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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2012, 03:17:28 PM »
This thread should definitely be kept in a prime position! I've personally found this to be incredibly useful resource  :xmas146


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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2012, 10:48:12 PM »
I read this thread before I went back and rewatched every season, and I noticed that only the Pitstops from the American seasons were covered. I'm not a pro at this like Neobie, and many of these seasons aren't in English, but I tried to be as precise as possible There are a few that aren't correct, ranging from a few yards to...having no clue (help would be appreciated, especially with HaMerotz LaMillion's Finish Line.), so I put in parentheses in the names of those that I know aren't perfect a short description of how off they are. So here are the Pitstops from the International Versions for anyone who's interested.

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Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2013, 08:50:19 PM »
So one of the things I absolutely love to do is to track The Amazing Race on Google Earth, finding all the places they go to and marking them down. I've made one for every season that's finished airing so far.

I'd love to share them with you, but first someone needs to suggest to me a good file-sharing site that I can upload them to. Preferably one that doesn't take them down after a certain amount of disuse.
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Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2013, 11:06:49 PM »
www.photobucket.com should work.
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Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2013, 11:10:15 PM »
I am sure Neobie did this as well!
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Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2013, 11:11:02 PM »
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Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2013, 11:32:29 PM »
Heh, cool. But this isn't just Pit Stops. It's everything.

I see that I can add attachments to my post. Didn't see that, lol. Anyone have any objections if I make multiple posts in a row to get them all? Combined filesize of them all is 3.5 MB
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Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2013, 04:12:36 AM »
rapidshare?

THIS IS AWESOME <3
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Re: Amazing Race KMZ files (Google Earth)
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2013, 12:45:52 PM »
Hosting isn't strictly necessary. Say for example I don't have GE and want to view Neobie's project. Here is the URL for his post attachment:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=25196.0;attach=171918
Copy that address and paste it into the search box for Google maps; hit the search button and...there it is.
So once you've finished your project, just attach it to a post.


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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2013, 02:45:38 PM »
I can't attach it to a post, it's too big.

I'm trying to use Rapidshare, but I'm getting incredibly confused. I don't know how to give permission for others to download my file...
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2013, 06:37:52 PM »
This is terrific! Thank you!

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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2013, 02:35:58 AM »
Aha! Got it with Google Drive!

HERE THEY ARE!!

You can view them on Google Maps just by clicking on them, but to get the full experience I suggest you download them and open them with Google Earth, because then you can see the icons, labels and descriptions I've included.

Now I am just one person. I've done my best, but there's most certainly going to be some mistakes and inaccuracies. Sometimes I simply can't find anything and have to guess. If you have anything significant to bring to my attention about anything I can change or fix, please let me know. But if you just want to say "hey, move that one label a little bit over, it's kinda off", I'm probably not going to bother.

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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2013, 12:00:08 PM »
Here's Season 22
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2013, 12:40:49 PM »
They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2013, 03:28:57 PM »
They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk

Thank you, that is very helpful. I get most all of my data either directly from the show or from Wikipedia, so corrections like these are always welcome.
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2013, 05:29:34 PM »
I got a problem here. After I import the KMZ file in Google Map, it doesn't show the route marker. Does anyone here know how to fix it?
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2013, 06:05:04 PM »
They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk

Thank you, that is very helpful. I get most all of my data either directly from the show or from Wikipedia, so corrections like these are always welcome.

Being nitpicky again :lol: The ferry teams took went to Birkenhead, which is just on the outskirts of Liverpool, hence why teams simply couldn't walk from the Port of Liverpool buildings to Lime Street (about a 10 minute walk) and have all of them bunched together on one train to Euston - it's marked as STENA LINE LIVERPOOL on Google Maps :tup:
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2013, 10:00:54 PM »
I got a problem here. After I import the KMZ file in Google Map, it doesn't show the route marker. Does anyone here know how to fix it?

I don't quite understand your question. If you mean you can't see the icons, names and descriptions, it seems it takes a bit to load in Google Drive. Try it again. Or, otherwise, please clarify.

They caught their train from Lime Street, not South Parkway jsyk

Thank you, that is very helpful. I get most all of my data either directly from the show or from Wikipedia, so corrections like these are always welcome.

Being nitpicky again :lol: The ferry teams took went to Birkenhead, which is just on the outskirts of Liverpool, hence why teams simply couldn't walk from the Port of Liverpool buildings to Lime Street (about a 10 minute walk) and have all of them bunched together on one train to Euston - it's marked as STENA LINE LIVERPOOL on Google Maps :tup:

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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2013, 10:18:12 PM »
GB, have you compared your locations to the locations mapped by Neobie for TAR 1-19?

There were some locations that, with discussion, Neobie was finally able to locate, such as the pit stop in the native village in northern Thailand in TAR 3, which really took a lot of discussion, and the start line location for TAR 2, which required some knowledge of the Florida Everglades and the cross-state highway US 41 as it was in 2002 and what had changed after that.

I do hope that we can somehow pull into one place all the precise information that has been generated on the date-times and locations for the filming of each Race. There has been a lot of projects that have gathered different pieces of that, but I'd really like to get all of that into a single depository.
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2013, 11:27:26 PM »
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2013, 12:17:37 AM »
theschnauzers: If you can provide a link directly to wherever he provides insight, I'll be glad to add it, but I'd rather not sift through pages upon pages of a thread if at all possible.

georgiapeach: I did all that hard work on the leaderboards on the wiki and you didn't even acknowledge me. *Anime tear*
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2013, 12:36:48 AM »
oh sweetie, I AM sorry! I KNOW you did a fabulous job!!

But TAR-time is all consuming this time of year...I save all the fun stuff up for my "down" time! :kuss:
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2013, 01:29:44 AM »
Heehee, I was just poking fun.

When I end up having to guess while making these TAR KMZ's, it just kills me. But sometimes, it's all I can do.

The earliest example I can think of: Did anyone ever find Songwe Village?
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Re: TAR Google Earth Project
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2013, 10:20:58 PM »
theschnauzers: If you can provide a link directly to wherever he provides insight, I'll be glad to add it, but I'd rather not sift through pages upon pages of a thread if at all possible.

georgiapeach: I did all that hard work on the leaderboards on the wiki and you didn't even acknowledge me. *Anime tear*

GB, go to the first page of this thread, you'll see the discussion between me and Neobie, and you'll find the attachment with Neobie's GE kmz file with the locations up through TAR 18 (post reply number 5)

If there are differences between what you have and what Neobie has, this thread would be a good place to work those out. And of course, Neobie has posted leg by leg maps of locations in different "map" threads, so for much of that it's a matter of transferring the information into the kmz file. (While I understand what to do, I am not proficient in actually creating those files.
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