[Cdt-l] My thoughts re: Postholer's CDT on Google maps

Eric Whte ericshawwhite at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 2 14:56:12 CST 2010

Maybe I don't get it, but isn't the purpose of a GPS that of an adjunct to show where you are in relation to Jonathan's and other maps? Granted, the GPX file will show Jonathan's single route, but will it show all the side roads, Forest Service roads, BLM roads, various trails and other locations you've wandered onto? Will the program allow the hiker not to carry Jonathan's strip map and all the other maps necessary to negotiate the CDT? For example, does the Google Earth map show 'street views' of trails (with or without grizzlies) in the Bob Marshall? Do the batteries required to run the GPS weigh less than the maps a hiker would otherwise carry? Maybe the map could be used as a trophy to hang on the wall after completing the CDT. Mini Mart

From: Postholer <public at postholer.com>
To: cdt-l at backcountry..net
Sent: Sat, January 2, 2010 1:11:47 AM
Subject: [Cdt-l] Ley's CDT on Google maps update....Waypoint,

Excellent information Frank!

Brett and I have been conspiring for the last couple hours and he came up 
with a very nifty solution to the 20/500 track question. He's putting the 
final touches on it. It's a single gpx file for the entire CDT that can be 
handled by most gps's, with or without an SD card. He'll have a northbound 
and southbound version tomorrow.

Additionally, I've created 8 gpx files each with 999 waypoints at ~1/4 mile 
increments, with mileages. These will require an SD card or other external 
method of importing.

The above is extracted from Jonathan Ley's kml file as that is what most 
folks are using. All of this will be up on the postholer site tomorrow.

Also, I will gladly host any data that you have!!! Just send it my way. It 
sounds like a full fledge CDT page is in order here.

Everyone in unison......thanks Jonathan!

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