Finally, real interaction between GPS handhelds and Google Earth. Trimble has partnered with Google to integrate GPS data with phones and other handheld devices with the Google mapping software. Get the layer for the google earth software and you will see little green hikers on the map. Clicking the hiker icons will reveal data, comments and photos from other users who have done that particular hike.
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through partnerships with magazines including Backpacker, Bicycling and Mountain Bike… resource for outdoors enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to do a little research before setting out on a hike. You can access lots of multimedia info on fitness and outdoor adventures, including routes, points of interest, pictures, video segments and even audio clips. With Google Earth, you can view hundreds of hikes that have already been logged and completed, and view personalized web content.
So you can view other peoples hikes with photos at specific points of interest! I can’t wait to get this software, the only downside I see is it appears to only work on Windows 🙁 Tremble, this looks like a fantstic product, please start a blog and make a Mac version!
I hope this product increases awareness of the outdoors and encourages more people to get out into the hills.