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[resolved] Google earth plugin (13 posts)

  1. jthusgaard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi

    Is there a Google earth plugin that allows me to show my GPS tracks on my wp site.

    I have the tracks as KML files. And just needs to show them as a picture.

    This is possible on the http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/.

    I'll send anyone who wants a KML file so that you can test it.

    J;-)

  2. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've seen Google map plugins, not Google Earth (yet ;'). Don't they have a dev/API site? Wonder how much info they have there?

  3. jthusgaard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    this is from the GPSvisualizer FAQ:

    Q. How can I save my Google Map to my desktop or my own Web site?

    A. When GPS Visualizer creates a Google Map, it uses a "Google Maps API key" that is unique to gpsvisualizer.com; files created with that key can only be viewed while they are on this site. However, getting an API key is free, so if you want to put a saved map on your own site, you can sign up for your own key and replace my key with yours in the HTML source. Just edit the line that looks like this:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?v=2&file=api&key=long_string_of_randomness

    If you just want to save the map on your computer's hard drive and view it "locally," it seems that this isn't a problem at all with version 2 of the Google Maps API. (In version 1, you had to jump through an extra hoop or two to do so.)

    But I don't know what that means...... ;-)

    J;-)

  4. jthusgaard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Google maps would be fine, if it can show tracks.

  5. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Pretty sure the ones I saw didn't do 'tracks' OR multiple 'markers' :-P

  6. jthusgaard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I may have found a passable solution: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/49458?replies=3 I'll test it later today!

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I believe the google maps API does support showing KML files, to some degree.

    Just sign up for a Google Maps API key, then use the GPSVisualizer code yourself, replacing their key with yours. Simple enough.

  8. jthusgaard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi

    I'm doing what Otto says. Have a look at http://jesper.thusgaard.com

    It works like a charm.

    J;-)

  9. RustedWire
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wish I had something like that a few months ago

  10. priest
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Follow the FAQ of GPSVisualizer, can't replace API key to run the maps in my site. Is it in somewhere of maps file under aaa.files folder ? I can make it with Googlemap example webpage while I apply an API key.

    Hope there is someone help me this lesson-one question.
    so I will be able to share a series of historical map of world celebrity’s bibliography at http://www.mobitemple.net/blog/blog/9-front-desk/2006/09/18/235.php

  11. priest
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Solution from GPSVisualizer:

    Do NOT save the file from your Web browser in “complete” form with associated files. Save ONLY the Web page itself.

  12. jeremycherfas
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Has there been any progress on a Google Earth plug-in? I have KML files from Google Earth and I would like to display them on my WordPress blog. Before I get into GPS Visualizer and a Google Maps key I thought I would check.

    I have searched, but there does not seem to be anything more recent than this.

  13. Christopher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Have you tried Plugin by Avi Alkalay at: http://avi.alkalay.net/2006/11/google-maps-plugin-for-wordpress.html

    As of one of the more recent versions it will read a KML file and display it directly within a post. I am using it to reference my travels such as this example here:
    http://cjw.me.uk/?p=54

    Otherwise WordPress KML Viewer Plugin by Marco De Angelis might also be used to show KML data:
    http://www.marcodeangelis.net/2007/01/31/kml-viewer-plugin-10/

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