Google Earth Geocache Browser

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You can view geocaches using Google Earth's geocache browser. The geocache browser is a great way to quickly view what's in any area on earth.

Google Earth is a free satellite imagery program that you can use. The waypoints shown using the geocache browser is an approximation, always use the exact coordinates from the cache page.

ImageThere is a 150 cache limitation. When there are more than the limit in an area, it will randomly display 150 caches.

The geocache browser is a KML file, the default file format for Google Earth. To start using the KML, go to your "My Account" page on geocaching.com. You should see the Google Earth badge.

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Save the KML file to your desktop. Now open Google Earth.

 

 

 

 

From the File Menu click File | Open and find on your desktop "GeocachingNetworkKML.kml".


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You'll notice that the file has been added to your Temporary Places on the left and you should see results on the map screen.


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To keep the KML file next time you open Google Earth, you'll need to move it from the Temporary Places to My Places.

Simply Right-Click the KML file and select Save to My Places.

Now you can zoom in, select a geocache and view the cache page using the web browser built-in Google Earth.


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Parent Category: Geocaching