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Thursday, February 5, 2009

First Google Map

Today I needed to accomplish some things other than blogging (haha). I have so many projects going (always), that I split the afternoon into twelve 15-minute segments and worked a little bit on each project. It looks like I got a lot done! I needed that.

I started an email dialogue with the other members of the hike group for May. And thanks to some other hiker groups I've found out how easy and useful Google Maps are. They won't work for hiking with, but they are great for planning and sharing with people at a distance. You can see some other examples (by other people) at my North Country Trail News blog, if you are interested.

So I grabbed an image of the map and added a couple of labels, just so you can see where this is, more or less. Total is 130 miles. Link to the real thing, that you can zoom in or change to satellite background, etc is below.

Finally, I'm going to add a post about another blog. I'm being self serving to do so, because it enters me in a contest to win this beautiful painting, (1st prize) or one of 5 signed prints.

I still have mixed feelings about the blogosphere-- all this internal swapping of points, links, games, prizes-- but when I first joined Entrecard John Wright Art was one of the very first blogs that I marked as a favorite. I have a real love for watercolor, and great respect for anyone who can do it well. He does! And I really like the picture he is going to give away, so... this blog is MY quality day, so I can do it if I want to!

See Arrowhead 2009 Hike Route on Google Maps


rainfield61 said...

Wow!! What can I say? Your life is so wonderful.
Let keep it up and share all the interested explorations to us.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Thank you rainfield- but remember, I am choosing to share the wonderful stuff. My life has at least as many rough edges as everyone else's. The point of MQD is to recall the good parts!

However, I make the hiking a priority, and it's the GOOD-est part!

Sandy said...

Google maps are pretty aweseome, how did we get from point A to B without them? I'm geographically challenged anyway, so need all the help I can get.

Love the print, and good luck on winning it.

Have a great wkend.

Anonymous said...

hallo there..,is my first time to visiting your blog,is nice ...

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Sandy- I hope to do lots more with that map, but it's a quick 'n' dirty start anyway. It's easy and works well- not too many glitches that I have found yet.

devianty- Thanks! Hope you come back. Saw your article about GPS

Rick (Ratty) said...

I've been using Google Maps to get directions to some of my new discoveries for the past year now. I'd be lost without it. Good luck in the win the painting contest.

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Ratty- Thank you! I'm not really comfortable with posts like the one about the contest, but it's an entrance requirement. Reasonable... he's giving it away, he wants links as a return for his work. Maybe I'll occasionally do things like that here, on the more personal of my blogs, but not on the news ones.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link in this post, Sharkbytes. It's much appreciated and Good Luck in the competition.