Published by KermMartian 12 years, 9 months ago (2011-08-22T16:18:21+00:00) | Discuss this article

As you may or may not know, Cemetech side-project Feedscreamer, aka Scouter 2.0, tracks and records GPS data in a simple delimited file format. I occasionally like to pull that data into Google Earth to examine the paths that it has created, which requires a simple conversion to a KML file. I've previously just done a series of find/replaces, but I figured I would codify it as a program. This trivial program (download link below) converts files with lines of the form "timestamp latitude longitude" (where timestamp is in seconds of epoch time and latitude and longitude are signed decimal numbers) into KML files. It even does intelligent sensing of where the GPS or device has been turned on and off to create discontinuous paths of multiple trips. Feel free to grab it from the link below. I've included a sample screenshot from feeding Cemetech admins' recent Maine trip data into the program; you can see our departure from Massachusetts, arrival in Maine, and return back to Boston.

GPS2KML v1.0