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KPR 2022 - Maps!

24 Oct 2022 1:47 PM | Garry Spicer (Administrator)

Maps are now available!

The information in these files is intended to help radio operators navigate to, from, and around the rally venue. You will need this information on rally day.

The links below are for map files in KML format.  They are not image files! These files are intended for use with a GPS device or GIS software.

The utility that you obtain from these files will be closely associated with the device or software into which you import the data. I generally use APRSIS32 or YAAC. Some people report success with a program called Gaia. If you want image files, then I suggest making them with an application that can display KML data (Google Earth, Bing Maps...).

If you need files in GPX format (some GPS devices require this) or you would like them in a CSV to import into a spreadsheet, then I suggest using one of the online converter services available on the Internet.

In any case, be sure that you understand the features and requirements of your chosen GPS device or GIS software.

It is strongly recommended that radio operators use GPS based navigation on rally day. Keep in mind that cell coverage is poor at the rally venue, so be sure to download map tiles to your device prior to rally day.

First is a KML with just the course segment locations (blockers, control points...).

KPR Segment Items v2.0

Second is a KML with the routes (roads), places of significance, and waypoints. These items are marked to help you navigate to, from, and around the venue.

KPR Context v2.0

It is possible for changes to occur between now and the rally, so keep watch in this blog for possible updates.

Garry, VE6GDS

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