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David Tallan

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Year of past OR future Camino
2018
I've been playing around with Google My Maps, ever since I was introduced to the rudiments of kml file editing on another thread.

Previously, I posted a link to another map made with the GPS tracks collected by the good in the Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob. I added to it the albergues, restaurants and bars recommended in various resources and threaads here.

In search of something a little more "authoritative" in GPS tracks, I found the kml files shared by the Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica (CNIG) in Spain. These are the people that produce that lovely map that Ivar sells. I've put those maps on a Google Map (which then looked much like the nice paper map I have except that you can zoom right in) and ported over the recommended establishments.

If youwant to check it out:

 
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David Tallan

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Year of past OR future Camino
2018
You did this?! Neat!
Yep. It isn't hard once you know how. To put the maps together it is just a lot of copying and pasting in Notepad. The limitations are that you can only have a certain amount of layers in a map and each layer can only have so much data.

I'm very open to adding other recommended albergues/bars/restaurants, especially on the Caminos other than the Frances. Also ready to remove any that we hear have closed permanently (sad face). This can be a living document.
 

OzAnnie

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Year of past OR future Camino
2020
I've been playing around with Google My Maps, ever since I was introduced to the rudiments of kml file editing on another thread.

Previously, I posted a link to another map made with the GPS tracks collected by the good in the Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob. I added to it the albergues, restaurants and bars recommended in various resources and threaads here.

In search of something a little more "authoritative" in GPS tracks, I found the kml files shared by the Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica (CNIG) in Spain. These are the people that produce that lovely map that Ivar sells. I've put those maps on a Google Map (which then looked much like the nice paper map I have except that you can zoom right in) and ported over the recommended establishments.

If youwant to check it out:

I wish I could open the link to have a look. Using my iPhone I get the message that it won’t open.
Later today , I’ll check with my pc. Maybe it will be possible there. Or would it be because I’m in Australia?
 
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David Tallan

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2018
I wish I could open the link to have a look. Using my iPhone I get the message that it won’t open.
Later today , I’ll check with my pc. Maybe it will be possible there. Or would it be because I’m in Australia?
I set it to "Public: everyone on the internet can find and access", so it should be available to folks in Australia. I surely wouldn't want to exclude such fine people!
 
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VdlP(2012) Madrid(2014)Frances(2015) VdlP(2016)
VdlP(2017)Madrid/Sanabres/Frances reverse(2018)
Very useful to those of us who have no idea what a kml file is, David. Thanks for this. A question,: is it possible to access the satellite map while viewing this?
 

miguel_gp

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Very useful to those of us who have no idea what a kml file is, David. Thanks for this. A question,: is it possible to access the satellite map while viewing this?
At the bottom of the key on the left hand side there is the option to switch view to Satellite. On Android phone you may need to open the key by clicking on the map name (below the map itself). Not sure about IOS.

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Jeff Crawley

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2018
Thanks for pointing this out. I have the file, just seem to have forgotten to aggregate it with another as I was reducing the layers to fit within the Google limits. I'll take care of that now.

Done.
David

Here are some places I stopped at on the Ingles, I'm afraid that was back in May 2018 but after they cut Bar Julia out of the route.

As the old map maker's rubric says:

WARNING: Roads are shifted, houses burn, are abandoned or rebuilt; a round world distorts a flat map; man’s memory is fallible; expect not exactness.
 

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lt56ny

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Wow when I first read what you wrote I thought why not just use an existing app. But you have done a really wonderful job and I am sure with the amount of work you have to do that it keeps you off the streets and out of trouble:);)
Impressive!
 
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OzAnnie

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2020
I set it to "Public: everyone on the internet can find and access", so it should be available to folks in Australia. I surely wouldn't want to exclude such fine people!
Hi David
I've had a look at this on my pc... very impressed!
Note: There must be something one has to do to the settings on the iphone though.. On 'my' iphone the link (for me) opens up in google maps but where I live.. I've had this happen before.. Not a big deal though...
I'll spend some time on the pc..
Thankyou
Annie
 
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Camino June 2018 from Leon to SdC. Plan Frances 2022, Porto Central-Finisterre 2023, LePuy-SJ 2024
I've been playing around with Google My Maps, ever since I was introduced to the rudiments of kml file editing on another thread.

Previously, I posted a link to another map made with the GPS tracks collected by the good in the Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob. I added to it the albergues, restaurants and bars recommended in various resources and threaads here.

In search of something a little more "authoritative" in GPS tracks, I found the kml files shared by the Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica (CNIG) in Spain. These are the people that produce that lovely map that Ivar sells. I've put those maps on a Google Map (which then looked much like the nice paper map I have except that you can zoom right in) and ported over the recommended establishments.

If youwant to check it out:

This is a great tool and can't wait to use it on 'the way', possibly 2022 but still a long shot.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
VdlP(2012) Madrid(2014)Frances(2015) VdlP(2016)
VdlP(2017)Madrid/Sanabres/Frances reverse(2018)
At the bottom of the key on the left hand side there is the option to switch view to Satellite.
Thanks miguel. It must have seemed a really dumb question. (I had the opening sidebar covered by a subsequent one displaying albergue info!)
 

taigirl

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2019
I wish I could open the link to have a look. Using my iPhone I get the message that it won’t open.
Later today , I’ll check with my pc. Maybe it will be possible there. Or would it be because I’m in Australia?
I'm in Oz. It opened on my tablet. Haven't tried on my phone.
 
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OzAnnie

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Year of past OR future Camino
2020
I set it to "Public: everyone on the internet can find and access", so it should be available to folks in Australia. I surely wouldn't want to exclude such fine people!
I wish I could open the link to have a look. Using my iPhone I get the message that it won’t open.
Later today , I’ll check with my pc. Maybe it will be possible there.

Hi David
I've had a look at this on my pc... very impressed!
Note: There must be something one has to do to the settings on the iphone though.. On 'my' iphone the link (for me) opens up in google maps but where I live.. I've had this happen before.. Not a big deal thou
David
Even more weird and no explanation though. I haven’t made any changes to my iPhone settings but now that I’ve gone into the forum via my pc and opened the link successfully there - going back to forum via iPhone the link opens as it should.
As I mentioned before / it wasn’t a big deal if I had to go to pc but easier for me to be able to use my iPhone for forum. Now it works ..
Thank you 🙏
 

BlackRocker57

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Year of past OR future Camino
Le Puy route 2014; Le Puy route continuation 2016; Le Puy route 2017; Le Puy route 2019 [incl. Célé]
I've been playing around with Google My Maps, ever since I was introduced to the rudiments of kml file editing on another thread.

Previously, I posted a link to another map made with the GPS tracks collected by the good in the Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob. I added to it the albergues, restaurants and bars recommended in various resources and threaads here.

In search of something a little more "authoritative" in GPS tracks, I found the kml files shared by the Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica (CNIG) in Spain. These are the people that produce that lovely map that Ivar sells. I've put those maps on a Google Map (which then looked much like the nice paper map I have except that you can zoom right in) and ported over the recommended establishments.

If youwant to check it out:

Brilliant, David ... congratulations🏆
 

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