is a Geo-centric database that's free to search and free to join.
All LocEight's records are displayed on Google Satellite Maps
with 'click pins' identifying the record's features and Info
windows displaying text information. Unlike other GPS-based web
sites LocEight is generic as it relates to the source of your
GPS data. One Record could be a visit to Grandma's, another an
interesting Geocache (or a day of Geocaching), the next a business
trip, another a vacation, and yet another an off-road adventure.
You can create Geo-records relating to your business and post
the links on any web site.
you need to do is enter a search term or leave it blank to bring
up all records.
click on the link and sign up and create a password. We need
to know who you are to protect and identify your
data and where to contact you should we find opportunities for
your data. The records you create can be selectively anonymous
at your discretion. You can delete a record with a single click
and your data is removed from the LocEight server. Other than
the basic LocEight search function, no one can have access to
your data without your permission.
After you create an account the
simplest Record you can make has 1 POI (or Waypoint), a few Keywords,
and a brief (or not so brief) Description of the Record. It takes
5 minutes to sign up and five minutes to create a record. We
offer a wide array of data upload formats.
NEW FEATURE: You can create a
record without uploading GPS data. When you view the record on
the Google Map you can then Zoom to where you want to work and
add points and tracks by clicking on the map and then save them
to your record. Once you make your first point the initial point
that comes up in the middle of the US will disappear.
LocEight DATA Editor allows you to take your basic data overlaid
on Satellite and/or Street maps and add Points and Tracks to
enhance the record. There is no limit to the number of tracks
and Points you can add however there is a limit on how many you
can add at one time. You can also edit your basic data and upload
again as much as you want.
can add Photos or other .jpg/.gif./png files that will appear
as links in the info window that pops up when a Pin is clicked
on the map. In some of our records we have loaded the data set
into Google Earth and set up a 3D view, then taken a screen shot
of it. Then overlaid text that further describes the Record and
upload it to the record.
default Info point when displayed on the google map is the first
POI that loads. If there are no POIs and only a Track then its
the first track point. The Focus Point is placed somewhere in
the middle of the data set and becomes the anchor for the record
description as first entered when you created this record and
any photos that have been uploaded to the record.
can generate a .GPX file for download. GPX is becoming one of
the industry standards for the interchange of GPS-based information.
The GPX file contains all of your basic data, as well as the
additional Points and Tracks and links to any .jpg/.gif/.png
that you upload and assuming you chose to distribute the record,
should someone load one of your GPX records into an application
that understands GPX the links will pull the data off the LocEight
server. Your GPX record identifies you as the Author and Copyright
owner of the data set. You have the option of making each Record's
GPX download public or private.
can E-Mail a link to any of your Records to whoever you wish,
right from the map. You have the option of making the E-Mail
function for each record public or private.
can play your tracks. Take our Flight Around Pismo Bay.
data set can be output directly to Google Earth. (Google Earth
has to be installed on your PC and have the ability to import
data.) You have the option of making each Record's KML output
public or private.
When you load a Google Earth
file into GE it 'flys' to that data and the default is to come
in from directly above. LocEight allows you to progtam the angle
and driection from which you 'fly to' the data when it loads
The LocEight Map Application
has several other simpler functions such as changing the track
color and removing and replacing the tracks and points from the