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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,…

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Life behind the great firewall of China: VPN in China

Life behind the great firewall of China: VPN in China

Update China internet – January 2015 As of 1st January 2015, the Chinese government further tightened it’s grip on the nation’s internet access. A rude awakening for many expats hoping to get on the ‘net – nothing worked. Things have calmed down a little, but the fall-out is as follows:- 1) All foreign sites are throttled. Regardless of CDN’s, font-libraries, supplementary elements, platforms etc.; foreign sites are subjected to government level ‘throttling’. 2) Mobile VPN’s don’t work. Astrill, one of…

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Renting a bike in Sanya

Renting a bike in Sanya

Found a website. Visited the sites they recommended. Turns out none of them existed… whatsonsanya> I’ve made my own map of the places you can hire a bicycle in Sanya. (Visited 368 times, 2 visits today)Related Posts How a bitcoin is made Something to start the day about bitcoin mining. Working in the mines. (Aurelien Foucault for Quartz) Written by Joon Ian Wong Johnny … Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make…

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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 No visits yetRelated Posts Viewranger mapping app Today, I’m going to be using Viewranger route tracking app for…

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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 ExplorerGet Waypoints from GPS File >…

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666 the number of the beast.

666 the number of the beast.

as iron maiden used to sing.My fave was the ace of spades ‘gamblin’s for fools, but that’s the way i like it honey..’ Without a spade in sight or an ace. Here’s 6 stories from 6 authors in 6 weeks. It’s called ‘we tell stories’.It uses a map to illustrate how a story progresses, the narrative being provided by 6 successful UK authors. * Charles Cumming* Toby Litt* Kevin Brooks* Nicci French* Matt Mason* Mohsin Hamid Each week you can…

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remove line break characters

remove line break characters

preg_replace to get rid of those pesky line break characters. Particularly for Google Maps bubble’s which take an aversion to non-ASCII chars so as to stop a map rendering altogether. Non-ACSII charactersThis piece of code should be applied when generating a Google Map using any quantity of user generated material. function removelinebreaks($string){ return preg_replace(‘/[\r\n\t]/e’, ‘ ‘, $string);} Also make sure you trim your bubbles, and if you’re particularly nervous check the htmlentities and CDATA[ declarations also. Makes for happier bubbles…

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RFID – Being aware

RFID – Being aware

I know evil doesn’t exist, except for in people(like me)’s imagination, but here’s a real excuse to believe everyone has good intentions. It’s called RFID or Radio Frequency ID.First employed during the second world war in allied bombing campaigns, the industry has seen some growth and is now worth $2 billion.This is just the tip of the iceberg. RFID opens all sorts of opportunities for companies to monitor our movements real time.For example, you may not be aware of it,…

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Creating Google Maps Icon/Marker/Pushpin

Creating Google Maps Icon/Marker/Pushpin

Simple steps to create your own Google Maps pushpins. Step 1) Create your image: Ideally width to 32px. PNG-24 fomat. Transparent. Non-aliased. Step 2) Visit Shadowmaker. Select the icon from your desktop. The program creates a 2D outline of your image. Save the shadow. If you like it you’re ready to go. If you don’t like, you can try these stock Icons/Markers/Pushpins. Google Labs: Google Maps Push PinsGoogle Stock Pushpins: Google Maps Stock Icons No visits yetRelated Posts Viewranger mapping…

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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. Equipment: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…

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