Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Dream’in – Part 2

I’ve been fussing further with the track data I extracted from the navigation computer and have uploaded all our anchorages up to both the Microsoft and Google mapping sites.  These can be opened up as a separate browser windows and don’t require any downloads or extra applications.

Map of anchorages using Microsoft Bing Maps

Map of anchorages using Google Maps

View 2010 Inside Passage Anchorages in a larger map

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter Dream’in

GoogleEarthWhile looking out at the Seattle winter grayness it is fun to relive this summer’s journeys. I pulled from the navigation computer the tracks recorded by the software.  I’ve exported them into a file that can be opened in Google Earth (software available here). 

The file has an individual track for each day we traveled so the little blue arrowhead symbol usually represents an anchorage.  There are a few “bonus” anchorages caused by when I had to restart the navigation software and a new track was created.  When you zoom in and see a symbol away from shore and with no obvious anchorage around, that is probably what happened.

Try as I might, I can’t get the above link to open directly in a download dialog box. Instead it takes you to a Microsoft Live web page from which you have to select download in order to get it onto your local computer.