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Title: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 12, 2020, 03:57:45 PM
This is an experiment. Let's see if it works.

https://earth.google.com/earth/rpc/cc/drive?state=%7B%22ids%22%3A%5B%221r0GEpJYJu08dqMRTcLcL6JVsaJevZbW8%22%5D%2C%22action%22%3A%22open%22%2C%22userId%22%3A%22103708895088010793342%22%7D&usp=sharing
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: PonoBill on May 12, 2020, 04:00:49 PM
Pretty cool. It looks like it might be a bit of a trick to get into the water, but then you're used to that.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 12, 2020, 04:01:08 PM
This was created in a Google Maps feature called projects. I'm not real sure how to share it. Please let me know if it works and how well.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 12, 2020, 04:02:20 PM
It must works. The trick isn't getting into the water, its getting there.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: surfcowboy on May 13, 2020, 10:39:27 PM
That... is a hike. Tom, do you surf anywhere thatís easy? ;)

That setup looks great. And am I right that on the right swell, with a foil, you could do the whole thing top to bottom?

I wanna go. And cool tour too.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: SUP Leave on May 18, 2020, 10:50:18 AM
So many rights. Looks like heaven to me.

I consider going left a completely different sport.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: TallDude on May 18, 2020, 11:22:19 AM
Looks a little cleaner than K55 ;D
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: stoneaxe on May 19, 2020, 06:29:51 PM
Nice looking spot.

I haven't tried using the project feature in Google Earth yet and I imagine the tools are similar but you might find it easier to make maps in Google maps....you can still share them in google earth by exporting the kml or kmz file. I've been using Google maps to create maps for 10 years or so. I just exported this one to KMZ and it opens in Earth perfectly (not the web based version for some reason though).

This it in Google maps, unfortunately I can't attach the KMZ here.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3586733,-71.0866797,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!1s1GQlGbO4dThgaM2dzI0W3PrC0lag?hl=en

Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 20, 2020, 09:52:50 AM
I'm still trying to figure google map and google earth out. Someone showed me projects in earth and I kind of stumbled through it. It produces a KMZ, which I can download, but haven't figured out how to use it.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 20, 2020, 10:08:19 AM
That... is a hike. Tom, do you surf anywhere thatís easy? ;)

That setup looks great. And am I right that on the right swell, with a foil, you could do the whole thing top to bottom?

I wanna go. And cool tour too.

It's mostly all rights, picks up both a North and South swell, but gets very windy most of the year, especially spring and summer. Water is usually cold. No facilities or supplies at all except for a few outhouses.

One time on a massive North swell some windsurfers road the same swell from Bombora all the way to the fish camp, over 1.5 miles.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: jondrums on May 20, 2020, 06:17:27 PM
for what its worth, I can't access the link you originally sent.  any chance of sharing lat/long location?  It sounds like a spot I've been to windsurfing with rights going all the way from the point to a fish-camp 1-2 miles down the coast.  Fish camp sold us ice and all kinds of wonderful fish, crap and shellfish
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: digger71 on May 20, 2020, 07:34:46 PM
The link only works for me if I open in an incognito window, but after that it's pretty cool.  Thanks Tom
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 21, 2020, 08:50:38 AM
jondrums, Its probably the same spot. 29.619496 - 115.497787

digger, that's interesting. I just can't figure this out. Guess I'll have to look into it. I get different results from clicking that link with my cell phone. my PC, my tablet, or my wife's tablet which I'm not logged into google. It looks like there are different results with the different zoners clicking the link. I think it may have something to do with location privacy and permissions.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: jondrums on May 21, 2020, 01:11:02 PM
yup, that's the spot.  Incredible place.  I could tell some pretty good stories from going there for years.  We quit going down 10 years ago when it became unsafe to travel the main road.  The locals in Baja are so sweet that I couldn't imagine it, but a fellow windsurfer was held hostage while they extorted his family for money back in the US.  Nobody got hurt, but that was the end of that.  Has it improved again?  One year a buddy of mine flew his plane down there, but I never thought about that since there would have been no good way to get all the windsurfing gear in the plane.  This post has me thinking again about hitching a plane ride down there with a wing and a sleeping bag...
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 21, 2020, 02:15:52 PM
Second try for link

https://earth.google.com/earth/rpc/cc/drive?state=%7B%22ids%22:%5B%221r0GEpJYJu08dqMRTcLcL6JVsaJevZbW8%22%5D,%22action%22:%22open%22,%22userId%22:%22103708895088010793342%22%7D
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Tom on May 21, 2020, 03:47:12 PM
Second try for link

https://earth.google.com/earth/rpc/cc/drive?state=%7B%22ids%22:%5B%221r0GEpJYJu08dqMRTcLcL6JVsaJevZbW8%22%5D,%22action%22:%22open%22,%22userId%22:%22103708895088010793342%22%7D

If I click on this link in my wife's tablet, it just opens google earth at here current location, if I email here the same link, it opens at San Carlos with all the project stuff.  wtf
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: jondrums on May 21, 2020, 05:02:05 PM
must be google's fault.
The original link opened up fine for me in an incognito browser window, but not in a regular window.
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: Weasels wake on May 29, 2020, 04:07:49 PM
The title of this thread in itself is a conundrum, a map of a supposed 'secret' spot made public.
Maybe it's meant to be that way.  8)
Title: Re: Google map of my secret Baja Spot
Post by: southwesterly on July 01, 2020, 09:34:43 PM
 Hey, that's pretty cool.
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