Bogong ski runs (.kml) for Avenza Maps app

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  1. kirktab

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    Designed for Avenza Maps app on mobile devices, using a couple of different sources. Download a topo map of the Mt Bogong area from Avenza store (eg SV Maps 'Bogong Alpine Area' 1:50k).
    Save the .txt file to computer & change file extension from .txt to .kml.
    Email the .kml file to yourself & collect the email on your device. Import the kml contents into the Avenza map using the app's Layers tool (second icon from right at bottom of Avenza UI).
    Click on individual tracks for pop-up showing run name & length. Contents can be edited in Avenza app or (easier) by importing .kml into Google Earth.
     

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    Beaut! Thx!!
     
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    CarveMan aussieskier.com
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    Awesome thanks - I use that app.
     
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    currawong Old And Crusty
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    can a mod please sticky this?
     
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    Success - thanks so much! Now I can map the runs to the photos I took on the Big Fella this week!
     

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    There were still 2 pockets of snow on Bogong on 3rd January!!
     
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    Wow that's crazy, I live not far from the bottom of bogong and it's amazing how the white stuff is still holding on with some of the warm days we have had, though so far it's been a mild summer and somewhat delayed one.
     
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    :thumbs:;):thumbs:;) Thanks Kirktab,
    copied overlayed on google earth then saved to Garmin Base Camp. looking forward to using them.
     
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    Thanks kirktab, legend. The Avenza Maps app is fantastic!
     
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    Have gone through and labelled the google map
     
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    If anyone else uses google earth a lot ... here's a google earth kmz file with:
    - 1:50 Topo overlaid
    - Runs and run names in the sub folders
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4mttat007dm062r/AAA_np7sBJAU8Lh2EkcwQptUa?dl=0



    Also; something I use quite a lot which others may find helpful is a GPS conversion website.
    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input

    Quite useful to create .gpx files from lists of coords, google maps directions etc. And back to google earth if needed too.
    Quick way to convert UTM to lat/long as well. Redfearn website isn't that easy ...!