Google Earth, Android and GC Layer File

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Is anyone using Google Earth on Android? I'm running it on an Android tablet just fine, but I can't get the Geocaching layer from the GC website to show up on the map. And the GC website doesn't have a software forum, but they do appear to have a large amount of pompous as#es.

I'd like to get this working, be the perfect companion for my GPSr....

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Works great for us here on a Samsung Droid Charge phone.

Also, welcome to the GC.com forums... a true snake pit. :knuppel2:

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Is anyone using Google Earth on Android? I'm running it on an Android tablet just fine, but I can't get the Geocaching layer from the GC website to show up on the map. And the GC website doesn't have a software forum, but they do appear to have a large amount of pompous as#es.

I'd like to get this working, be the perfect companion for my GPSr....

YUP YUP YUP.

I have not gone on those forums in over 6 years  :crazy2:

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And the GC website doesn't have a software forum, but they do appear to have a large amount of pompous as#es.

An unpleasant place indeed.  They follow the example set by the leader.

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Works great for us here on a Samsung Droid Charge phone.

Also, welcome to the GC.com forums... a true snake pit. :knuppel2:

Thanks for the welcome, nice maladjusted group here, think I'm gonna like it just fine. ;D

Just want to clarify, I can run Google Earth just fine. I just can't get the Geocaching map layer to appear. Also tried on my Samsung Galaxy S, same thing. If you've got it working, I'm jealous.

Really don't want to buy a Windows tablet, or drag my netbook around. But the desktop Windows version of Google Earth works with the GC layer great, and has a better feature set.

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Let me know if you solve that one. The Android version seems somewhat limited. It does have a way to set a different database, provided you have the URL for it. Perhaps that will get us there? I wouldn't know where to start getting the URL for a Google Earth Geocaching database though.

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I might try it again on my Xoom tonight. I feed it an Ice Cream Sandwich for dinner last night and I know a number of things changed. Not all for the good.

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Mmm... ice cream...

ICS is not out for the Toshiba yet.. can't wait.

The ICS ROM for my phone isn't matured enough for me to take the plunge just yet...

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Since the gc.com layer for google earth is intentionally fuzzed, why would you do that vs c:geo live maps with the satellite layer active? I have the google satellite map showing accurate cache placement on my 10.1" Thrive - would that accomplish the same goal?

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ICS is not out for the Toshiba yet.. can't wait.

+1

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Um, I have an Android phone. It is an HTC EVO 4G. It has the Google Earth layer for me. I just hit navagate to cache and I get a choice of maps. I always choose Goggle Earth. Then I go to the compass screen as I get closer to the cache.

Perhaps you could force a close and redo the app?

That is the only suggestion I have sorry.

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This is referencing the gc.com kml file.

-message composed via phone-

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I use Google Earth for Android on my Acer A500 occasionally, but every time I enter a set of geo coordinates, it rounds it off to the nearest street address. Not very useful for geocaching. And I still haven't figured a method for importing GC layers into it. Works fine on my desktop, or laptop, but the Android version is all but useless, unless I'm missing a hidden setting somewhere.

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The kml file on the page is useless. They purposefully have a server that does nothing but obfuscate the coordinates by between 50 and 200 feet in the kml. It's only good to get a general idea where caches are .. say for planning a route between cities. They do this on purpose and it sucks.

Your best bet would be to use gpx files on your droid with live map software, like c-geo or with locus.

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