Haven't tried it yet, but this sounds useful:

"Now, with Google Earth 5.2, we’ve added the ability to view elevation, speed, and other data as a graph directly in Google Earth. Just connect your GPS device to upload your track, and select “View Elevation Profile” from the menu. This will bring up elevation and speed graphs. If your GPS device records additional information such as heart rate or cadence, these will also be available to view in the graph. You can also see statistics such as total elevation, maximum slope, and average speed. You can select a portion of your ride and get statistics for just that section."

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Comment by AVS on June 15, 2010 at 7:50am
Hmmm, very nice. Got to use that in the GCS!

Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 15, 2010 at 7:52am
oooh thats cool
Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 15, 2010 at 1:21pm
Our vehicle's heart rate is around 2200rpm.
Comment by Paul Marsh on June 15, 2010 at 2:32pm
Not directly related to DIY UAV's, so I don't expect a big discussion--maybe a PM. Can someone explain the economics why Google is doing all of this, i.e. what's posted here, street-level photos of mile after mile of roads across the U.S., etc., etc. It can't be advertising. I never see ads on Googlemaps, or I don't notice them and certainly don't resond to them. Enough time taken here. Thanks.
Comment by Dr Mike Black on June 15, 2010 at 5:16pm
Paul, that is a very good point...also be interested...must be a big brother thing..

Very cool addon to GCS thoough


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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 15, 2010 at 6:11pm
Google makes money from ads in Google Maps (which uses the same data as Google Earth) and makes money in Google Earth from the Pro version.

I wrote a book about this ;-)
Comment by Mauro Rodriguez on June 15, 2010 at 6:16pm
link to the book? :D

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 15, 2010 at 6:31pm
Comment by Greg Fletcher on June 15, 2010 at 7:03pm
Does any one know if there is a standard track file format? I have been using an online kml generator with recorded data. I record csv on a micro sd in my ardustation. I can make the format any thing I want if I knew what it was.
Comment by Ravi Gaddipati on June 16, 2010 at 7:14am
Why google earth? NASA's worldwind has supported similar features for a while, and has other stuff like 3D anaglyph displays, terrain profiler, and others :http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/java/demos/


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