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Sorry for 'polluting' this thread - I just want to say what an awesome job. Thanks for putting it all together, top stuff!!
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Just starting to play around with google Earth and planning a trip to Morocco next week. This is fantastic. Thanks
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I also have to say THANK YOU for this. It is an excellent resource.. You did a great job this combined with your off line program is just amazing.

Okay but i have a confession to make.I dont actually know how to use it. I know the data is there I just dont know how to get it off the google program and into a formate that i can use like a file for my GPS (garmin) or even haw to extract the coordinates so i can look up on a map. (I dont have earth plus, only jsut downloaded earth today).

Basically is there anyway that you can take the kml files and get them in to mapsource or Smelly bikers maps. I am so very sorry if this is a truely stupid question. I am a bit of a noob when it comes to GPS (maps I am good at but these things.. it is a long climb ahead of me). I have read the etnire google earth "how to use" thing and it has not helped. Is GPX the Garmin formate if so why can i see them any ideas
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EDIT: NEVER MIND_ I sorted it out.. for the ones like me who could not sort it out. It is a simple case of drag and drop the GPX file to the way points tab (window) of the Mapsource program!!!


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GPS Newbie Question

Hi All, I am a newbie to GPS/Sat Navs but I have a question. I downloaded Ulrich's POIs and dragged the .gpx file into the waypoints tab in mapsource and then transferred to my up up-to-date nuvi 250. All good at this point.

I checked for the new camping way points and yes they are there but certainly the couple around where I live are in the wrong places. A couple streets for one and one or two miles for another. Have I done something wrong or left out a step. Anybody else found these to be in the wrong spot ? I mean I could move them but I don't know if the campsites in France, spain or others are a little off ?. Plus I don't feel like move thousands of way points.

Any advice ?

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Hello gixxer.rob,

if the places around Your home are wrong, try to found out if they are in Google Earth also on the wrong place. If "yes", sent me corrected coordinates, if "no", I don't know what You make wrong with Your NĂ¼vi.

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Hi Ulrich, thanks again for this fantastic work. I have a little question.

I have downloaded and apply it to my google earth on Windows Vista operating computer. However, I'll take my 9" 4gb eee-pc when i am on the road. and it oparets ubuntu. it has also google earth in it. so, is there any way to apply this files to google earth run on linux(ubuntu)?
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Hi Ulrich,

The sites near my home are in the correct places on google earth so I am not sure what happened there ?? I take it you generate the gpx files from google earth ?

I have tried a some other gpx files from another source (not even close to or as complete as yours) and they come show the correct locations so I am at a loss.

I will just move them in map source and transfer to the GPS again.

Thank you for the quick reply.
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just to inform you that this magic camping coordinates also work in google earth installed on Linux (ubuntu)
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This is just SO GREAT!
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I've spent several hours tracking down Polish camp sites the hard way. Wish I'd seen this thread earlier.

Many thanks for all the work!

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Hello,

it goes on!

Hundreds of new campgrounds in 33 countries.

Desert-Info.ch - Camping-Welt.zip, Google-Earth-KML + GPX - ZIP, 3085 KB--->

Have fun with it.

Thanks for the compliments and thanks for all the quys who send me waypoints.

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lrich -Wie geht es heute? nicht krank nicht mehr?
did you manage to integrate the world camp sites zip file I sent you yesterday in this latest update??
Und es gibt ein hundert und elf Duplikatedanke - Vielan Danke fur die Geschenk

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Hello,

I did it again. I think I have too much time.

Download again.

To Bertrand: Yes, they are included.

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Hello,

worked again and have inserted 1000 + (havn't counted) campgrounds.

The actual download:

Desert-Info.ch - Camping-Welt.zip, Google-Earth-KML + GPX - ZIP, 3847 KB ------------------------>

A small statistic:

Countries: 110

Campgrounds in

- Europe - 32776
- Africa - 1095
- America - 681
- Sout-America - 391
- Asia - 264
- Australia/New Sealand - 173

Totally:

35380 campgrounds - This are now campgrounds for more than one life.

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P.S.: New campgrounds not listet are welcome. Looking for new countries.
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