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Distance error of recorded track exported to Google Earth over GPX

Ricardo Borges shared this problem 13 months ago
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My tracklog recorded in Locus shows 16.72 km and then after exported to GPX, Google Earth shows 20.70 km. Why this difference?


Also, in this day I hiked with 2 friends and their garmin devices showed about 3 km of difference higher. Any help please.

Moto Z3 play and Locus 3.38.4

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Hi Ricardo,

could you please post GPX of your track for testing? Thanks

Michal

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Hi Michael,


Sure, GPX file is attached. Locus shows 16,72 km and GE shows 20,70 km. I didn`t export in KML because GE doesn`t show any measurement data with KML files generated by Locus. Is it normal?


Thank you,

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Hi Ricardo,

I tested your GPX in GE and it shows length 16.7:


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Then I tested it in the GPSvisualizer and the result is the same:

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So, your observation seems to me like a little mystery.

I'm sorry, if I can't simulate the problem, I can't help with it.

Michal

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Hi Michael,

I don`t know how you got that window in GE, please tell me how to do it. Well, the simplest way to find the measurement of a treck in GE is right click then Properties. See image attached. Also, my 2 friends with garmin devices showed a 3km of difference??

Sorry, but still something wrong

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Good day Ricardo,

I'll try to help a here a little bit as well. Do not know where and why Google Earth print this distance value like on your screenshot, but try to display elevation chart in GE and you get this screen.