(50 char max)
should be a short name that best describes this record. This
term shows as the name of the record above the map and is the
term used to search Yahoo's Flickr. The Flickr search is an 'and'
search so all of the words must match in order to bring up relevant
Flickr photos. The Project field and the Description Field are
the only required fields.
(200 char max)
is the primary text describing the record. It should be 'to the
point' but also contain as many 'keywords' as possible. The LocEight
search function is an 'or' search by default (can be changed)
so any words will match the search term. The Project field and
the Description Field are the only required fields.
(500K max file size)
uploaded GPS data the POI file is the primary data key driving
the record. If you have a simple POI file (ex. Magellan eXplorist
.upt file which only has waypoints) then you can also load a
Track file (it doesn't have to be a Magellan .log file.) Complex
files (ex. Google KML or Topographix GPX) can contain both POIs
and Tracks and should be uploaded as a POI file - no track file
is necessary. If you upload a complex POI file with Tracks and
also a Track file the tracks in the POI file will be overwritten
by the tracks in the Track file. There is no maximum on the number
of POIs or track points but the more points a file contains the
longer it takes to load - and the harder it is to present focused
information to the searcher. Current file types that can be uploaded
are CSV, LOC (you can use a text editor to stack multiple .LOC
instances on top of each other and upload all as a single .LOC
file. Each .LOC POI will contain a link to that record on the
GC.COM web site), GPX, XML, UPT, KML, OV2, MPS, GDB, USR, WPT
(Magellan and OziE), or .GPS files. Other type files will be
rejected. Photos and text will appear under the first POI in
the file, designated with the Orange INFO marker.
(500K max file size)
points are used to draw polylines on the map. If you only upload
a Track file (no POI file) any pictures or notations will appear
on a 'POI point' created at one end of the track file. Current
track files that can be uploaded are CSV, GPX, LOG, KML, NMA
(.nma is our designated file suffix for a NMEA log file), TRK,
and .PLT. All other type files will be rejected. If the track
file is a complex file (KML, GPX, etc.) and contains POIs they
will be treated like a POI file but the file really should be
uploaded as a POI file instead of a track file.
(1,000K max file
intent of the Map upload is to take a screen shot of of your
data on a map (ex. your data on a 3D Google Earth Map) and add
notations to the map that personalize your POIs and Tracks with
information from your experiences, more-so than you can do with
just the tracks and POIs. These are GIF, JPG, and PNG
files. Other type files will be rejected. Alternately, this can
be used for an additional photo. This is a link to our Pismo Beach 3D Google Earth Map. This is
one of our 3D Google Earth
Point Reyes Maps. One software we like for grabbing screen
shots is SnagIt
although there are others available. Map mark-ups allow you to
add much more of your experience to the record.
(1,000K max file
two thought processes on the photos. One of highlighting the
data, locations, businesses, places, things, etc. You can think
of these type records as promotional, documentation, historical,
or business. The other is family and friends. And there is some
crossover. We encourage you to focus your records in order to
provide more information to the person searching for information.
If the data leans both ways, make two records. But at the end
of the day, its up to you, your data, your creativity, your record.
These are GIF, JPG, and PNG files. All others will be rejected.
An alternate method of adding photos is to upload them to your
Yahoo Flickr account then name this Record (in the Project field
- the first field above) with a very specific term that matches
your Flickr search term. When the user clicks 'Flickr' on the
map options it will open a browser to your photos.
Map and Photo Descriptions
(50 char max)
are necessary for each Photo or Map. It becomes the text that
the hyperlink to the photo is attached to (the clickable link.)
If you upload a photo with no description it will still be in
your record but just not show up on the map.
Link to Data Source
you wish to associate yourself or your business with the data
record enter a link to a web site of your choice. If you wish
for your identity to remain hidden leave this field blank. This
link will also appear in the copyright section of the .GPX Exchange
and Google Earth KML file downloads.
is your name or Company. This will also be the Copyright Owner
in the header of any output .GPX Exchange file for this data
is a small snapshot of your Logo. SnagIt, mentioned above is
great for doing this. Let us know and we can make one for you.
The size will generally have to be reduced to fit where it goes
on the search and map page. Try to keep it under 40h x 80w pixels.
GIF, JPG, PNG accepted.
Allow GPX Download
checked it will allow anyone that visits the Record to download
it in .GPX Exchange file format. If you wish make your data accessible
please protect your data by entering the Record Owner and Link
to data Source for copyright purposes. This check box also allows
the record to be exported to Google Earth.
Allow Record Email
checked it will allow anyone that visits the Record to E-mail
a link to this record to someone else. The link will be 'locked'
for GPX download and E-mail functions (even for you unless you
login from that instance of the record.)
a web link here will attach it to the Description (second item
in this table). When the record is displayed on the map and the
Info (I) pin is clicked, the Description will show. Clicking
on the Description will open a new browser to this link.
Search & Modify
||Search/Modify allows you to
search through YOUR records for editing purposes. You can add
search terms to any fields. Leaving fields blank will pull up
all of your records. You must click 'Search/Modify' to edit records.
NOTE: Do not use the 'Import Data' feature - you could wipe out
ALL of your records.