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Viewranger mapping app

Viewranger mapping app

Today, I’m going to be using Viewranger route tracking app for Android.

Due to the limitations of Googlemaps, I’m going to find something which will store and record the routes that I’ve taken, does the maths, and plot the graph for me.

Maps has a limit for the online version. I can only add a certain amount of content before it tells me I’ve exceeded the given number of separate additions to the one map.

So, I’m trying something new, and tonight’s map will be done with Viewranger, (hopefully).



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Angelina Jolie – Locations of Children

Angelina Jolie – Locations of Children

Done an update following the conception of twins 1st of July 2008.

The new additions are called Knox and Vivienne (below).

Knox Leon & Vivienne Marcheline Jolie Pitt

Seems Mrs Jolie Pitt was carrying her GPS device at the time of conception as these fixes appear more accurate.

You can check these baby’s locations and the previous ones below.

View Larger Map

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Etrex Garmin GPS to Google Maps

Etrex Garmin GPS to Google Maps

This post describes how to create Google Maps from a GPS devise.

Your Etrex will output two lots of data available from the GPX files.

The two types of data allow you to create.

A Google Map of Waypoints

A Google Map of Tracks

There is a process you need to follow:-

Plug in your GPS unit.

Access Ozi Explorer.

Use the interface to import your waypoints..

A Google Map of Waypoints

1) Ozi Explorer
Get Waypoints from GPS

File > Save Maps to File > Export to GPX – Save to Desktop

2) GPS Visualizer
You’ve got a selection of options.

In order to get them into Google Maps, they have to be in a web accessible format. So choose Google Earth format.

Once your file is uploaded you should be given a link to download your file which looks something like this 1211203282-21568-

Click on it get it to your desktop.

3) Googlemaps
Go to

Go to My Maps

On Create New Map > Import > KML File

A Google Map of Tracks

… lifted straight from previous blogs on the subject.

1) Ozi Explorer
From the interface > Get track from GPS

If you’ve done it correctly, you’ll get a tally in the toolbar.

Wait until this has finished.

File > Save Maps to File > Export to GPX – Save to Desktop

2) GPS Visualizer
Again, you’ve got a selection, choose Google Earth and your file will convert to a web-ready format.

From your link, 1211203282-21568-, save to desktop.

3) Googlemaps
Go to

Go to My Maps

On Create New Map > Import > KML File.

If the file is a large one Maps will split it up over a number of pages.

That’s it! Google plots your waypoints/tracks then zooms to center the map.
It’s as simple as giving your waypoints/tracks some names and you can share this map with the world.


Garmin Etrex GPS

Garmin PC interface cable (RS232 serial port connector) – not applicable to Geko 101

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Steal peoples Credit Card details with scanners available on Ebay

Steal peoples Credit Card details with scanners available on Ebay


This is almost like going back to the days of hairspray on phone-cards, video-tape on cash cards or all those other small-time low risk scams of yesteryear.

Your life in their hands
Bearing in mind credit-card fraud in the UK is not a criminal offence, you won’t even get a sentence for this one.

The video explains all.

I know RFID is a good thing. I can’t help thinking this is a bit dodgy to me.

New suit?
The video recommends getting a stainless steel wallet, to go with your tin-foil hat, if you’re really worried.

RFID Future
There was another interesting video about baron S de Rothchild talking about getting us all chipped and muted, but you’d have to search on u-tube for that one.

I guess it all ties in with the masterplan.

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Angelina Jolie – Locations of chidren

Angelina Jolie – Locations of chidren

angelina jolies tattoo
Using this photograph of Angelina Jolie’s tattoo, I’ve geolocated each of her spawn.

And this map shows the location of each of Angelina Jolie’s children from the latitude and longitude tattoo’s on her arm.

Bearing in mind one of her children was born in a pond, we can only assume GPS was not experiencing the leaps forward of modern days.
Unless she wants to get them lazered out and corrected, here they are.

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Creating a KMZ Polyline using Google Earth Pro

Creating a KMZ Polyline using Google Earth Pro

Brief: To download a GPS Track from a Garmin E-Trex GPS unit and create a Google Earth Polyline/Encoded Polyline KMZ.

Garmin EtreX GPS unit.
Serial port adapter.
Google Earth Pro.

  • Download Google Earth Pro – 7 Day free trial
  • Install/boot
  • TOOLS/GPS – Select your unit; In my case the GPS GARMIN.
  • IMPORT options. In my case I’m only interested in the polyline or TRACK information. You have options to import each placemark, also to annul altitude readings etc.
  • Plug in the GPS and turn it on.
  • A message appears – Importing data from COM1. When you’re done, a message appears 207 Active logs imported.
  • TRACK is displayed in the Temporary Places folder.
  • In the top left corner there’s a little marker with a CLOCK alongside.
    In the CLOCK, select the timerange you’re interested in presenting data from. In my case 1st Sept to 21st Sept.
  • Once the CLOCK is set the software will begin displaying the TRACK that lies within that timeframe.
  • This next part is manual. Select TRACK parts, (google calls them ACTIVE LOGS), which are not part of your timeframe and DELETE them.
  • When you’ve pared off the bogus ACTIVE LOG points and you’re happy with your track, you’re ready to save: TRACK/SAVE AS/KMZ.

IF YOU DON’T DELETE bogus active logs the software becomes confused when you try to do any kind of visualisation. So be sure to do that smartening up yourself.

Welcome to my world..
This is now your very own track you can open in any Google Earth pro, Google Maps or otherwise.
You can view it save it to your places and e-mail it to your friends.

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Came up 7th on the Yahoo zeitgeist this weekend.

Was struck by the amount of sites there are in the UK. map.
Consists of navigating yourself to a hidden container write a log, leave a meaningful object, and plod on your weary path.

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