The Latitude history in Google Earth


If you use Google Latitude, you’ve likely tried to view your travels in Google Earth. However, when you go into Latitude to export it, you’ll find that it only can do a single day at a time. Fortunately, Don Barker of GIS-Elektrika has posted a very simple workaround.



When exporting to KML, the URL that it generates contains a “startTime” and “endTime”. By manually adjusting those numbers, you can get a whole range of dates in a single file! Don advises that you just enter some lower random numbers to make it happen, but the Ask Metafilter post that started this idea has some additional tips.

Do you use Google Latitude? I have it enabled on my phone, but tend to use Foursquare more often. Still, the potential of Latitude is quite amazing, and it’ll be interesting to see what Google does with it in the future.