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nagoyan
07-08-2005, 08:11 PM
Anybody watching the last run of Lance Armstrong for his 7th straight Tour de France champion?

Watch it with Google Earth!
I am providing route maps I made including course path, town/hill/sprint points, distance info. You will find route maps for upcoming stages in "Current Events" area in file download pages.

Google Earth is perfect app for Bicycle road race (or any road race like Marathon, car rally race etc) as roads/up&down/distance is sp critical.... for both cyclists and fans! You will preview what kind of hills that Lance is attacking in 3D while watching TV!
Or GPS integration will help a lot for cyclist or racing team....

Also "Elevation Exaggeration" function will help a lot for TV viewer, as the slope on the Google Earth looks like bit flatter than you feel (on TV or real world). I recommend "1.5" as a biker.

Any comments for making better route maps or ideas to utilize them are highly appreciated.

More info for Tour de France:
http://www.letour.fr/
http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/05index.php
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/tdf2005/index

nagoyan
07-11-2005, 12:12 PM
I have uploaded Stage 12 (Jul 14) route map to TdF library.

Stage 12 - Thursday, July 14: Briançon - Digne-les-Bains, 187 km

Pls visit TdF folder (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=cat&id=16) to get it. It will be there after moderation.

Thanks and enjoy the race,

nagoyan

Mickey
07-11-2005, 12:45 PM
It's been approved and I added the thumbnail. Here it is:

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile176/Tour-de-France-2005---Stage-12.htm

Thanks for submitting it!

fishbne2
07-11-2005, 03:49 PM
Lance is a machine! This Tour should be one of the greatest (as far as competition for Lance) since he started winning. I'm looking forward to the Alps starting Tuesday.

nagoyan
07-12-2005, 05:00 PM
Oh yes indeed. Lance was a machine. Stage 10 was simply unbelievable. He's already beaten most of contenders!

I uploaded Stage 13 (Jul 15) route map to TdF library.

Stage 13 - Friday, July 15: Miramas - Montpellier, 173.5 km

Get it now! ;-)

nagoyan
07-20-2005, 01:01 PM
If you want to watch the live update the rece position, download this file:
Updates every 30 seconds - leading group only.

TdF Live Update (Leading group only) - kmz (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=43065)

See lucifer666's postings this thread (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/33551/an/0/page/vc#33551) for more info.

rvbooth
07-20-2005, 01:37 PM
This is a wonderful set of tours! Many, many thanks for posting these.
I discovered it mid-tdf, after following the tours with viaMichelin,
the profile on the tdf site, and OLN. Now we know precisely where
the action is!

nagoyan
07-21-2005, 08:27 PM
rvbooth, my pleasure.
Now route maps are complete with Stage 21 upload. Can't wait the ITT now!

Next year, letour.fr definitely should provide accurate route maps and GPS based realtime race tracking service as a Google Earth contents!

So map making are done, then I am just joking....

http://flickr.com/photos/earthhopper/27609017/

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http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile874/Solar-system-maps.htm

nagoyan
07-22-2005, 05:34 PM
I found a mistake in the final Champs-Elysées circuit on the route map (it should go thru the tunnel in front of Musee du Louvre), so I have uploaded 2nd revision....I believe the new map will be going on the TdF folder after moderation soon.

I have refered this citcuit map (http://www.prefecture-police-paris.interieur.gouv.fr/circuler/Images/Circuit_ChampsElyse.gif) of TdF 2004 from Paris Pref Police.

Sorry about that, and would like to suggest re-download for those who already have previous one...

The showdown for 6-peat champ Lance Armstong for his final TdF podium is on Sunday afternoon, French time.

Thanks

nagoyan

nagoyan
07-22-2005, 08:02 PM
...then I found the Champs-Elysées circuit map for this year...from Paris Police Dept...

http://www.prefecture-police-paris.interieur.gouv.fr/circuler/manifestations/tour_de_france_2005.pdf

(PDF file)