Now that I’ve *finally* finished the series on how to meet or beat most of Google Earth Plus’s features without paying for it, here’s a one-post set of links to all the posts in the series.
Brief summary of what features Google Earth Plus has, and which ones there are free solutions for.
Importing GPS data into Google Earth using standard GPX files, proprietary GPS unit software, and EasyGPS.
How to use GPSBabel and GPS Visualizer to download GPS data, and convert GPX and other GPS data formats into Google Earth KML format.
Exporting point and line data out of Google Earth and into a GPS unit, something Google Earth Plus doesn’t offer as a special feature.
Another “free” program with the ability to import and export GPS data to and from Google Earth.
Google Earth Plus lets you import up to 100 coordinate points in CSV format; free options allow unlimited import.
A simple Excel spreadsheet that can take up to 50,000 sets of coordinates, name and description data, and convert it to a KML file.
As part of the spreadsheet import, Google Earth Plus will let you geocode 100 addresses, but free options let you geocode thousands of addresses per day.
A post about GPS TrackMaker, totally free software for GPS export/import to Google Earth, file conversion, track editing and more.
A link to the DestinSharks.com description of Google Earth Voyager, a free program for automated caching of Google Earth data for offline use. Caching Google Earth data is necessary if you’re going to be doing real-time GPS tracking with Google Earth when you don’t have an Internet connection.
The final set of posts, dealing with how to implement real-time GPS tracking in Google Earth with free or cheap options.
And check the series listing at the bottom for more recent updates.