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Opportunity Route Map
ngunn
post Oct 26 2010, 10:15 PM
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I know I'm at the back of the class but I won't be shy. What is a KML?
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post Oct 26 2010, 10:39 PM
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Keyhole Markup Language


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post Oct 26 2010, 11:03 PM
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It's the file that ET has been attaching to every map update for months and months, and loads directly into Google Earth (once you've added on the local maps for Opportunity ) so you can see the route for yourself, as much or as little as you want.
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post Oct 26 2010, 11:29 PM
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This shows you what you can do with Google Earth and Eduardo's .kml files, Nigel...

http://roadtoendeavour.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/moving-on-2


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post Oct 27 2010, 09:30 AM
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Thanks all re KMLs. My system comes up with 'unknown file type' when I click on those. However I do greatly appreciate 'Road to Endeavour' which is always admirably clear and instantly accessible.
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post Oct 27 2010, 10:14 AM
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Thanks, but I have to stress it's only because of Tesheiner's brilliant work with those KML files that my blog is of any use to anyone! laugh.gif


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post Oct 27 2010, 03:30 PM
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Here's the map update corresponding to sol 2402.
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Attached File  Route_Map_Sol2402.kml ( 64.38K ) Number of downloads: 243


QUOTE (ngunn @ Oct 27 2010, 11:30 AM) *
My system comes up with 'unknown file type' when I click on those.

Mmm, don't you have Google Earth on your computer?
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post Oct 27 2010, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Oct 27 2010, 04:30 PM) *
Mmm, don't you have Google Earth on your computer?


Not the right version, apparently.
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post Oct 29 2010, 11:43 AM
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Now that Opportunity has almost reached the flat parking lot / tarmac I thought it was time to post again the "biggie" map. It is updated up to sol 2404.
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Attached File  Route_Map_Sol2404.kml ( 65.11K ) Number of downloads: 142


Edit: Here's an updated KML file with a corrected position for sol 2404. The "mobility data" was off by around 5m.
Attached File  Route_Map_Sol2404n.kml ( 65.11K ) Number of downloads: 156


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post Oct 29 2010, 06:28 PM
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Cool. For those who want to follow the trek of opportunity I have this tip: Just save the new big map from Tesheiner to your desktop. Every time he posts a new small map of the current progress, just open it, copy the picture and paste it into the big map. The alignment is easy. This is done within 30 seconds. I made this the last half year. You always have the the current route as picture and always the context of current drive.


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post Oct 30 2010, 08:39 AM
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QUOTE (MoreInput @ Oct 29 2010, 10:28 AM) *
Cool. For those who want to follow the trek of opportunity I have this tip: Just save the new big map from Tesheiner to your desktop. Every time he posts a new small map of the current progress, just open it, copy the picture and paste it into the big map. The alignment is easy. This is done within 30 seconds. I made this the last half year. You always have the the current route as picture and always the context of current drive.


Thanks for this excellent idea, especially since Google Earth is working awfully for me with the overlays. My Mac Pro is loaded with 5 GB of RAM, but freezes up constantly in GE. Can't figure it out. I delete the overlays and it works great. Still waiting for the folks at NASA to embed the detailed overlays right into Google Mars' servers! That's gonna be great.
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post Oct 30 2010, 03:49 PM
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I'm currently using the overlay created while testing the MapTiler tool (see this post) and it works quite smoothly. Let's see if I can make it available.

And back to the business of this thread, here's a crop of the map around sol 2405 and the corresponding KML file.
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Attached File  Route_Map_Sol2405.kml ( 65.29K ) Number of downloads: 185
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post Nov 2 2010, 11:23 AM
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ADMIN: Several unproductive posts moved to the "Kitchen Junk Drawer" thread.
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post Nov 4 2010, 04:42 PM
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There's still not enough images to confirm the position after sol 2410, but if we trust the rover's mobility info here's our current site.
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Attached File  Route_Map_Sol2410.kml ( 66K ) Number of downloads: 128
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post Nov 5 2010, 10:10 PM
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An updated version.
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Attached File  Route_Map_Sol2410n.kml ( 66.38K ) Number of downloads: 108
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