input method it uses. It won't be the .kml file but another file in the zip.

cooljules
04-10-2011, 17:06
Phil seems a bit of a nerd, having his laptop(s!!!!) close at hand, as well as his fones, he can give lessons lol

all i can give advice on being cool :-)

Rubbertramp
04-10-2011, 18:25
At any future large meets is it possible to have a teach in by a knowledgeable computer minded person to show us how to download POI's to lap tops and different sat navs? I am sure there must be more computer / sat nav numpties out there than just me? I hope so any way. I would hate to be the only one. :cry: I now await the usual sarcastic comments..................Rubber tramp??? Jenny??? anyone else???:lol-053:

Other classes could include;
How not to leave your keys at home
How to love thy neigbour's dog....without sticking your tongue down it's ear
Teach your dog how to properly tip Eastern European waitresses

donkey too
04-10-2011, 18:36
Other classes could include;
How not to leave your keys at home
How to love thy neigbour's dog....without sticking your tongue down it's ear
Teach your dog how to properly tip Eastern European waitresses

Told you so :yeahthat::lol-061:

donkey too
04-10-2011, 18:40
This is what I do (you don't need sat nav or Google Earth, just your web browser)

1. Download the the zip file from the link on WC4MH.

2. Unzip the file and save the file ending in .kml .... This is the file for Google Earth/Maps. I save the KML file to my desktop.

3. Upload the file to a free hosting site where hotlinking is allowed I use Free mp3 hosting, upload mp3 | upload file direct link - Kiwi6.com Mp3 Upload (http://kiwi6.com)

4. Get/copy/save the hotlink url eg http://kiwi6.com/356835wildcamp.kml (that's just an example, it's not an actual valid link)

5. Go to Google maps Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) and paste your URL eg http://kiwi6.com/356835wildcamp.kml into the search bar

6. Click search and all the wild camping locations come up on a map of GB that you can then zoom in on

I can do two things to simplify it for you

(a) Go through it on a computer at a meet.

(b) Since you are already a full member I don't think Phil would object if I send you a working hotlink KML file. Then all you need to do is use the link I give you and do steps 5 and 6.

Sat Nav use will differ slightly depending on the system, but you'll need to do steps 1 and 2 and then send the appropriate file to your sat nav by whatever input method it uses. It won't be the .kml file but another file in the zip.

That all looks very impressive but still don't understand so will wait till we meet next.
I can trap my own food and live off the land completely, did so once for 13 months without speaking to another human bean.:lol-061:

kimbowbill
04-10-2011, 19:58
At any future large meets is it possible to have a teach in by a knowledgeable computer minded person to show us how to download POI's to lap tops and different sat navs? I am sure there must be more computer / sat nav numpties out there than just me? I hope so any way. I would hate to be the only one. :cry: I now await the usual sarcastic comments..................Rubber tramp??? Jenny??? anyone else???:lol-053:

I could teach you how to reverse :lol-061:


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