Thursday, December 1, 2011

You need this visual tutorial to see your Latitude history in Google Earth


Latitude's default location history map and KML export  will only give you one day at a time.  This tutorial helps you work around the limit to view your entire location history in Google Earth or another map viewer.

(Thanks to Ask Metafilter for the tip.)




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Choose today or a different end date.





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With the end date selected, right-click the "Export to KML" link and select "Copy Link Address".

Paste that link address into a text editor.

Change the default start date (which will be about 24 hours before the end date) to some much smaller number:




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Paste the modified URL into your browser, hit Enter, save the KML file.

Load the KML file into Google Earth or another map viewer.



2 comments:

  1. Theses timestamps are epoch/unix time, that is a uprunning counter in seconds since january 1st 1970 00:00:01.

    You can calculate your startdate (or the enddate too) with a 'unix timestamp calculator' (google search).

    Cheers,
    Aleks

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  2. or you could select the start date directly from the calender in the Google Latitude "view and manage" tab, copy the "start time" part from that URL, and paste it on todays URL in the "start time" part. ;)

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