This version of North Cumberland Trails (821KB) needs Google Earth installed. Get Google Earth here... free. Uncheck "Include Google Chrome". Install Google Earth first. If you already have GE installed, then you are ahead of the game.
Next download North Cumberland Trails.zip and open the archive. Double click the North Cumberland Trails.kml file and it will open in Google Earth. Watch GE zoom to the map.
Layers settings I use...
Borders and Labels
- 1st Level Admin Borders (states)
2nd Level Admin Regions (counties)
- Geographic Features
In Tools / Options / 3D View
True color; Anisotropic Filtering- high; Labels - Medium; Graphics Mode - DirectX; Show Lat/Long - Decimal; Show Elevation - Feet, Miles; Fonts - both - Ariel Normal 14; Terrain Quality - Higher; Elevation Exaggeration - 2 (this make it interesting)
You may need to experiment with some of these settings... how well it works will depend on your graphics card.
My wheel causes the map to zoom. Left click and drag pans the map.
Shift, left click, and drag causes the map to tilt into 3D and rotate about the pointer when clicked. Shift-Wheel tilts about center of view. CTRL-Wheel rotates about center of view. If that motion seems to fast, then slow the motion by adding in the Alt key, as Alt-Shift-Wheel slows the tilting to about half speed. The trails go up and down and over the hills in pseudo 3D... enjoy.
Google small roads are in view between ~6000' Eye Alt and ~12000' Eye Alt.
Disclaimer: As with any map, this is only a snapshot in time with some on the info very old. New data is added as it becomes available. This is a continuing work in progress.
Feel free to ask questions... I'll answer them... if I can.
Latest update: 7/12/11
Facebook link... https://www.facebook.com/NorthCumberlandTrailsMap
"If'n you ain't been throwed, you ain't been ridin."