I can download the logs from the APM1 but I am trying to figure out how to get it to overlay in the google maps.  I have been trying and keep going through the wiki with no luck.  Anybody that can would be greatly appriciated.

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I tried to use Google Maps too but was unsuccessful. Instead of it install Google Earth so the plugin comes ready to use. All you have to do is go to your logs folder and double click on any .kmz file. It should open your logged path on the map.

The two great geeks of my geek show  did this just a while ago in their episode 79 (Episode 79 - APM Data Logging).

Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dGYKJ9X4H8&feature=plcp


heres the link to google earth


Hi All, 

I have problem with a proper display of the log path (kmz file) in google earth. I can see some coloured dots on the google earth screen and I suppose there are lon and lat coordinates in the time intervals but they are not joined with the line and they are not connected with the third coordinate which is z (alt), so I cannot see the 'ledder" of my flight above the ground. Can someone point me if there is a problem with my GPS configuration or a GE propties? Attaching my logs. Thanks in advance. Brt


ok. already got it! thanks :)

I was having a similar problem, and like you, I ended up figuring it out.  At least in my copy of Google Earth ("GE"), these were NOT the default settings.  For those who don't care to fool with it, here is what worked for me:

  • Open the KMZ file in GE either by double-clicking the file or dragging it into GE.
  • It will appear as a "temporary place" under "Places" in the left pane.  You may need to expand "Places" to see it
  • Expand the KMZ file by clicking on the right arrow next to it.  There should be a "Log" entry.
  • Right click on "Log", select "Properties"
  • Select the "Style, Color" tab
  • If you changed modes during your flight, there may be multiple tracks of different colors under "Log".  If this is the case, you will get an option to "Share Style".  Click that.  OR, you may set the altitude properties for each track individually by expanding "Log" and setting properties for each track similar to what I describe next.
  • Under "Lines", select "Filled" for a continuous curtain of color under the track, or "Outlined" for the "ladder" effect shown in the example video mentioned earlier in this post.
  • Select the "Altitude" tab
  • In the drop-down box to the right of "altitude", select "Relative to ground"
  • Click the box by "Extend path to ground"
  • The result should look like the one in the example video. 

Thanks for your reply Bruce. As you said, the problem was a GE displaying configuration and all is ok now. Brt


I am facing the same issue that BertzillAvionics was facing. 

I tried the solution that is provided by Bruce but it is not working for me. I am also getting the dots. After trying bruce's solution, I am getting the lines but everything of same color. I want everything, all the different modes in different colors. Also, I want to know how to read the data provided in it. 

I mean, I want to check the altitude at a particular point but it is not showing me that or may be I am not able to find it. 

What are all the things that I want to check are, 

1) Roll at a particular point

2) Pitch angle at a particular point

3) Altitude at a particular point

4) Speed at a particular point (Its OK if I get the ground speed and not the airspeed)

At least I want these things with different color codes for different modes.

How can I get this? Can anyone please help me with this?

Thank you in advance.

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