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fisty
05-17-2014, 04:39 PM
has anyone used Google Earth to look at the maps of the FEMA camp site or other sites from the books?

Tex
05-17-2014, 05:33 PM
I never have. I've been through the general area quite a bit, but when it comes to fictional stories, I just let my imagination draw the pictures.


Tex

MillenniumMan
05-17-2014, 06:30 PM
There's several brass placards at each major point on Morgans Trail put up by the Lake County commerce commission as historical sites. Just google Morgan's Trail Lake County Florida.

Goingbush
05-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Yes I Google Earthed and street viewed many locations esp where intersections and locations are mentioned. For me it adds authenticity to the story

angeryamerican
05-17-2014, 10:18 PM
If I can figure out how to do it I'll load the Google earth file I have with everyplace listed. It's pretty cool, you can zoom out and see the trail.

reddawnspokane
05-18-2014, 07:55 AM
that would be neat to map out Morgan's trail home. Fisty, I like the map you found in chat the other day.

MillenniumMan
05-18-2014, 09:51 AM
It even shows Morgans house which is located at *muffle muffle small sniffle scream* *pant*

*looks at Angery, who looks angry*

WTF dude?!?! I wasn't going to send them to your place, I was gonna send them to Fat Pats's!

W.Lynn
05-18-2014, 12:36 PM
Plane crash and eating one's besties has been done, "Alive: the story of the Andes survivors" (kind of gruesome in a few spots, not for everyone. )

W.Lynn
05-18-2014, 01:09 PM
Derail complete.

fisty
05-18-2014, 04:55 PM
well that got wired.

W.Lynn
05-18-2014, 06:13 PM
Yeah, we're that way sometimes.

lorky
05-20-2014, 02:53 PM
sometimes?

White4Delta
05-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Im a Geography/GIS major and will be taking an advance cartography class in the fall and I am sure there will be a Thematic Map project. I'll have to re-read book one, but making some type of a map of their trip might home might be cool. Maybe try to prove or disprove a person could hike the distance in the time frame they did? I will have to add some type of science to why i'm making such a map and the map will have to answer a question. Hmm, got me thinking now. :)

Was there any real research on if the hike could be done in the time frame? I think about this hike all the time since I do drive some distance back and forth to work every day.

MillenniumMan
05-24-2014, 04:21 PM
You could make the trip here in Florida easily. Most of it is flat land, and the highest point in lake county is about two miles from where I'm sitting right now (I'm at Lowes waiting for an order) about 300 feet called Sugarloaf Mountain.

A good portion of the trip was via land accessable areas, off dirt roads and US 27. But I wouldn't recommend the lakes unless you're impervious to gator bites and fluke worms.

The trip could have gone faster, but Morgan didn't want to die or anything from lead poisoning.

reddawnspokane
05-26-2014, 11:15 AM
Although he did almost have a lead poisoning incident.

macandjeeps
06-03-2014, 01:02 PM
To necromancy an old thread.....anyone able to post a link to that trail yet? I tried googling around - my google foo apparently sucks.

Bumper
07-29-2014, 03:03 PM
If I can figure out how to do it I'll load the Google earth file I have with everyplace listed. It's pretty cool, you can zoom out and see the trail.

Did these ever get posted anywhere? I am going to start re-reading the series while waiting for the next one to come out and thought it might be sorta cool to "follow along" on Google Earth.....

angeryamerican
07-29-2014, 11:15 PM
I do have maps, I marked every location on Google Earth as I wrote it but cant figure out a way to upload it so everyone can download it. If anyone has any ideas feel free to share.

Bumper
07-30-2014, 12:02 AM
Thanks, AA. I know you can save routes and mark places on Google Maps but I haven't done a lot with Google Earth. I'll see if I can figure it out....

MillenniumMan
07-30-2014, 10:37 AM
There's the topo maps in the first books.

AA: Screenshots work. Pirate treasure maps are cooler :)

Bumper
07-30-2014, 05:03 PM
I do have maps, I marked every location on Google Earth as I wrote it but cant figure out a way to upload it so everyone can download it. If anyone has any ideas feel free to share.

I originally thought that you were having trouble saving it but after finally pulling my head out of a dark place I figured there was just no way to upload it through vBulletin. If you want, you can email the file to me and I will FTP it to up to my server and then provide a link to download it. There is a way to set up a KMZ file to be uploaded through vBulletin but would have to refresh myself about how to do it.



There's the topo maps in the first books.

My books don't have topos in them...:(

Joyce Hoffman-Gayley
12-28-2015, 11:07 PM
Hey, just jumping in here. Did any of those maps ever get uploaded? I'm really curious because I read the books with my tablet in my lap trying (some successfully, some not so) to follow Morgan in his travels and I would love to know how close I got to figuring it out. Thanks.

angeryamerican
12-30-2015, 09:28 PM
Joyce if you PM me your email address I'll send you the file.

Joyce Hoffman-Gayley
12-31-2015, 09:08 PM
Did it, thanks.

Joe Beck
01-14-2016, 02:03 AM
the trick would be to add them to the AudioBooks! :)

Redbeard
04-10-2017, 12:39 PM
Yes I listen to all my books lol I'm a salesman and drive all over the south east. Funny I'm at the kangaroo in Altoona looking around to get a feel for the area. Adds depth to the story to get to drive through the areas mentioned in the book! Great job AA BY THE WAY!

Gspotts
12-13-2017, 03:10 PM
Yes I used google maps to recon that routes and areas like the cabins, towns, and elks camp.

Greg Bouten
02-23-2019, 12:25 PM
I have to use Audio books as my eyes are getting to bad to read. Have been trying to follow on google maps