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Although for some two Google Earth files could be downloaded from my pages on the Vía de la Plata and the Via Podiensis, I have just made them available to download from the "Camino Maps" page, at

This makes these files much more visible and so accessible, particularly to non-Spanish speaking visitors. It also allows the generation of a Google Earth for the Camino Francés, and not only for the two above-mentioned routes.

The files are generated "on the fly", so the download always reflects the last changes I make to the data sets in the data base. Some changes (i.e. revision of the route track) are currently pending for a good part of the Camino Francés and two very short sections in the Vía de la Plata, as it is mentioned in the notes that can be read in the download sections for these files.

If you need so, Google Earth files can be easily converted into GPS files (choose GPX format as a first option, which is the most comprehensive at reflecting the GE files data) with a software called "GPS Babel".

You might need to extract an xml file from the GE file if this is a kmz and not a kml. And to do this you might have to change the ".kmz" extension to ".zip". And to do this you might need to make the "known extensions" visible in your Windows... But it's really straightforward.

Be aware that a GE file, as it's the case of those generated in my website, might contain more (or many more) of the 10,000 trackpoints allowed by many GPS receivers. My personal opinion is that you don't really need any GPS to follow the Routes to Santiago that I know (Francés, Plata, Podiensis, Tolosana) as they are really well waymarked. I would just select the sections that you might hear that pose a problem for walkers due to aged or poor waymarking.

Buen Camino!! And thanks again Sil for recommending my website... I just wished I could make some money out of it :))))

Arturo J. Murias

I just expect you to like them and, when possible, help me to improve them where it is necessary.

Muy Buen Camino to everyone who is walking these wonderful routes right now, or is about to do it.

Arturo J. Murias
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