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    Hey Guys,

    The I've just created a google earth file for existing sections of the Ice Age Trail. The file was created by converting the Wisconsin DNR's GIS centerline into google earth kmz format, so it doesn't contain any original work by me. I've read the download/usage agreement for the original GIS data, and I believe posting the google earth file is full compliance, since I have made appropriate citations.

    Anyhow, the data might be significantly outdated, sinch the metadata in the original gis file says the creation date is from 1999. I'm not sure about that though.

    Here's the link to the GE forum where I've posted the file: Link

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    Mr. Parkay, I am not exaggerating when I say that you are the greatest human being on this planet!

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    Default Yea!

    VERY cool. Thank You!!

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    It does seem out of date, though. One of my favorite sections, the Chequamegon section in Taylor county from Hwy 64 to the Mondeaux flowage, is missing.

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    great job, I observed the KML but it is in two pieces at 300 ave. (large gap)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    great job, I observed the KML but it is in two pieces at 300 ave. (large gap)
    Yeah, the track has tons of missing pieces... so I quess it only includes sections that are considered finished trail (although I'm not sure about that). It would be cool to fill in the blanks with "suggested" road walk routes.

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    How wonderful.... I miss the Ice Age Trail!! It is wonderful and the people that maintain it are wonderful. Thanks Mr. Parkay

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    There are several sections missing. If this is from 1999... they build a few new miles every year. A new guide book came out this year www.iceagetrail.org you can get it through the website

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    It will be nice to see the entire trail when completed. The folks at the IAPTF are doing a good job. Nice to see Monty the mastadon as your icon Ice Age!!!

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    Thank you or this data, Mr Parkay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw88 View Post
    How wonderful.... I miss the Ice Age Trail!! It is wonderful and the people that maintain it are wonderful. Thanks Mr. Parkay
    I mirror that sentiment, Mr. Parkay. Good job!

    Bearpaw: you don't have to miss the trail. I'm sure my sons and I and maybe even Ice Age would be happy to hit the trail with you some weekend.
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    Is any one else having trouble opening this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puddingboy View Post
    Is any one else having trouble opening this?
    I just clicked on the file... and it seems to be working normally as far as I can tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Parkay View Post
    I just clicked on the file... and it seems to be working normally as far as I can tell.
    Well, I clicked on the file, then an open thing popped up and I clicked on that, then a save thing popped up and I clicked on that, then It repeated with the open/save file popups until I gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puddingboy View Post
    Well, I clicked on the file, then an open thing popped up and I clicked on that, then a save thing popped up and I clicked on that, then It repeated with the open/save file popups until I gave up.
    I'll try and PM you with the file. Check your mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Parkay View Post
    Hey Guys,

    The I've just created a google earth file for existing sections of the Ice Age Trail. The file was created by converting the Wisconsin DNR's GIS centerline into google earth kmz format, so it doesn't contain any original work by me...
    I still use your creation often. Any updates available yet?
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    Hey Mike!

    I think that the original poster got the data from the WI DNR GIS website.

    If you download GPS Babel or similar you may be able to convert it to a .kml file for Google Earth.

    This assumes that the DNR has updated their GIS info since the original post.

    I would do it but I don't get much time in front of a computer these days

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