Recently I wrote a post about a very neat program, My Tracks, which I have started using on my Droid.
My Tracks let me use my Droid to do a GPS track and then send it to my personal maps on Google Maps.
A problem showed up just a few days after I started using My Tracks. You could no longer send the tracks directly from my Droid smartphone to my maps on Google.
I joined a mailing list on the issue which I found had resulted from Google preparing to change some frameworks.
Today the weather warmed enough here on the Southern Outer Banks for me to take our skiff down the river for a short boat ride.
I decided to record the track and see if I could figure out how to get it to my maps on Google.
A number of folks on the mailing list had tried different techniques without any luck so I was not very hopeful.
I made the run down the river, recorded the track, and saved it as a KML file on my Droid. I plugged my Droid into my MacBook and turned on the USB storage option on the Droid. Then I dragged the KML file over to the Mac.
Next I used a FTP client to post the file on one of my websites. I copied the URL and logged into my Google Maps and used the import option and pasted the URL into the import box. It worked like a charm.
Tonight I added some photos to the track. I'll still look forward to Google fixing My Tracks, but this works well and will take care of my wanderings on the Crystal Coast for now.
You can check out the track of my trip to Swansboro by boat and the pictures that I added.
To see the pictures, click the camera icon, and then click the text link.