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Re: Alternative Mapping
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924332 by PI Joe
Apr 13, 2016 9:14am
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Yes the Google map is by year, county map on density.
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924334 by Squatchis
Apr 13, 2016 1:46pm
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I'm all signed up with an account, but I can't get it to change colors even after adding a legend. What am I doing wrong?
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924358 by Sudoku Crazy
Apr 13, 2016 1:54pm
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Without knowing what exactly you're doing it's hard to say.

Assuming you have an account, have made your desired legend.
Then go to each individual state from the drop down menu in the top right and mark your travels as desired. Makes sure you save or update.

It does take up to an hour before the site updates changes, so you won't see any changes on the national map until then.
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924359 by Squatchis
Apr 13, 2016 1:58pm
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I just couldn't get the colors to change. Logging out and back in seems to have worked!
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924329 by Squatchis
Apr 13, 2016 2:39pm
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Can you get the data bu exporting it? And how many boxes can you export at a time
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924362 by Baqash
Apr 13, 2016 6:20pm
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I don't follow.

I can export all the data point from the Google map onto a specific type of file which preserves whatever data you give it and GPS location.

The county map is pretty non exportable besides the maps as far as I'm aware
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924385 by Squatchis
Apr 13, 2016 6:41pm
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I was asking if you can export the location data from AQ or if you retyped everything
Re: Alternative Mapping
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924387 by Baqash
Apr 13, 2016 6:47pm
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Retyped everything. I have my own digital log book which I maintain.

Typical logging is as follows.
Log on Aq/lbna
Place pin on map (at as exact a location I can manage)
Determine country based off Google maps if in doubt
Log digital log.
Update county map as needed.
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924387 by Baqash
Apr 14, 2016 8:38am
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I was asking if you can export the location data from AQ

I got the My Maps on Google to accept data exported from AQ. First I did an advanced search of my boxes--apparently only 100 can be done per layer. Then I mapped the results to KMI. After it did its thing I checked my download file and an earth file had appeared with the data. I could edit that file by clicking on the pin I wanted and deleting ones such as mysteries and bonus boxes. I went to My Maps and chose import data and then dragged the earth icon onto the add a layer. It worked.
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924411 by Wronghat
Apr 14, 2016 9:33am
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I got the My Maps on Google to accept data exported from AQ.

Thanks. 100 at a time. guess i'll save it for when i have better service and more time.
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924280 by Squatchis
Apr 19, 2016 9:22am
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Kelsung has one of these

You can only have so many pins per map, so I have two for every year since 2009 (one each for previous years) with different colors per year . When Google Maps changed a couple years ago, I don't know how to get it to open multiple maps at once. It looks like you're still able to do that, so can you tell me how?

Here's an old screen cap from a couple years ago (2013?) that I just found (inspiring my late reply to this thread):

http://letterboxing.kelsung.com/map.jpg
Re: Alternative Mapping
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Reply to: #924780 by Kelsung
Apr 19, 2016 2:21pm
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Need my sunshades to look at that map!