Showing KML files on Google Maps

KML files can be shown on Google Maps once they've been uploaded to a site. Some limitations/bugs in Google Maps required modifications of BT747 available starting from V1.60.12.

Read the full article to find some examples.

mdeweerd's picture

OpenStreetMap (OSM)

BT747 can be used to prepare the GPX files to upload to OpenStreetMap.
To limit the time needed for the upload itself, and later for handling the upload, it is best to limit the size of the GPX file regardless of the data that you logged.

In BT747, you can select the fields that you write to the output file. On the 'Output Settings' tab of BT747, you can select the 'File Output Fields'. For OSM, the Time (UTC), Latitude, Longitude and Height fields are the minimum - you can unselect the others.

Desktop GUI

Installing the desktop version is easiest from the web. A reference to the installation links can be found on the Easy install page on http:/ . Installation from the web requires that you have 'Java Web Start' installed. This is already available on most Desktop systems. Further, you still need to have the low level drivers for the serial link (over USB or bluetooth). These were in principle on the CD that came with your GPS Logger if you have windows.


The installation procedure is different according to the platform.
We will detail the procedure according the the type of GUI first. Some common problems are explained in a separate section.

BT747 Documentation

The documentation on this site is work in progress. If you select the 'Print Only Version' link below, you'll get all the documentation on one page. If you can read German, your best starting point is Dirk Haase's site.

Syndicate content