Immediately after our wedding celebration, we started a trip through SW USA together with Karel’s family. A more detailed description of that trip is probably beyond the scope of this blog (after all, we didn’t start this website until we returned from that trip), but I used this trip to test new feature of our website: KML tracks and Flickr support.
Every time we use our Garmin GPS for navigation, it records the position of our car; I converted the resulting GPX tracks into KML information using an online converter. Some cut ‘n paste from the KML files and voilá: we now have a detailed map of our route as part of this blog. You now can see exactly where we have been during our trip – zoom in to your heart’s content and figure out where we got lost 🙂
During our honeymoon, we’ll do the same to keep track of where we’ve been. We’ll use both our Garmin GPS and iPhones to track our whereabouts; Marek, a friend/former colleague of Karel, own a company that makes GPS tracking software for the iPhone and he’ll provide an app that can be used to track our location on the iPhone. That’ll come in handy especially when we’re not driving (which is usually the case).
Karel’s family will be especially delighted to be able to see where they’ve been during their first trip to the USA.
We also switched to Flickr to store our pictures; while the gallery on our website works fine, putting the images up on Flickr allows easier copying and printing of pictures. Here is a gallery of the photos that Karel took:
Note to self: don’t switch off the GPS while driving, otherwise “holes” in the route occur…
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