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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 05:16 PM
Digital Baja Almanac coming


I am a couple on months away from releasing the first digital Baja Almanac.
Designed primarily for use in conjunction with Google Earth.
Best for the big screen at home.
To study. To explore. To search. To plan.
Not intended for phones - will work on tablets though.

For the first time every map item (ranchos, beaches, mountains, arroyos etc) are searchable.

I have section G12C29 ready for your viewing and feedback
http://baja101.com/Baja-GPS/G12C29-12.kmz

what is it you would like me to add?
what should I omit?




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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 05:26 PM


My feedback is "wow"! The almanac would be a very useful tool. Your own personal experiences? And maybe crowd-sourced in the future?
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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 05:44 PM


WOW WOW WOW
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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 06:04 PM


My feedback is "wow"! The almanac would be a very useful tool. Your own personal experiences? And maybe crowd-sourced in the future?
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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 06:20 PM


My feedback is "wow"! The almanac would be a very useful tool. Your own personal experiences? And maybe crowd-sourced in the future?
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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 06:34 PM


wow! I can't open it (computer says I need to choose a program)?? but I think this is an AWESOME idea and I can't believe no one has already done it!



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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 06:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
wow! I can't open it (computer says I need to choose a program)?? but I think this is an AWESOME idea and I can't believe no one has already done it!


as I mentioned, it was designed for Google Earth
get it - its free

https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#download-pro

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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 07:56 PM


Very impressive. That's an incredible amount of very hard earned knowledge.





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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 08:09 PM


a word of advise

the Digital Baja Almanac works best Google Earth Pro
using the data on the web version of Google Earth will eliminate all custom icons
same if you were to convert to gpx (sure works) - you'll lose all of the custom features

Google Earth Pro for desktop is free
https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#download-pro




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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 09:53 PM


Interesting to say the least. Would you be doing sections as you presented now that can be turned on and off as needed. Lots of stuff there, thanks for the hard work.
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[*] posted on 1-19-2019 at 11:56 PM


Tom,

all categories are in separate layers
they can be turned on and off at will

in fact the dataset is so extensive that I always start the program with most layers off
otherwise graphics on the computer can't handle all at once

there are no regional layers though
turning "ranchos" on - starts displaying all ranchos in Baja

I created a separate data set of the G12C12 topo sheet just to demonstrate how the final product will look like




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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 05:28 AM


Awesome, cant wait for the finished product!
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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 08:38 AM


I turned some of the layers off for more clarity
less clutter - clearer picture

its up to you to turn on items that interest you

here is the version you download (some general interest layers are on):



how it looks when all layers are on:



David might just turn on the Camino Real and Cuestas layers:



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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 09:55 AM


Great work, Harald.
Maybe in the Baja Road Conditions forum have a thread with each area of Baja you have made these maps listed for future reference?




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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 10:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Great work, Harald.
Maybe in the Baja Road Conditions forum have a thread with each area of Baja you have made these maps listed for future reference?


I have it for all of Baja. Like in the printed Almanac - everything is covered. Without the Almanac errors. I added my own goofs.




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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 10:19 AM


So you have a map with arroyos named? Changed Zamora to El Volcan, etc.? Great... is this something we can see? My area of most interest is the San Felipe to Gonzaga Bay region and inland to the mountain divide.



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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 10:32 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
So you have a map with arroyos named? Changed Zamora to El Volcan, etc.? Great... is this something we can see? My area of most interest is the San Felipe to Gonzaga Bay region and inland to the mountain divide.


I used only names provided on Mexican government topo maps (with some exceptions).
H11B87 shows Arroyo Zamora as well as Arroyo el Volcan
what would you like to change, David?




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Those two need to be reversed.



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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 10:49 AM


hellllll yesssss, this is amazing! nice work my friend



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[*] posted on 1-20-2019 at 11:45 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Those two need to be reversed.


H11B87 is wrong?




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